London, South Kensington
18 June 2002
A very rare Merrythought Cheeky 'O' teddy bear with open mouth
with 'honey-suckle nylon plush', orange and black glass eyes, inset velvet muzzle with large red felt open mouth, black stitched nose and claws, ears with bells, swivel head and jointed limbs with brown felt pads --10¾in. (27.5cm.) high, 1962 (some nose stitching missing)
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This character appeared in the Merrythought catalogue for 1962 only, the description read '"O" Bear - "O" New Model Bear with open mouth. In honeysuckle nylon plush'. He was available in five different sizes.
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