London, South Kensington
18 June 2002
A Chad Valley teddy bear
with brown mohair, pronounced clipped muzzle, black stitched nose, mouth and claws, swivel head and jointed limbs with felt pads --25¼in. (64cm.) high, circa 1929 (worn, missing eyes, pads damaged, seams open at ankles and lacking stuffing)
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This bear is known as Benjamin and was given to the owner in 1929.
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