London, South Kensington
4 December 2006
Red, white and blue 'Campbell Bears'
three Farnell Mascot mohair teddy bears with clear and black glass eyes with brown painted backs, pipe-cleaner ears, jointed necks and pin-jointed limbs and modern card disc labels, 1st World War --4in. (10cm.) high; a modern leather suitcase and three booklets about the Campbell Bears
These three bears are from a lot of 398 various miniature bears bought from Sotheby's in May 1999. They were all the childhood companions of twins David and Guy Campbell born on 18th January 1910, they were bought for them over a number of years by their grandmother. They gave the two boys great joy and many hours of play acting with them. The lot was bought by Leanda Harwood who divided the bears into 81 red, white and blue sets like this which were packaged together with the suitcase, booklets and swing tags.
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