London, South Kensington
4 December 2006
A Chad Valley Magna Teddy Bear
with golden mohair, orange and black glass eyes, pronounced muzzle, black horizontal stitched nose, mouth and claws, swivel head, jointed limbs with brown cloth pads and red and white woven label on right foot, 1930s --18¾in. (47.5cm.) high (some general wear, small bald spot on tip of nose and repairs to pads at wrist)
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This actual bear appears on page 11 of The Teddy Bear Encyclopedia, by Pauline Cockrill.
This bear is known as Herbert.
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