London, South Kensington
4 December 2006
A very rare Omega Coaster teddy bear
with dark blonde mohair, clear and black glass eyes with remains of brown painted backs, original plastic nose, black stitched mouth and remains of feet claws, swivel head, jointed limbs with felt pads, hump, seated on a four wooden wheeled trolley with eccentric motion and wooden seat, 1920s --11¼in. (28.5cm.) long (some bald patches and general thinning)
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See Teddy Bears and Soft Toys, Pauline Cockrill, pub. Shire Publications Ltd. page 7 for a 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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