Antique teddy bear "Bobby", with provenance- he belonged to the actor Andre Morell (he played the title role in the TV series "Quatermass" in the 1950s.)
The Quartermass Childhood bear belonged to one of the actors featured in the Quartermass British television series. Beginning in 1953, the series was the first full-scale science fiction program. Before then, nothing like the Quartermass Experiment had been seen in Britain.
English Museum Collection Teddy Bear.
Comes with a Museum Exhibit Card.
Circa 1930 (according to the Museum).
This Antique teddy bear has not been restored by us and is in the Original condition it was in, as displayed in the Museum. A very old and over-loved teddy bear in playe-with Vintage condition with age appropriate wear and overall mohair loss. All restoration and repairs including replaced paw-pads were prior to purchase in 1994 and this is how he was in the Museum . (Please see detailed condition close-up photos).
Beige mohair, glass eyes, 12 inches tall, jointed.
The paper sign and Quatermass picture seen below were with him in his glass display in the Museum.
In 1994 the Tetbury Teddy Bear Museum in the Cotswolds, England, closed and John McBride bought many of the wonderful teddy bears and props. A huge collection of antique and vintage teddy bears, toys and teddy bear-related books.
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With Bobby in display
Info in Museum with Bobby
Bigger photo seated
Seated right profile
Seated left profile
Seated back view
Standing back view
Standing front view right
Standing side view left
Standing with ruler
Museum Exhibit Card
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12" Antique teddy bear "Bobby"