Sunday, April 18, 2010


Now here's an old children's push toy that I only see in vintage photos-- a slightly dishevelled stuffed mohair camel that still moves back and forth when pushed. I think this playful Bactrian was dressed up once as a circus camel--it still has remnant of felt cloth that was onec part of its "saddle". While the camel is bald in some parts, it still retains its glass button eyes and the wheel mechanism still works excellently. This must have been European made and dates back to the 50s, as the metal parts are made of aluminum and rather elaborately put-together. I found this children's toy in Chatuchak, Bangkok's oasis of collectibles, pardon the pun, and now it reposes in tropical weather amidst my junkpile of vintage kiddie toy collectibles.

No comments:

Post a Comment