Well, on Saturday, I got the package! He's a wonderful little toy, in very good condition and with a terrific loud squeak.
I thought I'd pose one of my poms beside him for scale--ha ha! I don't know how your pets react to the camera, but if mine always react to being posed as if they were naughty schoolkids waiting outside the principal's office for discipline--stiff, anxious, and frozen at attention. I can relate; I usually look like a deer in the headlights or a snarly old grouch in photographs, myself.
First, Lollia gives it a try...
And finally Wickham...
The poms are much cuter than this in person. (In canine?) Oh, well. At least you can see the little toy dog.
This toy dates to the mid 1950s to early 1960s, and was , I'm thinking, probably manufactured by the Edward Mobley Company, though there are no markings to verify this. I have another dog apparently made from the same mold, and he's dated 1964 and has the Edward Mobley mark. Here they are together. The main difference between them is that the golden dog has sleep eyes, and is maybe a tad bigger than the blue and white dog.
Here's the whole crew, cats and dogs together. They're all the same type and general scale, apart from the pink poodle who just tags along for the fun of it. You can see what a good fit my newbie is! It's going to be fun playing with these with the granddaughters when they're old enough to enjoy it.
The little pooch came from Etsy shop, PegsEmporium. Let me show you some of the other cool goodies she has for sale right now.