The Auction at Graceland•January 7, 2017
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 1/7/2017
In 1899, a painting with an image of a fox/bull terrier dog intently listening to a phonograph was sold to the Gramophone Company; it was registered with the trademark office in 1900. Over the years, the “Nipper” dog has become an iconic symbol for quality and excellence and is widely recognized as the mascot for RCA Victor records. The offered stuffed dog has a studded plastic collar with identification tab that reads “Nipper / Radio Corp. of America” and a round paper hang tag from Schwartz Toy Mfg. Corp. in Brooklyn, New York. While this particular period example was not used on stage (as evidenced by its intact hang tag and exemplary condition), it does emanate from the personal collection of Al Dvorin and comes with a letter from Howard Dvorin, Al’s son. This stuffed "Nipper" dog, the iconic RCA mascot, is an amazing memento that measures 21 inches (53.34 cm) in height, 19 inches (48.26 cm) in width. The plush dog is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.
The Nipper plush dog is in very good condition with some discoloration from age.