The Prince of Wales Antique 1930s Teddy Bear from the English Museum Collection.
Note: Also available as a Set of 3 Antique 1930s Family of Bears.
Comes with a Museum Exhibit Card.
From the owner's private collection (down-sizing as retiring).
Please see detailed condition close-up photos.
The Prince of Wales Antique Circa 1930 British teddy bear with antique Prince of Wales pin. Bear. Size 24 inch. Gold mohair. Good vintage condition with age appropriate wear and overall mohair loss. Fully jointed, with a loosely jointed neck. Any restoration and repairs were done by the Museum including stitching to his back and recovered paw pads. Some of his original foot pad claws still visible (see close-up). Small mark on right footpad.
Dressed in his fancy antique Prince of Wales houndstooth jacket with trimming and many antique pins, all included. This antique jacket is an absolute work of art, with yellow-gold lining and antique buttons.
The Prince also comes with his display props: an Original Antique Gentleman's Set consisting of an Edwardian leather collar box with collars, a leather stud box with studs.
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Shown with other Toys (available separately)
Prince of Wales -Portrait
Prince of Wales big photo
Prince bare bear standing
Prince undressed lying down
Prince undressed back
Prince undressed, seated
Prince undressed, seated R
Prince undressed, seated L
Prince's jacket inside neck
Prince's jacket right lapel
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.
Museum Exhibit Card
The Museum teddy bears have not been restored by us and are in the Original condition they were in, as displayed in the Museum. Any restoration and repairs were done by the Museum, prior to purchase in 1994.
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24" Antique British Teddy Bear Papa as The Prince of Wales