Vintage 1950's/60's 3 x Steiff Mecki Mini Hedgehogs.
A cute little set of three 1950's/60's Steiff Mecki hedgehogs in need of some T.L.C.
We have Mecki leaning on a lamp-post with bottle in hand, on his motorbike with tools and ski-ing.
The hedgehog is a figure in a Brother Grimm’s tale of the Hare and the Hedgehog from the 19th century. A film was made about this story by the Diehl Brothers in 1938/39, who called the hedgehog Mecki. He has since then been a comic figure in the German Horzu magazine and various children’s books. In 1951, the first Steiff Meckis were produced. Mecki’s wife, Micki, is the embodiment of a 1950s woman — calm, good-natured and always in the background. They have two children: Macki and Mucki.