These two bears belonged to Lawrence P. Bentick Cook and his brother John E. Cook. Lawrence, the younger brother was born on the 24th August 1904 and John, in 1902. They have lived with the family in Ottawa, Canada ever since. The photographs feature John, Lawrence and the two Steiff bears. Also sold with the lot, is a letter from the family giving details of the history of the bears and a note to the future purchaser saying 'may you enjoy them as much as we have'.