Thanks to Holly, we now know that this is George the Giraffe, from the 50’s or 60’s. He was sold as a fabric panel pattern, to be cut out, sewn, and stuffed.
I was flea marketing in Indiana with my parents back in September, and I ran across a box of dingy, vintage stuffed animals. I was thrilled, as I love vintage plush!!
The one I especially liked was a bashful-looking giraffe pillow/stuffed animal. He reminded me of a character out of “Raggedy Ann” for some reason, but he was extremely dingy and full of holes!
So I bought him, took him home and gave him a good sink bath, patched him up, and now he looks fresh as a daisy! I even put little bows on his ears and tail! I decided to name him Burdorf (like the furniture store LOL). I know, I know, I love stuffed animals too much LOL!
Anyway, what I was wondering is, where do you suppose Burdorf came from? To look at him, you’d think he was sewn from some kind of pattern. At least that’s what I think. I’d extrapolate that he dates back to the seventies at the very latest. He looks rather cartoonish, but I don’t think he was from a TV show/movie or anything. And he’s not a Raggedy Ann character, even though he reminded me of one (I’m probably the only teenager who’s into Raggedy Ann LOL!). But I was wondering what you thought about it!
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Originally posted 11/05/2009