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Pooh's Friend said on September 30th, 2017:

Yes, Nancy B, the Eeyores produced by Agnes Brush and her assistants featured snap-on tails. You will recall that in one of the chapters of "Winnie-the-Pooh," Eeyore lost his tail (and Pooh found it). So, this was an inspired design.

Nancy B said on September 30th, 2017:

Did Eeyore come with a tail that can be snapped on and off? Mine has that, but since no one has mentioned it, I'm thinking that my mother might have done that when she gave me Eeyore.

Agnes said on September 28th, 2015:

The puppets were made by Determined Productions, Box 672 San Mateo, California. and were licensed by Stephen Slesinger, Inc., New York. They made Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore and Rabbit. The inside tag on Winnie-the-Pooh reads: Copyrighrt 1955(?), SHERAM INDUSTRIES, INC., 61 West Lawn Avewnue, Columbus, Ohio, 43207 Sheram Industries was owned by Lucie Gaseway VanLeuwen, who was also the host of Lucie's Toyshop, a local TV show utilising puppets of her own design.

chris m said on September 8th, 2015:

hi, i recently acquired what seems to be a very early piglet but i am unable to find an example to verify this . first off his jumper is worn not sewn as part of the doll also his eyes are sewn and he is not wearing boots . there is a tag on his shirt which reads buttonwood twig . I'm unable to find any reference to that in regards to W.T.P. on the web. anyone who can help i appreciate it.

Pooh's Friend said on January 15th, 2015:

Diane, you can find images of the hang tags for Owl, Rabbit, and Kanga and Roo using the index on the left side of the website. Mrs. Brush used the same printed tag for each of the characters, simply hand writing the name of the character in red ink in the open space. As to where the hang tags appeared, with Pooh the hang tag was looped around one of his arms. With Piglet, it was hung from his scarf.

diane said on January 15th, 2015:

Where do the hang tags appears on WInnie the Pooh and Piglet, I have both, no tags and am curious as to what the tags look like as well. Thank you

inthewayback said on November 23rd, 2014:

Thank you for making the effort to track down that information for me.

Pooh's Friend said on November 12th, 2014:

Inthewayback, I forwarded your query to Mrs. Brush's daughter, Joyce. She responded: "I have no recollection of any puppets. I never saw any puppet patterns or any references to puppets." It would seem then that Stephen Slesinger, Inc. licensed the manufacture of the hand puppets to someone else. They seem to be quite rare. I have seen only one, a Pooh puppet like yours, come up for sale on eBay in the past five years.

Pooh's Friend said on November 12th, 2014:

KD, as far as I know, there are no widely accepted grading standards for rating the condition of a stuffed animal the way there are with comic books. That being said, in order for an Agnes Brush character to rate as "Excellent," I believe it should have little to no signs of play, no rips or tears, no stains or odor, and no moth holes. The animal does not have to look brand new because at this point it would be unusual to find one that does. But it should be pretty close to the condition it left the store. It would not need the name tag, though this would obviously increase its value. I hope this helps.

inthewayback said on November 3rd, 2014:

Do you know if Agnes Brush made a Pooh hand puppet. I have a Pooh hand puppet that looks exactly the Agnes Brush Pooh and was discovered in an attic with an Agnes Brush Eeyore and Piglet. I can't find this puppet anywhere on the net. Thanks

KD said on October 31st, 2014:

I stumbled on this website while looking for information on my Kanga and Roo and have found it fascinating. Thank you so much for supplying the history of our beloved toys and the story of Agnes Brush! My question is about how to establish condition of my Kanga and Roo. To my untrained eye they look excellent, but is there some standard to guide me? Thank you again!

Pooh's Friend said on April 8th, 2014:

Hi, JC. From what I've been able to determine, the red and white jumper is just another of the many variations that Agnes Brush created. I do not have one in my collection, but I have seen it come up for sale from time to time on eBay. I think it would be impossible now to quantify the relative percentages of each version because of the lack of records. As I see it, every one of her creations is unique and special, no matter how many are still out there.

JC said on April 8th, 2014:

Hi, I have Piglet and he is dressed in a red and white striped outfit with a blue scarf. I haven't seen this color combo around. Is this a rarer color? Or just another variation? I have seen the exact opposite of this color, but not red and white. Any idea?

Peter said on March 11th, 2014:

My Pooh is back too. He returned last week after 50 years. This book was done for my brother and mother, but you might enjoy seeing my Pooh - And thank you for all the Agnes Brush cometary.

