London, South Kensington
4 July 2006
A Bing teddy bear
with rare light cinnamon mohair, black boot button eyes, pronounced clipped muzzle, replaced black stitched nose, mouth and claws, swivel head, jointed elongated limbs with felt pads and hump, circa 1910 --16in. (40.5cm.) high (repair to tip of muzzle, right wrist and left leg, some slight wear and small hole in tip of left foot pad)
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This bear is known as Benjamin.
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