London, South Kensington
3 December 2001
A rare Merrythought Bingie Bear
with golden mohair head and hands, orange and black glass eyes, black stitched nose, mouth and claws, white artificial-silk plush ear lining, swivel head, jointed brushed cotton body and label on foot wearing original blue felt trousers --15½in. (39.5cm.) high, circa 1925 (balding to face, trousers faded and other clothes missing)
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The Bingie dressed bear range came as Cutie Bingie, Baby Bingie, Girl, Boy, Grenadier Guardsman, Sailor, Ski-Girl and Highlander. This example is possibly the sailor.
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