London, South Kensington
4 July 2006
A British Puss in Boots
with white mohair, clear and black glass eyes, pink stitched nose and mouth and oil-cloth boots with laces, circa 1922 --7¾in. (19.5cm.) high (some wear, matting and discoloured); and a photocopy of a theatre program for Puss in Boots
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This toy was thrown into the audience by the Great Syd Fields, playing Bubates King of the Cats, in the Theatre Royal's, Birmingham panto of 1922. It was caught by the vendors uncle.
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