London, South Kensington
10 June 2003
A very rare Omega coaster teddy bear
with dark blonde mohair, clear and black glass eyes with painted backs, original plastic nose, black stitched mouth and feet feet claws, swivel head, jointed limbs with felt pads, hump, seated on a four wooden wheeled trolley with wood seat and eccentric motion --11½in. (29cm.) long, 1920s (joints need attention, a few bald patches and some thinning)
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See Teddy Bears and soft toys, Pauline Cockrill, pub. Shire Publications Ltd. page 7 for catalogue illustration of an Omega Jacko monkey with identical trolley.
Omega was the trade name of the British United Toy Manufacturing Co. Ltd. who manufactured soft toys from 1894 to the early 1980s.
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