London, South Kensington
3 July 2005
A Farnell teddy bear
with light golden mohair, orange and black glass eyes, pronounced clipped muzzle, black stitched nose, mouth, webbed hand claws and feet claws, swivel head, jointed limbs with felt pads and hump, 1920s --27in. (68.5cm.) high (bald patch inside left lef, slight general wear, small hole on top of muzzle and feet pads recovered)
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This actual bear was used in Sue Pearson's diary book.
This bear is known as Fairfax Bearfax.
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