Happy Halloween Everyone!!!
Just thought I would give you a laugh for Sunday. Can you tell there has been a lot of fun creating Catius
I hope you do not feel too sorry for him, as he has been a naughty boy cat fighting. It makes you wonder what the other Kat looks like :crackup:
Gosh I can't believe where the times flies too! I thought I better show myself again on TT
This is Wiscus a new style of wacky cat who is from my range of Trash Can Kats. He was fun to make and looks as if he has been having a good rummage in a bin and the odd cat fight or two, as he has the scars and the bandage to show for his escapades. Hope he has given you a laugh. Can't wait to finish the next one he has a broken arm and a black eye :crackup:
Hugs to you all
I was a bit unsure on the eyes, I thought they were glass too. I have just been looking again at the book and seen 17 PAB which was manufactured 1905 similar again but I have tried to find a picture on the net but nothing showing only the larger sized bear which has foot pads. If it was one of these bears that would be wonderful, but not confident on that score. Regarding the stitching of the nose, cannot see clearly enough, but on the early Replica bears I have sold in my shop they were stitched horizontally. The thing that looks a bit out of character to me is the size of ears, granted the head is distorted in shape but the ears do look a bit big so that was why I thought it more like the original bear I mentioned manufactured in the USA.
I hope someone comes on that can help solve the identity of the bear, its so interesting :-)
I have checked in one of the Steiff Sortiment Books 1892-1943 and there is a bear similar, and similar size which had a double squeaker Dopperldruckstimme 25cm Brummstimme. The only thing is the dates are not so good 1934-1943. If you do not have access to the above book here is a link to a page with information and a picture of the said bear page 22 bear 45, this auction house has a different year of manufacture but the one I saw was in the Steiff Sortiment book so I would imagine that was more accurate.
http://www.steiff.de/fileadmin/download … r_2007.pdf
I do hope you get to identify the manufacturer of this darling bear. Good luck and best wishes.
I have just found this similar bear on a ladies blog, this one is approx 10 inches and American made, which was purchased in 1917 (when the original owner was born)
here is a link to the blog.
I know this is not much help but it might be a starting point that it is a bear made in the US and perhaps not Europe.
Good Luck and if I see anything else I will pop it along to you.
p.s. he is a very nice bear by the way and still has plenty of fur
It would have to be a bright pink one with a big flashing light on top for me to follow......I have never been over so many road humps in my life, its a bit much when an ice-cream van overtakes you :crackup: all we could hear going over the bumps was the bells on my bears hats jingling in there boxes :crackup:
I had a lovely show, I don't know where the time went too, sales were super, sold lots of Urchins and some Grogs and a couple of trade orders, so the long journey and toothache was worth it The one complaint I have is I need the show to be sign posted off the M1 saying "Jacqui This Way" LOL!! I can't believe with doing the show twice a year for the last few years and sat nav, we still seem to have a tour around the centre of London, this time it was the back streets suffering the humps in the road :crackup: At one point Darren said lets get a taxi and follow him LOL!!
Hugs to you all
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I have just been reading the international news and Reuters newsagency have just reported about holidays in Finland for our sad, tired teddy bears. I thought you might like to have a look and perhaps book a well deserved rest for your favorite bear
Hugs and Best Wishes