I saw your website and I thought I would email you and ask you if you possibly know of a toy that I am in search of. You look like just the people who can help me. I don’t know what the toy is called, neither do I know who made it. All I know is that the toy was made sometime in the late 1970’s or early 1980’s.
It’s a stuffed dog who was dressed like a hobo. He had bib overalls with patches and possibly a hat. He was brown and had a black nose, but the nose was not plastic, just fabric. For a mouth he had two strings sewn on the snout. He had an apple or a strawberry patch on the left side of the bib of the overalls.
If you have heard of such a toy or even know what it was called, please let me know. I would really like to find this item!
Thank you in advance,
One of our readers has added this information:
I think I may have found the name of the hobo dog that Helen is looking for. I found the following information on the drtoy.com web site:
In the mid 70’s – early 80’s I had a stuffed dog named Clem. He had on overalls, and I have since learned he originally came with a bandana. I have also since learned he had a brother and sister named Clyde and Clara.
I hope this helps Helen find a replica of her toy!
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Searching for a toy – Originally posted 01/08/2008