The 'VICTORIA & ALBERT ' Bears Selection
VINTAGE & ANTIQUE
THE 'V & A' RANGE!!
ALL OUR BEARS ALWAYS COME CLEAN & GIFT WRAPPED
WITH A BAG OF FRAGRANT FRENCH LAVENDER
POPCORN - A CUTE CHAD VALLEY BEAR C1950
He also likes popcorn too but only the sweet varieties with lots of caramel or honey on it as he has a very sweet tooth indeed !
Popcorn is a lovely cheerful and friendly faced Chad Valley bear dating to C1950.
He measures a cuddlesome 14" and has the most wonderful coat of blonde long wavy mohair with no losses or bareness!
He has his original amber and black glass eyes and has retained perfectly too his original nose and mouth stitching .
His muzzle area is closely shaved and is stuffed with woodwool where as the rest of his body , limbs and head are stuffed firmly with kapok.
Popcorn's paws and foot pads are all covered in their original rexine coated cotton material and all show some light surface wear and rubbing but have no holes or damage to them.
He is a quiet little bear these days as his press squeaker in his tummy no longer works but with a cute and friendly looking face like popcorn has he really doesn't need to squeak to get anyone's attention does he?
Popcorn is hoping to find a Loving home for Easter and hopefully some Chocolate eggs too if he is good and should he be adopted for Easter he will come along with some special Easter treats too !
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JULIETTE - AN ADORABLEY SWEET 1930's BEAR
Bless her , this old girl does look a little lost and tearful doesn't she ? that is because she has been on her own now for quite a few years in a dark and lonely cupboard and is not quite used to seeing the light of day again!
She measures 16" in height and has just a light coverage left of golden coloured mohair on her body these days with general thinning and losses in parts with the most losses being to the backs of her arms and the back of her head and in the centre of her tummy.
Juliette has her original clear glass eyes which have just small tiny traces of the original rust brown coloured paint behind left on them.
As to her maker and country of origin I have to say I am not definite here but I lean more towards her being more French than English and her vertical nose stitching with longer outer stitches and downward mouth stitching and clear glass eyes help to reassure this even more to me but I could be wrong !
Her paw pads are all covered in their original cotton cloth material and have perhaps been of an oil cloth type of material which has been rubbed away over the passing years.
Juliette is stuffed from head to paw firmly with wood wool and has no leakages or holes to worry about.
Her press squeaker in her tummy is all pooped out and nolonger works but then her adorable little face speaks volumes for her and then we might not fully understand her if she spoke all in French too!
Juliette comes dressed how she came to us in her original lilac cotton dress with hand embroidered little dog on the front of it and we have given her a little pink and lilac wooden heart to match her sweetness and ribbons and a silk rose pin brooch to give to her new owner as a very special Thankyou!
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SOLDIER HERO ABEL - A POOR OLD BEAR C1920
He really has been in the Wars and he has lost an arm on the battlefield of a bears life along with other little battle scars his poor old body has received from various conflicts during his Great bear years.
However despite all his injuries Soldier Abel is still here to tell the tale of how he fought for his country and fellow bears !
Wonderful Soldier Abel dates to C1920 and measures 16" in height, he is stuffed entirely with wood wool .
Bless him where do we start? ....well apart from missing his left arm he was blinded by another attack and at some time many years ago he was given some stitches for his new eyes along with wooden boot buttons so he could see again!
He hasn't even a tuft of mohair left on his battled body to keep him warm so wears a War time vest from the Second World War which is stamped with the utility clothing stamps of that time!
His nose and mouth stitches have been kissed away and his paw and foot pads have all been recovered in material.
Soldier Abel has had two patches of surgery given to his head after one bad conflict , one at the back and one on the left side, which probably occurred at the same time as losing his left arm.
This Wonderful Old bear has seen many of his bears comrades fall over the years but he has tried to remain strong despite all of his injuries and would just love a caring home to live out his final bear years happily bless him!
Soldier Abel comes dressed in Wartime vest proudly decorated with a wartime rosette and paper flag day pin .
Who will love and look after Poor Old Abel now we wonder ?
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MISS MARSHMELLOW - C1940/50 PINK BEAR
She has rather a bit of a 'Mouse' ish ' Sweet and Gentle looking face with a hint of timidness to her especially as her head tends to slump forward a little which all just adds to her endearing looks and charm don't you think?
