English Museum Collection Teddy Bear from the Estate of John McBride.
In 1994 the Tetbury Teddy Bear Museum in the Cotswolds, England, closed and John 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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Museum Exhibit Card
This is an Over-Loved Chad Valley Great British Bear Circa 1920 (according to the museum).
He is about 100 years old and almost bald!
Size: 12 inches. Fully jointed.
Hardly any mohair at all, just a few wisps left ( seriously almost bald, so please see the large, close-up photographs and email for more if interested). Replaced rexine paw pads
and nose embroidery etc.
Wearing a hand knit cream wool cardigan, with British Navy insignia gold buttons.
The paper sign was with him in his glass display in the Museum.
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12" Circa 1920 Chad Valley Great British Bear