London, South Kensington
4 July 2006
A Schuco yes/no teddy bear
with golden mohair, black boot button eyes, pronounced muzzle, black stitched nose and mouth, tail-operated head mechanism, jointed limbs and wearing green felt wasitcoat, 1930s --11in. (28cm.) high (small patch and slight darning to front, pads recovered and slight general wear)
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This bear is known as Thomas.
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