Pooh's Friend said on January 19th, 2014:

Herman, yes, Agnes Brush did create other stuffed animals, including a Peter Rabbit series under license from Frederick Warne & C0., the British publishers. I don't believe your fawns would be part of that series if the tag doesn't reference the Warne license.

Pooh's Friend said on January 19th, 2014:

Rob, the best places to look for Pooh would be on eBay and on Ruby Lane. There may be other sites, but those currently appear to be the top choices for most sellers. Also, check out the "Our Search Begins" page on the website.

Herman Ball said on January 19th, 2014:

I have 2 fawns which I would like to know if they really are by Agnes Brush. They are 10 inches to top of head. One of the fawns has her paper tag attached to its ear with a string. The tags has a large A with the word brush at the bottom of it. Then the word "fawn" printed on the line. Their heads are not shaped exactly the same. They are made out of tan and white felt. The tan part has white painted spots on it. They have black round button eyes that are sewn loosely and black nose likes Pooh's with tan and white ears which are folded over on both sides before sewing. Did Agnes Brush make other animals beside the Pooh series?

Rob Ponitz said on January 19th, 2014:

Where can I buy Pooh? I have the Agnes Brush Rabit and owl.

Andrew said on November 25th, 2013:

Amazingly enough I too lived in Westport Point in the summers & weekends and we still have a house there - I know your childhood haunts well! We also had Pooh, Piglet, Kanga & Roo, and I think Eeyore - all lost now alas. I recall that my Mother sewed a tear on Pooh once when my brother was naughty - we never forgot. This would have been in the mid 60\'s. I never forgot those toys, and years later saw a Pooh and Piglet nestled in a chair, as I passed a bedroom at a dinner party.... the recollection and the memory of life when small hit me like a ton of bricks. These toys represent to me the best of childhood - the gift of book and imagination. Thank you for this sit - and for the stories you tell. When next I am in Westport, I shall go to the old Schoolhouse and stroll down Main road and think of you there. I think it may be time to find another Pooh and Piglet....

Pooh's friend said on November 24th, 2013:

Jane, if it were me, I would sell them all separately. When you sell them as a group, you may wind up excluding potential buyers who already have one or more of the characters you are selling. The only time I would consider selling them as a group would be if I had a complete set in near mint to mint condition. I would think that such a set would receive a premium price as it is complete. However, in selling them as individuals, I think I would set a reserve price I could be happy with unless I just was just interested in selling. There is no reason to be unhappy with the sale price if you enjoy having them around, and the value of the ones in your collection can only appreciate over time as more people become aware of these wonderful creations.

Jane said on November 24th, 2013:

Thanks for the great website. I found some of these wonderful animals at an estate sale. I didn't know anything about their value--there was just something about them that I liked. I have Tigger, Piglet, Kanga, Roo, Eeyore, and Owl. They are all in mint condition (sadly, without tags) except for Kanga which is in near mint condition. If I decide to sell them, do you think it is better to sell them individually or as a group?

Pooh's friend said on June 26th, 2013:

Laurie, while eBay is the logical place to sell your Agnes Brush animals, I haven't really been that impressed with the prices that sellers have been getting of late. Part of the reason for that is that some of the animals being put up for auction are not in the best condition. So you might want to check out or and see what is required to post an item for sale. You won't get the traffic you will find on eBay, but at least there you can set a fixed price you would be happy to receive. If that doesn't work, you can always go to eBay.

Pooh's Friend said on June 26th, 2013:

Lisa, there are people who specialize in repairing old stuffed animals, but you have to be very, very careful in selecting ones with experience with your type of animal. I have an Agnes Brush pooh with some mold-like stains similar to foxing in old books and found a gentleman on the internet who seemed experienced in repairing old stuffed animals. I e-mailed him, but he cautioned that removing any stains from felt is a very difficult task. I wasn't willing to risk it. So, if you are looking for someone to do some sewing, it shouldn't be too hard to find someone. If you need more than that, be careful. Unfortunately, I don't have any specific recommendations on that score.

Laurie said on May 11th, 2013:

I have Pooh, piglet, Tigger, Rabbit, Heffalump, Kanga and Roo. They are in good condition I would say. What is the best way to go about selling them?

denisa said on May 1st, 2013:

My pooh bear is in tatters from all the childhood love. he needs repair but I have no idea who could fix him...and am terrified to send him away anywhere.... does anybody have an idea?

Lisa Dean said on March 31st, 2013:

Thank you so much for this website. I have been wondering about my pooh bear for years and know I know who made him. He is in need of some repair but I don't know who I can trust.

DAF said on December 22nd, 2012:

I wish I kept my stuffed animals from when I was a little girl!