London, South Kensington
19 September 2007
A Merrythought teddy bear
with gold mohair, orange and black glass eyes, pronounced clipped muzzle, black stitched nose, mouth and claws, swivel head, joint limbs and remains of label on foot, 1930s --14¼in. (36cm.) high (pads replaced, some thinning and fading, one eye scratched)
Purchased from these rooms, 9th July 1987, lot 142.
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For this actual bear see The Little History of The Teddy Bear, by Michele Brown, where he features on the dust cover; and The Teddy Bear Hall of Fame - A Century of Historic Bears, by Michele Brown, page 84.
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