London, South Kensington
17 May 2001
'Parson Farley', a Steiff centre-seam teddy bear
with golden mohair, black boot button eyes, pronounced clipped muzzle, black stitched nose, mouth and claws, swivel head, jointed limbs with felt pads, hump, growler and button in ear --19½in. (49.5cm.) high, circa 1908 (bald patch to right arm, inside left foot and backs of legs, holes in pads, growler inoperative and arm stuffing shifted)
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This teddy bear has been named after his original owner Parson Farley.
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