Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Where's this, then?

A box of new old toys has arrived. I look at them and wonder where they've been in their lives.

They seem to be wondering, Where are we now? 

These two ^ came as part of a lot of seven toys on eBay. The seller didn't photograph each animal, but I took a chance because I could see I wanted at least two of the lot--including this dirty white terrier with ocher ears. (And they were cheap--only $11 for the lot, though shipping more than doubled that.)

When I opened the box, I got the sort of surprise you hope for. 
The animals were all much cooler than I'd expected––especially this black dog (above, right), which had just looked like a blob in the photos.  

You can see, can't you? this dog's got personality. 
He's a mohair Scottish terrier, from the 1930s or 1940s. Stuffed stiff with wood shavings (and a non-working squeaker), he stands up,  and he has glass eyes and a jointed, movable head.

Scotty cost $4 (w/ shipping). I could add a zero and resell him. I wasn't even expecting him. But he's here now, and he's staying.


bink said...

I'm in love! What personality those two have! The black one looks especially naughty!

Fresca said...

And they're even better in person!