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The Camel with the Wrinkled Knees™ was a delightful part of the R. John Wright Raggedy Ann™ Collection. This whimsical character appeared in only one of Johnny Gruelle's wildly successful Raggedy Ann™ books, Raggedy Ann and Andy and the Camel with the Wrinkled Knees, published in 1924, yet is one of the best-known characters in the series.
Faithfully based on the original Gruelle images, The Camel with the Wrinkled Knees™ stands approximately 14" tall and is designed in scale to the large-size Raggedy Ann & Andy™. Constructed of the finest all-wool felt with soft airbrushed coloration, The Camel is jointed at the neck for increased expressiveness. He has a unique character face with hand painted features and leather covered shoe-button eyes. The Camel is completely, authentic from his double humps to his wrinkled knees and handstiched details. He wears a bridle made of leather with covered white felt buttons. The Camel with the Wrinkled Knees™ is destined to be the definitive version of this unusual storybook character.
The Camel with the Wrinkled Knees™ was produced in a small edition of 350 pieces. Each came enclosed inside a custom-made burlap sack with appliqued felt "RJW" initials. Included is a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity and the forms for owner registration.
This particular The Camel with the Wrinkled Knees™ is number five of only five ARTIST PROOFS made and comes directly from the R. John Wright archives in pristine as-new condition.
The online purchase price includes shipping and insurance in the domestic United States. For overseas shipping rates, please contact the RJW office. You may also place your order request via phone at 1-802-447-7072. All orders are subject to availability.