Gorgeous Antique Vtg Teddy Bear 1930s/40s " Walter"
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Gorgeous Antique Vtg Teddy Bear 1930s/40s " Walter":
Walter is a lovely teddy bear made around the 1930s/40s. He is gorgeous! His soft, fluffy mohair has mostly faded to a light blonde but you can see on his back and around his joints that he was once more of a peachy colour. He has a good covering of his mohair with a few patchy areas, mainly on his left leg. He has his original paw and foot pads, they are made from coarsely woven cotton (perhaps mohair backing?) and he has card lined feet. He has a tiny tear to the top of his right foot pad but over all they are in good condition. His antique glass eyes are replacements but they suit him well. His arm and leg joints move well but his head is quite stiff, it can be moved, but only a little way around, I haven't wanted to be too rough with him and have not forced the issue. He has some unusual black stitching on his left leg near his foot (see pic 11). It appears to be original to the material that would have been used to make him, had he more hair on his leg it would have been completely hidden. He measures 18 inches long, is entirely wood wool filled and has a non working tilt growler in his tummy. In all Walter is wonderful, he does have some age wear but really he is in good condition for his age. He is such a lovely, cuddly old boy. If you have any questions I am always happy to answer them. He will be sent by recorded delivery.