London, South Kensington
17 July 2007
A very rare Isa Animated Toys teddy bear
with dark blonde mohair, clear and black glass eyes with pink painted bacls, pronounced up-turned muzzle, black stitched nose and mouth, triangular shaped head, fixed neck, bent fixed arms, extremely long legs with springs, three black mohair button down front, integral black mohair boos with brown laces, remains of cardboard object stitched to right hand, a large oval metal label nailed to right foot with patent no. 21458/14 and chain around neck, circa 1919 --19½in. (49.5cm.) high (balding to head and general wear)
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These rare novelty toys by Isaacs & Co., of Birmingham were sold as animated toys, they advertised them as 'I Jump, I Skip, I Hop, I Dance, I Sit Up, I Do Things - You Touch Me Only'.
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