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FOUND – 70’s ORANGE & WHITE DONKEY? HORSE? Wearing a RED HAT – VEST – BROWN PANTS — 10 Comments

  1. #101708-1
    GT,
    Is Donkey heavy? If it is, then it must be filled with ground nutshell = Dakin, Gund, or Russ. If the fabric is stiff and filling is styrofoam/ light = Carnival giveaway. Possible maker for Carnival Giveaways from that era is Superior Toy Novelty, ACME, St. Louis Carnival Supply. If you remember what color the tag was, that will be a big help for identification. Ana.

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    PS: Soft plush and not heavy/ fiberfill could be made by Dakin, Gund, Russ, Animal Fair, or Knickerbocker. Knickerbocker and Gund often put wires in ears until mid 70s.
    Good luck,
    Ana

  3. Hi,
    Thanks for all of the comments. As I can recall the toy was soft in spots like the nose and belly. It was made of really high quality materials-not like carnival animals. I can’t be sure that the ears were wired or not. It was a long time ago. hopefully I will find a maker or photograph here so I might buy a new one. Thanks GT
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    GT,
    If your memory is correct about the tag, then the maker will be Applause or Russ Berrie (70s-80s Applause has cloth tag, Russ is silk tag).
    Good luck,
    Ana

  5. Could this be Quick Draw Magraw maybe? Mcgraw — quick draw something like that….he is white and western.

  6. HI ALL,
    I checked. I think the donkey is not quick draw mcgraw. He is like dakin or russ toys. Any idea where I might find a catalog of their older products? GT

  7. If you have a large bookstore close by, like a Barnes & Noble or Books-a-Million, you might try looking in their Collectibles/Antique section for a toy book. But the odds of finding it in a company catalog are all but nil. Sorry.

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    Pssst – Please try to get in the habit of adding the post code to your comments. I forget, too, but every one that has it is one less I have to mark in my files.

  8. I have a stuffed animal which has its original tags and he is very similar to what you are describing. He is a yellow or light orange color and is wearing a red vest. he is made by Animal Fair and his tags are dated 1976. I could gladly send you a photo of the one I have if you like or if you are still looking.

  9. Hi Folks,
    Thanks you for the assistance in my lost animal search. It has been so long since I posted here last but I have great news! The Donkey toy I ‘ve described from my childhood has been found. Not the actual one of course but online after years of searching! It is Orange and made by a company called KAMAR in the late 1970’s. I just happened upon it while looking around Ebay one night. 12 bucks and my childhood memory came back to me. Thanks you all for the wonderful site and assistance. I will be sure to post a photo if I can figure out the best way to do it. Many Thanks Again, GT

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