Daniel has been collecting since around 1980, so after 35 years he has amassed a considerable collection. Daniel's collection consists mainly of unusual antique soft toys & teddy bears. Although, typically for a collector, the collection goes off in all sorts of directions including antique and vintage golliwogs, miniatures, Christmas and Halloween items, dolls and dolls' houses.
Daniel, who handles many toys in his work life, is now drawn to the weird and unusual; things that he doesn't usually see. Items especially sort by Daniel are toys with original paper tags, little known British makers and interesting bear and soft toys that are yet to be identified.
This is rare boxed Schuco Charlie Chaplin. He is in exceptional condition. When wound up with a separate key, he spins around in circles and his cane rotates. He is made of tin-plate with a flocked face and felt clothes. His box is the most charming part. On the lid is a handwritten French label –…Read More
Here is a very rare Dean’s Rag Book Co. Charlie Chaplin, in exceptional bright condition. This was designed to dangle from a string and dance around when knocked. He has printed makers details on the soles of his shoes. This example dates from the 1920s. Most of the time when you see a Dean’s Chaplin, he…Read More
Pip, Squeak and Wilfred were a British comic strip set of characters published in the Daily Mirror from 1919 to 1956. Conceived by Bertram Lamb and drawn by Austin Bowen Payne until around 1939. The tale of orphaned animals, Pip the dog, took the father role, Squeak the penguin, the mother and baby rabbit Wilfred.…Read More
Details A rare Dean’s Rag Book Co. Mr Turnip made in 1954 only. Mr. T has a rubber head, a felt body with clothes and the Dean’s ‘Evripose’ wire limbed movement. Whirligig, a children’s television fortnightly Saturday afternoon treat, which began in November 1950, devised by Michael Westmore, was the very first children’s programme to…Read More
A rare Kersa frog smoking a pipe with rectangular metal label on sold of foot. Wilhelmine Walter founded the company in Lobositz, a small town in Bohemia in the Western part of the Czech Republic about 30 miles north of Prague in 1925. Wilhelmine originally began making soft toys for her children. The “Kersa” name…Read More