London, South Kensington
17 May 2001
A rare Merrythought 'Punkinhead' teddy bear
with brown mohair, velvet muzzle, black sttched nose and mouth, golden mohair inner ear and chest, long white mohair on scalp, swivel head, jointed limbs with felt hand pads, velvet feet and label on foot --9½in. (24cm.) high, circa 1951 (balding to scalp, replace eyes, lacks shorts, seam repaired on one foot and other minor wear)
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Punkinhead was made exclusively as the mascot for Eaton's Department store in Toronto, Canada. He became the hero of several storybooks, as well as the leader of the annual Santa Claus parade.
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