Ideal Mortimer Snerd


It is funny that in the late 1930’s the Effanbee Co produced such wonderful dolls of Charlie McCarthy and of WC Fields but they did not produce Mortimer Snerd.

In the early 1950’s Ideal Toy Co. produced a Mortimer Snerd called a bendy. The arms and legs were made with a posable wire covered in cloth and then clothed.

Today I am pleased to show you on of these rather rare Mortimer Snerd bendies. The heads were made of composition as well as the hands and feet and almost always suffer with cracking and deterioration. This example is in near perfect original condition.

I hope you enjoy seeing him.



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