Herman Pecker Felt Reindeer

Discussion in 'Wanted' started by Laurav, Jan 16, 2020 at 1:07 AM.

  1. Laurav

    Laurav New Member


    Looking for these possibly 50’s felt reindeer by Herman pecker, made in Japan. This is a guess based on google searches.

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  2. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    WELCOME Laurav !!! ... Joy, :):):)
  3. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

    Hi Lurav!

    Welcome to Antiquers...........

    I don't know anything about the reindeer, but they sure are cute!
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  4. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    Very cute, but with a maker's name like that I'll pass on trying to research on the internet. :rolleyes:
  5. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    I did. And they weren't reindeer. O M G.
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  6. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Holy cow! Are you sure that's the maker's name? I'm not going to look because I can just imagine what will show up. :eek:

    Those reindeer do look familiar though.
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  7. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

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  8. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

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  9. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    Here is a Google search trick for everyone.

    If you put quotes around something, only search matches with those words in that exact order will show up. You can add words in the search beyond that, google won't care what order those words are in.

    So I just googled, "Herman Pecker" Japan reindeer. All I got was Herman Pecker reindeers.

    First thought on the OP's, they are absolutely fabulous, but almost wonder how vintage they are? They look so new, no wear --usually this type of thing from being in storage since the 60s would have slightly bent legs, fading, that kind of thing. I would expect a tag somewhere if they were 1960s. Kind of feel like they might be even 1990's or newer with a nod to the vintage ones from the 1950s/60s. But could also be something produced in another country that I'm not familiar with.
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  10. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    Here is one in a blog. The blog says, "vintage" but not sure the blogger knew much about them. Does seem to be the same style:


    Also the blog mentions that they are 15" tall. If the OP's are 15" tall, another point that makes me think newer than 1960s -- all the Herman P. ones were more like 6" tall.

    But again could be from a company I'm not familiar with.
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  11. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Those are very cute but I just dont see real age to them .
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  12. Laurav

    Laurav New Member

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  13. Laurav

    Laurav New Member

    They might be newer, not sure. They were posted in a mid century modern group but no one knew the origins. I have been googling to find out more. May be newer?

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  14. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    The one on the blog (above) I linked seems the same, the owner guessed vintage.

    They definitely have a great look, but possible they are newer.
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  15. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    So you're looking for them? Are you sure they're by the same maker? I think they're better than those velveteen Japanese reindeer, though surprised they seem to have no labels; the wire legs, felt material, and overall quality reminds me of Annalee figures - sort of 'Annalee on acid', would suspect 1960s-'70s dating, but they could certainly be newer 'retro' pieces...

    Here's another design of similar construction (not as sexy), seller also suggests Italy for possible origin, but believe these could have been made in a number of places:


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  16. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    That one is more in lines with the size of the 1960s versions at 7". But has sort of a similar general shape. It's the 15" of the OP's that is the stumper.

    Interesting this one above guesses "Italy" because I have to admit, Italy crossed my mind for the OP's.

    With older ones you'd expect a tag of some kind, unless of course was cut off.
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  17. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

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  19. Laurav

    Laurav New Member

    Yes, these are it...

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