London, South Kensington
4 July 2006
A Steiff teddy bear
with blonde mohair, black boot button eyes, pronounced clipped muzzle, black stitched nose, mouth and claws, swivel head, jointed elongated limbs and hump, circa 1909 --19¾in. (50cm.) high (pads with holes and recovered, cheeks, tips of limbs and bridge of nose balding, general wear and matting and some stuffing shifted)
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This bear was found abandoned on a skip, which was later delivered to a rubbish tip. Where he was rescued.
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