London, South Kensington
19 September 2007
A Merrythought teddy bear
with light golden mohair, orange and black glass eyes, pronounced muzzle, restitched nose and mouth, swivel head, jointed limbs with black stitched claws, brown cloth pads, label on left foot and button in ear, 1930s --19¾in. (50cm.) high (worn)
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For this actual bear see The Teddy Bear Hall of Fame - A Century of Historic Bears, by Michele Brown, page 22; and the dust cover of the The Little History of The Teddy Bear, by Michele Brown.
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