Steiff Tom Cat is certainly a favorite among Steiff's beloved felines and it is even more desirable as a hand puppet! This Kitty's expression with green glass eyes is hard to resist. Like other toys of the time, Tom Cat was skilfully handcrafted in Germany from 1959-67 using the finest mohair plush. The pictures can't capture how lustrous its plush is. And this puppet is even more special because it retains all IDs – the button in ear with a yellow flag #0717,00 and the chest tag. Tom Cat has nylon whiskers and the nose/mouth is hand-stitched. Its head is stuffed with excelsior (wood wool) and has a cardboard finger tube for movement. It has been gently used but the tags show wear. For sure this sweet little puppet will be a nice addition to your vintage toy collection!
- Condition: Used and pre-owned vintage puppet. Overall light wear. With button, ear flag #0717,00 and chest tag. The tags and bow show wear. One eye has a mark. Please determine the condition by yourself, taking a close look at all pictures and asking questions.
- Origin: Germany
- Brand: Steiff
ID: all IDs with button, yellow flag #0717,00 and chest tag
- 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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