STEIFF Jocko Monkey Hand Puppet ~ 1949-53 Rare!

The iconic Steiff Jocko Chimpanzee is adored by fans all over the world. It was produced since the early years of the company and its amazing expression, with pocket eyes, is as captivating as realistic. This unmistakable character is even more attractive when it appears as a hand puppet! This toy is also special because it retains the US zone tag, making it an early model made from 1949-53. Steiff uses the finest mohair plush and it is not a surprise that Jocko looks very nice even after so many decades of life. Its head is stuffed with excelsior (wood wool) and has a cardboard finger tube for movement. It is overall in good condition but is missing the Steiff button and other IDs. Without a doubt this sweet old monkey puppet will be a joyful addition to your vintage toy collection!

  • Condition: Used and pre-owned vintage puppet. Overall in good condition. It shows a light folding mark at the back. It retains the US zone tag but it is missing button and other tags. Please determine the condition by yourself, taking a close look at all pictures and asking questions.
  • Origin: Germany
  • Brand: Steiff
  • ID: With US zone tag. Missing button and other tags
  • Year: 1949-53
  • Size: 9in/23 cm tall
  • Materials: mohair plush, felt, glass eyes, excelsior
  • The puppet stand is not included

This vintage puppet does not comply with current safety standards and is intended for adult use only.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Karen Kobayashi
A very happy repeat customer!

The Jocko puppet is my second puppet from Once Upon a Puppet and I am thrilled with my purchase! Marcus does an outstanding job photographing and describing his puppets in an engaging and detailed way; when my puppets arrive, packaged with care, they are just as wonderful as I have expected them to be.
Of course, the puppets are so much more fun when they interact with each other that you don't want to stop with one!
Supporting this small business has brought me joy and hopefully will do the same for you!