London, South Kensington
18 June 2002
'Hilton', an Alpha Farnell teddy bear
with golden mohair, replaced orange and black glass eyes, pronounced muzzle, black stitched nose, mouth and claws, swivel head, jointed limbs with felt pad, label on foot and wearing R.A.F, uniform and insignia --21in. (53cm.) high, 1930s (split to upper left-arm, paw pads recovered and overall wear to mohair)
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Hilton is believed to have been a close flying companion to a pilot during World War II.
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