London, South Kensington
9 December 2003
A rare un-cut Dean's Rag Knock-About Toys Teddy Bear sheet
printed brushed cotton featuring three brown bears in two size with instructions in German, French and English, patent dated 1905 --36 x 18in. (91.5 x 46cm.) (some slight staining)
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See The Dean's Rag Book Company Limited - The First 100 Years, Neil Miller, page 24.
This is the earliest identifiable British teddy bear.
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