Bears & Friends
GORGEOUS TINY DOGGIE
WITH HIS SATCHEL, FROM 1934
Just look at that
face! Here we have a little rarity for you.
It`s a tiny seated dog with his satchel! He is
only about 2.75 inches tall. He is a hard
construction with a plush covering. He has a
little metal nose and glass eyes (right eye has a piece
broken from the bottom but really in a doggie so small
it just doesn`t get noticed other than with a magnifying
glass!). He retains his original red collar. He has cute
pointy ears, black plush at the rear of the ear and grey
in the front. Nice little curly tail. Just a
little age wear, but really in remarkable condition.
on picture for a larger view.
The wonderful thing about this
little doggie is his satchel. As you can see from
the photographs the satchel is made from a grey thin
card, with the original owners initials on the flap -
GBK. Now we know who GBK is, because there is a
little book in the satchel and this is signed inside the
front cover - G Koalie. We also have a date in the
little book of February 1934 and the place name Little
Doward - which I discover is in Herefordshire, England.
There are about 14 double sided pages in the little
book, with drawings etc. It really is fascinating what
this little child produced. Also there are two
Australian stamps - so one can wonder whether there was
that connection too - perhaps a relative? Or
perhaps, just a couple of stamps the little owner had
and kept as treasures in the little satchel. It is
an amazing survivor. The satchel has opened down
one side, but is still in otherwise undamaged condition.
So if you
love this little Doggie don`t delay and contact me as soon as possible
- he is obviously a one off with his handmade satchel
and to have survived over 80 years - amazing... If you have any
queries, do email and ask - I will be pleased to help.
This Doggie with his satchel is