London, South Kensington
19 September 2007
North American Bear Co. Humphrey Beargart and Lauren Bearcall
Humphrey of ash brown fabric, black plastic eyes and nose, original trench coat, tweed trousers, paisley cravat and brown trilby, I1989 --21½in. (54.5cm.) high; and Lauren similar of red fabric, faux mink coat and hat (2)
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For these actual bears see The Teddy Bear Hall of Fame - A Century of Historic Bears, by Michele Brown, page 132 and 133; and The Ultimate Teddy Bear Book, by Pauline Cockrill, page 95.
These Limited Edition bears are from the Very Important Bear series, created in the 1980s based on celebrities from the worlds of entertainment and literature, the character's names always feature a play on the word 'bear'.
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