CHAPTER 1 - FORGOTTEN AND FOUND
Once Upon A Time Bears
come to you
sprinkled with love
Scents of lavender
clean & prettily wrapped with a lavender bag
He loves the smoke and sound of the big steam trains as they puff and chug in and out of the railway stations and the hustle and bustle of the passengers and railway guards and porters and the shrill sound of their whistles as the train departs for the next station!
Albert loves playing with his trains and pretending to be a railway guard himself and hurrying the bears onto their trains for their destinations !
He is a lovely old British bear dating to C1920/30 and he was very possibly made by the Omega Toys company as he bears many of their characteristics including his bat shaped nose stitching, protruding slightly upturned muzzle and close set eyes.
We are not quite sure as to whether or not he has lost a mouth stitch because we have seen other similar Omega toys bears without a mouth stitch too.
Albert measures a cuddlesome 21" and has a pretty good covering all over of blonde mohair with general thinning in parts but nothing too serious or noticeable really.
Being a nice old early bear he is stuffed throughout with woodwool from head to paws!
This wonderful old bear's paw pads are all covered in their unusual and original leatherette material.
Albert's amber and black glass eyes are later replacements and suit him well.
He has retained some of his original black claw stitches , keeping three fully intact of his four stitches on his left foot pad and loosing all on his right foot pad.
Albert has kept all five stitches to his left paw pad which are displayed in a unusual way with two to each side of the front of his paw and one central stitch and lost one stitch on right paw pad.
Albert is rather a quiet old bear these days as his tilt growler in his tummy nolonger growls it just makes a clunking noise when he his gently tipped forward but Albert doesn't mind .
Albert comes dressed in his Antique silk shirt with patriotic red and blue silk ribbon ties.
We think Albert is just the ticket and we hope he finds his final destination to his loving station very, very soon don't you?
REF B858 SORRY I HAVE BEEN ADOPTED
She sits beside two empty Victorian photo frames that she hoped one day would hold her Wedding photographs in them but sadly they are always going to be left empty!
Poor Lady Anastasia lived all alone in a big house in France with just her memories to keep her company since her bear love never returned home to her and has now come over to England in search of love and a new home.
Anastastia is a French bear and dates to C1920. She measures 14" in length.
She has had all her mohair loved away over her eighty something years but hides all her bearness and modesty underneath her pretty antique lace clothes.
Lady Anastasia still has her original wooden boot button eyes and black nose and mouth stitching.
She has lost most of her black claw stitches on her paws and feet but has kept a few of them.
She is stuffed firmly throughout with wood wool . Her pads are all covered in their original linen material and have no holes or damage to them.
Lady Anastasia is hoping that after her long journey to England on the big sailing boat she will perhaps find love and be happy again , somehow we think that Lady Anastasia's next chapter in her love story will indeed have a Happy ending for her don't you?
REF B868 SORRY I HAVE BEEN ADOPTED
SORRY I HAVE BEEN ADOPTED
JUST AS CUTE AS ME TO TUG AT YOUR HEARTSTRINGS !
WE LOVE A HAPPY ENDING!
" TODAY HAS BEEN A SPECIAL DAY MY BEAUTIFUL OLD BEAR HAS ARRIVED , I LOVE HER DRESS & ALL HER ACCESSORIES . I AM SO PLEASED I ADOPTED HER SHE WILL GIVE ME PLEASURE FOR MANY MORE YEARS! "
MRS M (AUG 2017)
" THANK YOU LYNN FOR MAKING THE ADOPTION OF MY FIRST BEAR
SO EASY & SENDING HIM SO BEAUTIFULLY DRESSED "
MRS P (FEB 2017)
THANK YOU AGAIN FOR MY TWO LOVELY BEARS I CANT WAIT UNTIL THE NEXT IRRESISTIBLE BEAR COMES ALONG..... "
MRS G (MAY 2017)
" I FELL IN LOVE WITH MY FIRST BEAR FROM YOU AT FIRST SIGHT & NOW I AM EXCITED ABOUT GETTING MY NEXT ONCE UPON A TIME BEAR FROM YOU "
MISS N (MARCH 2017)