London, South Kensington
19 September 2007
A J.K. Farnell teddy bear
with golden mohair, orange and black glass eyes, pronounced clipped muzzle, black stitched nose, mouth, webbed hand claws and feet claws, swivel head, jointed limbs and hump, 1920s --20¾in. (53cm.) high (pads recovered, slight red stain to nose, some general wear and fading and a few strands missing from nose stitching)
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For this actual bear see The Teddy Bear Hall of Fame - A Century of Historic Bears, by Michele Brown, page 21.
This Farnell is the same period and design as Christopher Robin's own Pooh, which is currently housed in The New York Public Library.
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