Steiff Peter Rabbit doll, 1900's

by mandylyn

Steiff_Peter Rabbit

What started as a simple story written by Beatrix Potter in 1893 has become a worldwide wonder today, with many children growing up with memories of Peter Rabbit and even owning a piece of Peter Rabbit memorabilia.

This 1900's Peter Rabbit doll is made by Steiff and is rare because Steiff usually manufactures bears and it also comes complete with a set of shoes which are often missing.


  This vintage toy is from the Mint Museum of Toys Collection.

Mickey Mouse Organ Grinder, 1930's

by mandylyn

Mickey Mouse Hurdy Gurdy
Made in the 1930's by Distler in Germany, this Mickey Mouse collectable toy is also known as the "Hurdy Gurdy". Though it dates more than 70 years ago, it is in near mint condition and comes complete with Minnie Mouse dancing atop the organ and with the rarer coil-tail version.

This toy was last valuated in the late 90's at over US$35,000.  


  This vintage toy is from the Mint Museum of Toys Collection.

Schuco Yes/No Bellhop Bear, 1920s

by mandylyn

MINT - Schuco Yes/No Bellhop Bear
This vintage teddy bear made by German bear manufacturer Schuco, is dressed in a bellhop uniform and is fitted with a lever tail that allows the bear's head to move up or down and left or right, suggesting its action to say "Yes" or "No", hence its name the "Yes/No Bear".


  This vintage toy is from the Mint Museum of Toys Collection.