GOREY, Edward (1925-2000). Beanbag Animal. Pig. [Middle Falls, NY: Toy Works], 1979.
Cloth doll, filled with rice, approximately 7-in. tall. A purple pig, in a tweed jacket with yellow bowtie.
The first beanbag animals were manufactured by Toy Works, including a pig, a frog, at least three different colored cats, and a bat. The bats remained in production for many years... but "the others are rare" (Toledano p.156).
[With:] GOREY. Beanbag Animal. Bat. [Middle Falls, NY]: Toy Works, 1980. Cloth doll, filled with rice, approximately 5 1/2-in. tall with approximately 16-in. wingspan. Black and white crosshatch-patterned cloth, red "jewel" eyes, with Toy Works tag.
Property from the Collection of Thomas J. Barrett