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Estes Ark home of The Talking Teddy - 521 Lone Pine Drive - Estes Park, Colorado 80517 USA - www.estesark.com - webmaster@estesark.com - Phone: 970-586-6483 Fax: 970-586-2728.
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Store Is Closed For The Winter
Store will ReOpen May 23 2015 For The Summer Season

Website Orders Will Charge And Ship The End Of May 2015

ESTES ARK IS FOR SALE
We are currently seeking a buyer for our business, website and Commercial property.
Toy plush stuffed animals, teddy bears, collectibles, Noahs ark figurines, music for kids, puzzles, puppets, cats, dogs, horses, sock monkey, elephants, giraffe, zebra, baby gifts available on board Estes Ark home of The Talking Teddy. Teddy bears, Noahs ark, stuffed animals, toys from Boyds, Douglas, Fiesta, Folkmanis, Fun Tunes, Gund, North American Bear, Schleich, Stranger in the Woods, Steiff, Wildlife Artists. Featuring: Muffy VanderBear, VIB's, Winnie the Pooh, Paddington, Smokey, Peef, Corduroy, Yogi Bear, Puppets, Coke Polar Bears. Slot cars from: Champion, JK, Parma, Scalextric.

SOCK ANIMALS - Sock Monkeys --- Need Help ? -- ask Abe Zimmerman On The Home Page


 

Sock Monkey Family



 

Sock Teddy Family



 

Sock Gorilla Family



 

Sock Turtle Family



 

Sock Monkey Bag



 

Adult Sock Monkey Slippers



 

"Sock Monkey Dreams" Book



 

"Sock Monkey Goes to Hollywood" Book



 

"Sock Monkey Boogie Woogie" Book



 

"Sock Monkey Rides Again" Book



 

Sock Monkey Lunch Box



 

Sock Monkey Tea Set



 

Paul Frank Bath Mitts - Set of 3



 

Classic Julius by Paul Frank



 

Julius Monkey - Pink Print by Paul Frank



 

Julius Monkey - Blue Print by Paul Frank



 

Julius Monkey - Brown by Paul Frank



 

Julius Monkey - Pink by Paul Frank



 

Julius Monkey - Beige by Paul Frank



 

Sock Monkey Pirate Outfit



 

Sock Monkey Aviator Outfit





Nostalgic Sock Animals. "Familiar as an old pair of socks, without the holes... or the Odor!" ...... Thanks, Abe Zimmerman

A sock monkey is a toy made from socks and fashioned in the likeness of a monkey. These stuffed animals are a fixture of folk art and kitsch in the culture of the United States. Around 1951, the Nelson Knitting company discovered that their socks were being used to make monkey dolls. In 1953, Nelson Knitting became involved in a dispute over the design patent on the sock monkey pattern. Sock monkeys remain a popular toy to this day, though not as much so as teddy bears. Most vintage sock monkeys found today are no older than the late 1950s, and many date from the 1970s. A number of methods for dating sock monkeys have been debated by collectors, including the shape of the red heel, the tightness of the weave, the style of clothing worn, and other features. However, since sock monkeys are home-made rather than mass-manufactured, it is extremely difficult to accurately date any particular monkey. They were awarded the patent in 1955, and began including the pattern with every pair of socks. The sock monkey doll was then used in promotional campaigns celebrating the widespread application of their product by inventive homemakers in the field of monkey manufacturing. The Nelson Knitting Company was acquired in 1992 by Fox River Mills, and the original brown heather, Red Heel monkey sock is still in production by Fox River Mills. A distinctive change in the red-heeled sock design distinguishes monkeys made with Fox River Mills socks from Nelson Knitting Company socks. Fox River heels are more uniformly ovular, without the end points that gave Nelson Knitting-made sock monkeys their smiles or frowns. Sock monkeys remain a popular toy to this day, though not as much so as teddy bears. Most vintage sock monkeys found today are no older than the late 1950s, and many date from the 1970s. A number of methods for dating sock monkeys have been debated by collectors, including the shape of the red heel, the tightness of the weave, the style of clothing worn, and other features. However, since sock monkeys are home-made rather than mass-manufactured, it is extremely difficult to accurately date any particular sock monkey.



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