London, South Kensington
22 May 1997
A rare Steiff 'Galop-Molly'
Molly the dog with dual plush mohair, brown and black glass eyes, black stitched nose and mouth and button in ear with remains of red label; the cat with silver tipped grey mohair, green and black glass eyes, pink stitched nose and button in ear, both standing on four red painted wooden wheels joined by metal frame --7in. (18cm.) long, circa 1926 (scuff marks to wheels and metal frame)
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