STEIFF Cat Hand Puppet ~ 1950-53 Early Model!



Collectors and cat lovers alike fall in love when a Steiff Tabby Cat appears as a hand puppet. And this Kitty's endearing expression with bright glass eyes and hand-stitched nose is adorable! This toy is also special because it retains the US zone tag, dating it as an early model made between 1950-53. Tabby puppet was finely handcrafted in Germany using the nicest mohair plush and it is not a surprise that it presents beautifully even after so many years. The striped airbrushing work on this puppet is also remarkable. Its head is stuffed with excelsior (wood wool) and has a cardboard finger tube for movement. This puppet retains Steiff's trademark button in ear but it's missing the yellow flag #317 and chest tag.  It has been gently used but there are some signs of age and wear. Little Kitty can't wait to join your vintage toy collection!

  • Condition: Used and pre-owned vintage puppet. With button and US zone tag. Missing chest tag. Gently used with nice coloring. With bald spots and a bald line in front of the body. Worn and discolored bow. Please determine the condition by yourself, taking a close look at all pictures and asking questions.
  • Origin: Germany
  • Brand: Steiff
  • ID: with button and US zone tag
  • Year: 1950-53
  • Size: 9in/23 cm tall
  • Materials: finest mohair 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.


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