(1926) Label Dismal Desmond
Very rare Deans Rag Book "Dismal Desmond" in very good condition indeed.
Produced in 1926, he was a resounding success for a short time until 1929 when Cheerful Desmond was made. Dismal was a predecessor to Mickey Mouse. Production of both Desmonds only lasted until 1936.
Desmond measures 15" from the tip of his tail to the top of his head. Seated to head 13"
He is made from a Dalmation spotted brushed cotton "Fluffidown", apart from the placket underneath which is plain. He also sports a red tongue which is in tact, and a felt bow. His eyes look remarkably like liberty bodice buttons which school knickers were fastened onto! He is not jointed, in fact his feet are sewn together to give him stability
He has his Reg Design number printed to his neck. A lovely example
|Make||Dean's Rag Book Dismal Desmond
|Label||Stamp on neck|
|Features||All characteristics in tact|