Lot of Vintage A.R.A., miniature "Pocket Pets" in original boxes.
These adorable figures were produced from the 1950's through the 1970's by Ara Jeretzian of Austria. They were distributed in Austria, France, Germany and the United States under the name of Pocket Pets and World's Loveliest Animals. Each figure is hand made of combination of wool pipe cleaners and needle felted wool on wire structure with air brush details and props. They are handcrafted and are of the highest quality. They are similar to Steiff's wool miniatures and are hard to find!
The lot includes (5) Teddy Bears dressed in different outfits. Each Teddy measures approx. 3-1/2" high x 2" wide.
The boxes have a clear plastic window with a brown paper bottom and have a gold strap to hold the figures in place. They have a gold and brown foil label on the front. The back of the boxes has text written in English, German and I think the other is French. The boxes measure 4-3/4" high x 2-1/2" wide x 2-3/4" deep.
The back of the box reads: Dear Buyer, You are now the happy owner of one of the prettiest mini wool originals in the world! Each of our 200 models is manufactured from wool, exclusively by manual work, in the most careful manner. We are pleased to welcome you among the numerous,, A.R.A. collectors. Yours, Ara Jeretzian, Austria.... read more