My Ultimate 5 Tips for Collecting Spaghetti Poodle Dogs

Vintage spaghetti poodle dogs have so much charm and character. They come in a variety of colors and styles and can be found highly decorated with rhinestones, bows, glasses, hats, playing sports, chain leash with puppies, depicted as fireman, graduating students, band musicians, reading the daily newspaper, snooty, high fashion, smoking, brides and more!

5 Tips for Collecting Vintage Spaghetti Poodle Figurines
5 Tips for Collecting Vintage Spaghetti Poodle Figurines by Yasmina Greco

Spaghetti Poodles are vintage ceramic, porcelain and clay figurines whose signature hairdo was created through an intricate process. Craftspeople would use tea strainers to push material like clays or glazes through the holes to form delicate strands that could be affixed for a pom-pom look, swirled onto the figure for bouncy curls, or incorporated into other creative designs. These one-of-a kind decorations were often also spruced up with rhinestones as eyes or sparkly accessories on their hats and collars; pearls and floral motifs added further charm! Despite being incredibly fragile though years of handling can cause them breakage in some areas – making these collectibles even more special.

Poodles are highly sought after and collectible today. Seems everywhere one looks we are returning to the nostalgia of yesteryear in some ways. Prices for poodles 4” inches – 5” inches tall is around $25.00 – $50.00 and go up from their depending on the rarity and maker of the item along with size and condition. Expect to pay more for decorated poodles with rhinestones and embellishments as well as the larger the poodle size is the higher the price will be.

When you are out searching for your poodle collectibles be sure to give the item(s) a thorough once-over by making sure rhinestones are all intact, spaghetti is intact, paint is not too worn, chained groups are still chained together with their original chains and items that have parasols still retain their parasols.

5 Tips for Collecting Vintage Spaghetti Poodle Figurines by Yasmina Greco
5 Tips for Collecting Vintage Spaghetti Poodle Figurines by Yasmina Greco

(pics are from my collection and Pinterest)

5 Tips for Collecting Vintage Spaghetti Poodle Figurines

  • Damage: Make sure the tail is intact, as this tends to crack or break off over the years
  • Details: Are all the rhinestones intact, is the paint and color in good condition, are their any chips or cracks to the poodle
  • Chained Groups: Make sure the chains are attached and are original and have not been replaced
  • Brands to look for: Top poodle makers- Napco, Lefton, Kreiss, and Company, Thames, Wales, Classica, Lipper & Mann, and Relco
  • Markings: Poodles should be marked or stamped with country of origin, date, numbers, and have their tags and labels in-tact

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