Archive for the ‘Mary Meyer History’ Category

Mary Meyer’s Polar Bear – Igloo Reversible Stuffed Toy

For Mary Meyer’s Christmas line in 1994 our designer, Steven Meyer, Mary Meyer’s grandson, Polar Bear-Igloo Reverible created Frigi-Bear, which was a polar bear that could be turned inside-out and became an Igloo. The Frigi-Bear was made of White plush-toy fabric and was 8” high with Black eyes and nose.  There is an opening in […]


Mary Meyer Musical Elephant with Moving Trunk

  In the mid 1960s  Mary Meyer created a Standing Musical Elephant with moving trunk.  It was 11 inches high, made of Grey plush with White ears, Black/White felt eyes, a Red neck-ribbon and Pink “I’m A Musical”  ribbon tag.The musical mechanism was made in Switzerland and was wound up with a key.  As the music played the trunk turned. […]


Best Mary Meyer Stuffed Animal Designs  – 1930s to Today      I’m writing to tell about great designs created during the past 50 or more years. My hope is these toy design will not be forgotten and they can see the light of day again.       Shearson Sheep is my favorite Mary Meyer toy and was […]


Mary Meyer Washable Stuffed Toy Scotty 1946

Mary Meyer started making stuffed toys in the 1933. My Mother was Mary Meyer and I have a collection of toys she made starting in the 1930s right up to today –  2014. As a kid I watched the “ladies” who made the toys doing all of the different toy making operations. Stuffing toys in the 1930s […]


Have You Ever Wondered Where All the Vintage Stuffed Dolls Are Today?

I’ve spent most of my life designing and manufacturing stuffed animals and dolls. I took over the job from my mother who was Mary Meyer of the Mary Meyer Manufacturing Company, which was known by most simply as the Mary Meyer stuffed toy company. Mother and dad, Hans Meyer, started making toys and pin cushions […]


Lazy Hound Dog from 1960’s by Mary Meyer

This morning a friend sent me a photo of her favorite Vintage Mary Meyer stuffed toy. The “Lazy Hound” is 13″ long with a Brown plush body and head and Honey  plush ears, chest and snout.He has a large Black pompom nose, a Red felt tongue, felt buttons on his chest and a satin neck-ribbon.  The […]


Mary Meyer Elephant Pin Cushion

My name is Walter Meyer and I have been writing about my experience working with my Mother, Mary Meyer and the stuffed toy business. During the 1930’s and early 1940’s Mary Meyer manufactured animal pin cushions and oil cloth covered stuffed toys.  The two products – animals pin cushion and oil cloth covered stuffed toys […]


Mary Meyer Pin Cushion Doll – Made in 1938

My name is Walter Meyer and Mary Meyer was my Mother and I grew up in the stuffed toy business.  Today Mary Meyer stuffed toys is located in Townshend, VT, where  I live also. Mary Meyer’s business began in New York City in 1933.  In those days we were at 3 West 29th Street, on one […]


A Very Old Mary Meyer Stuffed Animal

An Old Mary Meyer Musical Giraffe from the late 1950’s          My name is Walter Meyer.  Mary Meyer was my Mother and I spent from 1955 to 2010 working in the Mary Meyer family business.  In high school I cut out toys and felt parts for stuffed toys and many other jobs at Mary Meyer. I also swept […]


Found A Mary Meyer Dutch Boy Doll Made in 1938

MARY MEYER DUTCH BOY DOLL I have spent most of my life as part of Mary Meyer Stuffed Toys.  Besides the 50+ years I have worked here, the time when I was growing up, I was also involved in the Mary Meyer company.  The main reason was that Mary Meyer was my Mother and she […]