Famed for its Hugmee Bears, Chiltern is a celebrated English toy maker. Taking its name from the Chiltern Hills of Buckinghamshire, the company crafted an array of Teddy Bears before closing its doors in the 1960s (later purchased by Chad Valley). This Teddy Bear Hand Puppet is one of their rare creations. Made from art silk plush with a head stuffed with excelsior (wood wool), this puppet presents an endearing look with glass eyes and Chilrtern's signature vertical stitched nose. A cloth tag with red lettering reading "Chiltern Hygienic Toys" dates the piece to the 1950s. Its appearance attests to being enjoyed, evidenced by matted areas, some bald spots and staining, yet it maintains a great deal of charm and personality. Teddy hand puppet can't wait to join your vintage toy collection!
- Condition: Used and pre-owned vintage puppet. Age related wear with matted areas, spots, staining and a small hole close to one of the arms. With Chiltern's cloth tag. Please determine the condition by yourself, taking a close look at all pictures and asking questions.
- Origin: England
Brand: Chiltern Toys
ID: sewn cloth tag with red letters
- Year: circa 1950s
- Size: 7.5in/19 cm tall
- Materials: artsilk plush, glass eyes, excelsior
- The puppet stand is not included
WARNING: This vintage puppet does not comply with current safety standards and is intended for adult use only.