I don’t have a lot of information on this vintage Minnie Mouse plush without its original tags. There are literally tens of thousands of Minnie plushes out there, and without the tags, it’s impossible to date or categorize her. Or… is it?
From the look and materials I guessed that she could be from the late 50s to sometime in the 70s. After a little Internet research, I found a seller claiming that she is pre-1968.
These vintage plush characters aren’t to everyone’s taste. The material is of a coarser fabric and the facial features are basically pasted on. Manufacturing has come a long way since this plush was produced! But then there are those that would say she is so ugly she’s cute. What do you think?
I don’t think she could be considered ugly with that cute little face! I think what most collectors would have a problem with is the materials and production values.
Who made her? We may never know for sure. But again, a little Internet research found another seller claiming she is made by California Stuffed Toys. California Stuffed Toys filed as a Foreign Business Corporation in the State of New York and is no longer active. This corporate entity was filed approximately forty years ago on Friday, December 31, 1982. So the company could have been in operation in another country under a different name and used the California Stuffed Toys name only for their North American operations.
You can find many toys for sale on eBay and other selling sites with the California Stuffed Toys name and copyright:
Isn’t research fun? It’s almost a shame when a product has all it’s tags and labels. It makes it too easy! But easy can be good too.
My wife adopted Minnie from a charity shop for the price of $12.99 CAN.