London, South Kensington
4 July 2006
A Steiff teddy bear
with brown mohair, brown and black glass eyes, pronounced muzzle, black stitched nose, mouth and claws, swivel head, jointed elongated limbs with remains of felt pads, hump and growler, late 1920s --16½in. (42cm.) high (balding and thinning to legs, thinning to left arm and top of head, balding to tip of muzzle and small spot on lower back, some general wear and fading)
This bear was purchased from The Tetbury Teddy Bear Museum in 1994.
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This bear is known as Charlie.
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