These animal hats were quite popular in the mid 1980s. The bear hat was the original design and made in different colors. In addition to the Bear hats we also made Fox, Raccoon, Tiger and other animals. The Bear head was made of acrylic toy plush with lock-in realistic eyes and Black plastic locked-in nose.
The Autograph Dog has been around a long time. In the Mary Meyer 1975 catalog it’s on the back cover shown in Yellow with White ears and White underbody. Each toy had an inexpensive ballpoint pen attached to a loop on the top of its back. The idea being that your friends would autograph your dog and you would keep it as a souvenir of a special event, such as high school graduation or the spring prom.
They were made of cotton or polyester fabric that would accept the ink in a pen so that your friends could sign them. This was also made in a “Get Well” version sold in hospital gift shops as gifts for a hospital patient to be signed by his visitors to the hospital. A Graduation version was also popular, to be signed for the graduate as a souvenir. The most difficult part of manufacturing these autograph toys was the make them smooth enough when stuffing the toy. It had to be stuffed firmly and smoothly. A bumpy autograph dog is not acceptable. The Autograph Dogs were made for a number of years.
This is the small bunny Mary Meyer made for the Easter season and it was a top seller for many years because it was inexpensive. It was Mary Meyer quality so it was very well made even though it was not expensive.
It was made of a variety of colored plush such as Pink, Blue, Yellow and many others. It had a White centerpiece in its head and White ear linings and was stuffed with chopped foam rubber and later chopped polyurethane.
in assorted pastel color plush head, body and ears with White plush ear linings, felt eyes, nose and tongue with a satin neck ribbon.
This Bunny was first created in the early 1950’s. It was made in Pink, Blue and Yellow with White plush ear linings of Rayon plush made by Baxter, Kelly & Faust in the Philadelphia, Pa mill. This was a very popular design, because it was our least expensive bunny and retails for $1.25 each in the 1950’ and 1960’s.
It was stuffed with shredded foam rubber at first and in the 1960’s it was changed to shredded polyurethane as it was of lighter weight and washed better than foam rubber. Satin neck-ribbon was attached.
The Basset Hound was a very popular design. It was introduced in the mid 1960. It was made of Cocoa & White plush and stuffed with shredded polyurethane foam, with a Red satin neck ribbon. The Black & White felt eyes were cemented on.
It was made of Brown and White plush made by Baxter, Kelly & Faust in their Philadelphia, Pa mill and stuffed with shredded foam rubber. It had felt eyes and Red felt tongue and a Black pompon nose plus a Red satin bow. It was only made in this one 12
This was a Brown plush bear with Honey colored ear linings, paws and feet stuffed with shredded polyurethane foam rubber and realistic Amber colored plastic locked-in eyes a felt nose and tongue dressed in a Red corduroy coverall with a zipper. It was part of the Mary Meyer line during 1979 to 1982.
This Teddy Bear hand puppet was made from 1960 to 1975. It was made with Brown plush body, head and ears with felt eyes, nose and tongue and a Red satin bow cemented on. In this style of hand puppet you used all 5 fingers - your longest finger in head, index & ring finger in arms and thumb & pinky in legs. This model was made in late 1960s.
During the late 1960s we redesigned our puppets and added two more legs at the bottom of its puppet body. A child would put one finger in the puppet.
The Beaver was a very popular stuffed toy we made for about 10 years in the mid 1970. He was 10" high and made of a high quality light Brown plush and also made in a smaller size about 4" to 5" high. Both sizes were very popular.
With realistic plastic lock-in eyes, he had a Brown felt tail and White buck teeth like a real beaver. There are probably 5,000 of these beavers hiding in attics and toy closets through out the USA. He and his miniature version can also be found for sale on Ebay today. The Beaver had a Brown felt tail and realistic amber colored plastic lock-in eyes and a felt nose and White felt Beaver teeth. It was one of the few toys we made without a satin neck ribbon. It was stuffed with shredded polyurethane foam rubber.
Begging Bunny - early bunny - 1950's - was a low cost bunny that we made for many years. Offered in Pink, Blue, Yellow - Note the Square White felt eye centers. This is an indication of early 1950's design - stuffed with chopped foam rubber.
This colorful bunny had colorful chest & ear linings made of brightly colored printed fabric. With Black & White felt eves and a bright satin neck ribbon. He was stuffed with shredded polyurethane foam and made in mid 1970s.
Begging Pup was designed as a small, inexpensive stuffed toy. It had a Tan plush body with Cocoa ears, stuffed with chopped (small pieces) foam rubber and in later designs in many plush colors in the 1960’s. It was stuffed with chopped polyurethane – a lighter weight, more washable foam rubber. The eyes were felt glue/cemented on the toy with a Black felt circle first and then a tiny White felt square pupil and finished with a satin ribbon.
The Bronze Luxy Bears were a series of large luxurious Teddy Bears made with very high quality plush fabric similar to the fabric used for women fur coats. It was an expensive fabric and it made beautiful, expensive bears. The ear linings, muzzle and foot pads were made from Honey color plush with realistic Amber color plastic locked-in eyes and Black plastic locked-in nose and an embroidered mouth and a Red satin bow. These 4 teddy bears were made with the highest quality plush fabric available and were the top quality we made during the 1970
In 1974 Mary Meyer Easter assortment. Puppet is made in Pink and Blue with White plush ear linings and felt eyes, nose and tongue with a satin neck ribbon. In 1974 Easter line.
This large Brown standing horse had a dark Brown head and body and a White head center-pieces, ear linings and a White chest with White shaggy (very long pile plush) mane, tail and lower legs made in early 1980s. It was stuffed with shredded polyurethane foam rubber. This was the largest in the standing horse series.