5502 - Uncle Wiggily Longears
© Mabel R Garis, 1987
5502 - Ungle Wiggily Longears is an unusual character, and is possibly far more familiar to American collectors, being the starring character in over 15,000 short stories!
First issued in 1987 as a Worldwide Limited Edition of 5000, this 14" rabbit was initially priced at £39.95.
He does not appear in catalogues after 1999, when we must assume that his edition had sold out, or that he had been discontinued
as part of the "Nisbet Celebrity Collection", Uncle Wiggily is one of the less well known members of the Nisbet family, and may be overlooked by collectors in the U.K. - But we think that he is a charming and unusual figure, and should be more widely seen and appreciated!
Uncle Wiggily is really a member of "The Nisbet Celebrity Collection", but as the rest of the collection are bears, we decided to list him with the soft toys.
Here is what the "House of Nisbet Dolls and Teddy Bears Catalogue" for 1986 has to tell us about him