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soft toy - Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse

  • Object:

    soft toy

  • Place of origin:

    Ironbridge (made)

  • Date:

    1950-1959 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Merrythought Limited (manufacturers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Synthetic plush, felt, painted cotton

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Louise Anne Wheway

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Stiff-limbed soft toy depicting Mickey Mouse, made predominantly from synthetic plush. Mickey is dressed in a pair of short red dungarees with prominent yellow false buttons, yellow shoes and magician's gloves, all made from felt. Around his neck is a red nylon bow. The face is separate and has been painted in black and red with Mickey's features. Affixed to the doll's chest is a printed paper label depicting Donald Duck and Thumper the rabbit.

Place of Origin

Ironbridge (made)


1950-1959 (manufactured)


Merrythought Limited (manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

Synthetic plush, felt, painted cotton


Height: 34 cm, Width: 20 cm, Depth: 8.5 cm

Descriptive line

Soft toy, 'Mickey Mouse', Merrythought, 1950s

Production Note

Produced under Merrythought's 'Verylyte Hygienic Toys' trademark.


Plush; Felt; Cotton



Subjects depicted



Children & Childhood; Soft toys; Character merchandise

Production Type

Mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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