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Chad Valley Ooloo the Cat Price Guide

Ooloo the Cat was the creation of cartoonist George Studdy who created the famed Bonzo the Dog character. Ooloo the Cat appeared in the Sketch newspaper in 1929 as a feline counterpart to Bonzo. The Chad Valley Ooloo the Cat was made in the 1930s.

A rare Chad Valley Ooloo the cat
A rare Chad Valley Ooloo the Cat. An excellent example. Sold for £550 at Special Auction Services, June 2020.

The Chad Valley Ooloo the Cat soft toy features: black and cream velvet material; shaped glass eyes with yellow felt backs, painted detail; a red felt tongue; a swivel head, standing on hind legs; white mohair tip to tail and red and white woven label on foot. The label reads Hygenic Toys, Made in England, Chad Valley Co Ltd. It measures about 22cm high.

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A Chad Valley Ooloo the cat soft toy, early 20th century, with original label, 23cm. Sold for £380 at Trevanion & Dean, May 2016.

Chad Valley Ooloo the Cat Price Guide
Fine examples £400 to £550 / $440 to $700
Good examples £200 t0 £300 / $240 to $360

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