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Offline Rachel-Eyes

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Vintage Knickerbocker turtle in a bonnet?
« on: Thursday 27 December 2012, 10:23 pm »
 Today for the first time in a long while, I went thrifting and I came across this plush turtle. She was just too cute to leave behind so of course I grabbed her right away!

Google fetches me this image and tells me it's by Knickerbocker.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/socal72girl/6883859320/in/photostream/

Does anyone else have any more info on these? I'm guessing early '80s based on the eyes but that's all I've got.

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Offline luckdragon

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Re: Vintage Knickerbocker turtle in a bonnet?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 01 January 2013, 01:42 am »
I saw that exact turtle today in a thrift store for $2.  It's much bigger than I thought it would be.  Seems to be about 16-18 inches long and about 12 inches tall.  The tag said it is a Knickerbocker Animal of Distinction.

The first thing that popped into mind when I first saw the pictures you put up was Holly Hobbie because of the quilting.  I did some research, and Knickerbocker did do some Holly Hobbie dolls, but I don't think this relates to them.  If it was in proportion with the dolls, I'd say maybe.  But, I have 2 vintage Holly Hobbie dolls (recently bought Holly Hobbie Amy for 80 cents at a thrift store), and the size is way too big for the standard sized doll.

But, I do think it is probably from the 1970s instead of the 80s.  The quilting and the color palette seem to mesh more with the 70s.

 

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