April 16th, 2014 Emancipation Day April 17th, 2014 Maundy Thursday April 18th, 2014 Good Friday April 18th, 2014 Orthodox Good Friday April 19th, 2014 Holy Saturday April 19th, 2014 Orthodox Holy Saturday April 20th, 2014 Orthodox Easter April 20th, 2014 Easter Sunday April 21st, 2014 San Jacinto Day April 21st, 2014 Easter Monday April 21st, 2014 Orthodox Easter Monday April 21st, 2014 Patriot's Day April 22nd, 2014 Oklahoma Day April 22nd, 2014 Last day of Passover April 22nd, 2014 Earth Day April 23rd, 2014 World Book and Copyright Day April 23rd, 2014 Administrative Professionals Day April 25th, 2014 World Malaria Day April 25th, 2014 Arbor Day April 26th, 2014 World Intellectual Property Day April 27th, 2014 Yom HaShoah April 28th, 2014 World Day for Safety and Health at Work April 28th, 2014 Confederate Memorial Day April 29th, 2014 Day to Remember Chemical Warfare Victims May 1st, 2014 National Day of Prayer May 1st, 2014 Loyalty Day May 1st, 2014 Law Day May 3rd, 2014 World Press Freedom Day May 4th, 2014 Rhode Island Independence Day May 5th, 2014 Cinco de Mayo May 6th, 2014 Primary Election Day Indiana May 6th, 2014 Yom HaAtzmaut May 8th, 2014 Time to Remember Lost Lives From World War II May 8th, 2014 Truman Day May 9th, 2014 'Confederate Memorial Day' observed May 10th, 2014 Confederate Memorial Day May 11th, 2014 Mother's Day May 13th, 2014 Primary Election Day West Virginia May 14th, 2014 World Migratory Bird Day May 15th, 2014 Peace Officers Memorial Day May 15th, 2014 International Day of Families May 16th, 2014 National Defense Transportation Day May 17th, 2014 Armed Forces Day May 17th, 2014 World Information Society Day May 18th, 2014 Lag B'Omer
Old Vintage Antique Brown Plush English Teddy Bear With Photo Provenance 1940's For Sale
Lovely English Character bear with dated photographic provenance, 1947. This teddy bear stands at 17" tall from the tips of his toes to the tips of his ears and is five ways jointed and stuffed with kapok in his body and head with just a little wood wool in his muzzle. He is unusual in that he has brown plush which I think is either alpaca or a mix of alpaca and mohair. The plush has faded particularly on his top half and front but you can still see the darker milk chocolate brown colour in his joints. There is a bare patch on the inside of his left arm and smaller bare spots elswhere but he still has a good overall coverage and I would estimate at around 90%. The only damage is a loose joint and wobbly head with a small repair by the joint, but it is not detached and his head is supported by his knitted scarf.He is quite an unusual looking bear with no pads on his paws and his foot pads are made from the same plush material as the rest of him and he could possibly be a homemade bear, although he is well made and has disc joints, so he could be by a more obscure English manufacturer, of which there were many in post war England. He is wearing a cream and red felt waistcoat with a very snazzy red spotted bowtie and he also has a knitted scarf around his neck. He was wearing these when he came to me and they are obviously vintage and probably date to around the same period as the bear although he is not wearing them in the photograph of him with his young owner John.The photo that accompanies ted is an original photograph and not a copy and it is dated on the back 'John 1947' It is rare to find photographic provenance with any toy and it is a particularly nice image of a proud and smiling 'John' carrying this exact bear in his arms. The photo measures 4½" x 2½".Both the bear and photo are being offered with a very low starting price and to the highest be aware that UK postage costs for both domestic and International post are changing and rising from the 2nd of April. I
have tried to keep my postage costs as low as possible and they are
often at cost price or even lower but there will be some inevitable price raises. If I have overcharged significantly on the actual postage costs then I will refund the difference to to the UK - Special Delivery - £7.95 Postage to Europe - International signed for mail - £13.95 Postage to the rest of the world- International signed for mail - pride myself on packing my bears very well and usually send by special delivery or international signed for post. I also make every effort to post your items the day after I receive payment to ensure your items arrive very quickly and they are fully insured as I consider this to be important on high value items.Please email me if you have any questions regarding my items or my service and I will respond
This item has been shown 393 times.
Old Vintage Antique Brown Plush English Teddy Bear With Photo Provenance 1940's: $87