London, South Kensington
18 June 2002
A rare Merrythought Bingie Bear
with golden mohair, orange and black glass eyes, pronounced muzzle with black stitched nose, mouth and hand claws, swivel head, white artifical-silk lined ears, jointed brushed cotton body and label on foot --15in. (38cm.) high, circa 1935 (faded, wear to face, wrist split and clothes missing)
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The Bingie dressed bear range came as Cutie Bingie, Baby Bingie, Girl, Boy, Grenadier, Sailor, Ski-Girl and Highlander.
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