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Date Listed 19-Mar-17
Address Oakville, ON L6M3A5
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Merrythought England
Vintage Turtle Pull Toy on Wheels
Made Exclusively For Holt Renfrew 1950/60s

This vintage pull turtle has a brown body, a red shell with dark green spots. It is believed to be from the 1950’s. It is fixed on a base of red wheels and has a red pull cord. It is approximatley 10 ½ “ long and 6” wide. This turtle has both an original Merrythought Ironbridge Shrops tag on it’s underside as well as a tag which reads, “Made in England for Hold Renfrew”.
This toy is in good used condition with some signs of wear.
About Merrythought:
Established in 1930 Merrythought is one of the oldest and most prestigious of England’s toy manufacturers. For over 70 years the magic of Merrythought has delighted adults and children of all ages with a range of traditionally handcrafted toys that are more than mere playthings.

Merrythought has a history of making high quality teddy bears. Consequently, this turtle toy is unique and incredibly rare. It will be a coup for any vintage toy collector.

A Merrythought toy is a joy forever – a treasured family friend to be passed down from generation to generation – a valued heirloom that’s guaranteed to give year after year of lasting pleasure.

About Holt Renfrew:
Holt Renfrew is a chain of high-end Canadian department stores comparable to Saks Fith Avenue in the United States. The chain began in 1837. The company built a reputation for furs that was solidified in 1886 when the firm had the honour of being appointed "Furrier-in-Ordinary to her Majesty" by Queen Victoria.
In the 1930s, the company began entering into exclusive accounts with some of the best designers in Europe and the United States to sell their fashions in Canada such as Christina Dior. Many well-known upscale designers have since been added.
In 2004, Holt Renfrew was named "Store of the Year" by the National Association of Store Fixture Manufacturers at its 33rd annual Retail Design Awards.

We never alter, repair or replace any of the features of our stuffed animals as we like to leave them in the original condition for our collectors. We feel replacing them with anything from a different era
makes them no longer original or authentic

Your collector item will be carefully packaged. It has been kept carefully sealed in storage in a Smoke Free Environment.
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