Steiff Golli G & Teddy B and Molly Golli and Peg Set
Rare - Matched Numbered Set by Steiff
EAN: 651861 & 651878
Size: 9 inches
Material: Mohair and mohair felt
Jointed: Golli G & Molly Golli - 3 way jointed, Teddy B - 5 way jointed, Peg 6 way jointed
Rare - Matched Numbered Set
rare, vintage (ca. 1995 & 1996), matched numbered, Steiff Golli G & Teddy B and Molly Golli and Peg set was produced by Steiff as an exclusive
limited edition for the Toledo Ohio Toy Store. Golli G and Molly Golli were the 1st and 2nd in the
Golli G & Teddy B and Molly Golli & Peg are in pristine new condition with Steiff hang tag
certificates of authenticity and packaged in a Steiff gift boxes. Golli G carries Teddy B - a 4 way jointed mohair Steiff teddy bear. Molly Golli carries a wooden fully jointed Peg doll. This is a matched numbered set.
"The Golli G & Teddy B and Molli Golli & Peg dolls were created by Steiff exclusively for The Toy Store of Toledo Ohio in 1995, Limited Edition of 2,500. Molly Golli (1996) is the first Golli Girl made by Steiff.
Florence Kate Upton was the original creator of the story book character of the "Golliwogg".
Florence was born in 1873 in Flushing, New York. Her parents were
English, who had emigrated to America in 1870. Florence became a
talented young artist, who decided to try her hand at illustrating her
own children's story book in order to help pay for her art education. In
1895, her first book, entitled "The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls" was
published by Longman's, Green and Company in London, England. The main
characters in the book were the "Golliwogg" and two Dutch Dolls, Peg and
Sarah Jane. The Golliwogg was based on a toy Florence had played with
as a child in New York, and was probably a black 'minstrel' type doll
that came from an American fair. The wooden 'Dutch' dolls were
inexpensive jointed dolls from Germany (the word 'Dutch' is an
anglicization of the word 'Deutsch').
Condition: New - Mint with certificate.
EAN Numbers: Ean 651861, Ean 681878