Fantastic Rare Farnell Dressed Babar Elephant (teddy Bear) Old Vintage Antique
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Fantastic Rare Farnell Dressed Babar Elephant (teddy Bear) Old Vintage Antique :
Fantastic and rare grey tipped mohair Farnell jointed dressed elephant. 'Arthur'
This rare Farnell elephant is based on Jean de Brunhoff's Babar the Elephant stories
depicting 'Arthur' who was Celestes younger brother and the uncle of Babars children.Arthur stands at 11" tall and is five ways jointed and completely wood wool stuffed.
His overall condition is very good with tipped grey mohair on his head, arms and legs
with a cloth body and felt feet. He is wearing his original sailors jacket which has a
repaired hole at the front and a small stitched repair on one sleeve and he has red
cotton trousers which may be original or possibly later home made replacements and
they are in excellent condition. There is a small repair on Arthurs left shoulder and
his eyes are replacements which suit him very well and he also has two small pinholes,
one on his left foot and one on the tip of his trunk, but he is in otherwise very good,
original condition and is an extremely rare example of these Farnell elephants.He has the blue and white embroidered Farnell label on his left foot pad and the Babar
stories were first published in 1931 so he probably dates from the early to mid 1930's.The last photo is a Brunhoff illustration showing 'Arthur' sitting at the right
of the table scoffing cakes and wearing his red and white sailor suit.
Arthur the elephant is being offered with a very low
Starting price and to the highest to the UK - Special Delivery - £6.95
Postage to Europe - International signed for mail - £12.95
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