London, South Kensington
3 July 2005
A rare Steiff Jack Rabbit
with brown tipped blonde mohair head, ears and hands, large brown and black glass eyes, pink stitched nose, black stitched mouth and claws, swivel head, jointed arms, wearing integral pruple velvet jacket, orange knickerbockers, white and blue striped socks with leather belt, brass buttons and FF button in ear, circa 1929 --11in. (28cm.) high (missing shoes, wear and faded)
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See Button in Ear, Jürgen & Marianne Cieslik, page 203.
Made between 1927 and 1931, only 2,780 examples were sold. He is an American children's book character, published by Grosset & Dunlop.
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