London, South Kensington
4 July 2006
Hubert, Edward and Pearl Walker
'Hubert', a Chiltern musical teddy bear with godlen mohair, clear and black glass eyes with brown painted backs, pronouned clipped muzzle, black stitched nose, mouth and claws, swivel head, jointed limbs with velvet pads, slight hump and pressure-operated musical mechanism, circa 1936 --19in. (48cm.) high (repairs to edge of hand pads and some very slight thinning); 'Edward', a 1950s Chiltern teddy bear --17½in. (44.5cm.) high (general wear); and 'Pearl', a home-made girl gollywog --18½in. (47cm.) high (some wear)
Hubert was rescued by the owner's father, who was a radio officer in the merchant navy. In 1936 he was part of a ship's cargo that was attached by rats !! He repaired his damaged pads and took him home to his mother. Pearl was also the owner's grandmothers toy and Edward was her childhood companion. These companions would now like to stay together in their new home.
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