We are not quite sure of Miss Marshmellow's country of birth but we feel she could very possibly be a little German girl bear.
She measures a slumpy 23" and is stuffed softly with kapok to her arms and legs . Her tummy is stuffed with a mixture of wood wool and kapok .
Her head is stuffed with woodwool.
This lovely Old bear has retained her original nose and mouth stitching . Her oval shaped nose is horizontally stitched.
Her left ear has been re-secured on with a couple of neat and tidy stitches for her at some time in her life by a loving caring mummy.
Being a little on the timid side Miss Marshmallow doesn't make much noise especially as her tilt growler in her tummy doesn't make a sound any more these days!
Her barer more noticeable patches are on her body at the front especially near to her neck area but this is quite hidden really because her head tends to slump forward due to the stuffing shifting at the top of the neck area and settling a little further down in her chest.
She also has some barer patches more visible at the back again near to to the neck area.
Miss Marshmellow's paw pads have all been very neatly and carefully recovered in creamy white coloured felt for her at some time in her life.
She has retained all five of her original black claw stitches to her feet and has four original claw claw stitches on one paw and and three on the other.
We are not sure if her amber and black glass eyes are original to her but they suit her perfectly anyway.
She is a five-way jointed bear and all her joints move well for her.
She comes dressed in pretty pink Vintage dress from the 1950's and to add that final little touch of loveliness to her we have given her a pretty floral ribbon headband !
MISS MARSHMELLOW IS BOUND TO TEMPT AND BREAK A FEW HEARTS WE THINK WITH HER LOVELINESS!!
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ROSIE A GORGEOUS HUG OF A CHAD VALLEY BEAR 1950
Rosie really is a top class looking Chad valley bear of this period and in very beautiful condition too.
She measures a very cuddlesome 27" and is stuffed firmly with a sot kapok type filling.
Her short blonde coloured mohair is in lovely clean condition with no bare patches or losses to it .
Rosie Loves a garden a full of roses and spends hours pruning and tending to her favourite blooms in the Summertime and is quite sad in the Winter when they are all fast asleep , but come the Spring time Rosie is filled with delight when her roses start to waken ready for growing again .
Rosie is a five way jointed bear and all her joints move very well for her.
She also has her original orange/amber coloured a plastic safety eyes with black pupils.
When you look at Rosie's pretty face you can she is a real beauty and because beauty is not just fur deep you just know that she has a very loving ,kind nature too!
Rosie's paw pads are all covered in their original dark brown velvet and are in beautiful condition with no damage to any of them.
Her paw pads have retained perfectly too their original black claw stitches.
Her feet pads are card lined under the velvet coverings and again have retained their original three black claw stitches perfectly .
Rosie used to growl Once upon a time in her younger bear days when she was tilted but nolonger growls these days in her senior years.
This very Beautiful old bear bear would love to find a loving home again and she would be in full bloom herself if there were some roses in the garden there too !!
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LITTLE THRIS - AN AMERICAN BEAR C1920/30
He has endured a few campaigns and Wars in his life and is quite a little soldier really with a few old War wounds and battle scars to prove it all too!
Little Thris is an American stick bear and he has the characteristic long tall , straight body with long straight limbs.
He is also metal pin-jointed on his limbs and on the top of his legs an old button has been used to probably add strength to his pin joints here.
He measures just 11" and a dot and is such a cute wee fella of a bear and we just love his expression on his face too here at Once upon a time bears a touch of bewilderment and glumness but this could all change for him once he finds a forever loving home we are sure !
All of his paw pads to his arms and feet have been neatly and lovingly recovered for him many moons ago from early bearhood Wars and battles.
He is stuffed firmly and solidly throughout with woodwool and like many an old soldier standing to attention and sitting straight backed is a Must and this comes naturally too to Little Thris!
His little eyes which are original sit flatly on his forehead and he has just a few stitches left of his horizontally stitched nose as most have been kissed away over the years and he has a little of his mouth stitching just present too.
Little Thris has Jolly Good hearing still and his ears are set into his head again another characteristic of American bears.
He comes dressed how he came to us in his little crochet worked top with Patriotic rosette proudly pinned to it.
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WE LOVE A HAPPY ENDING!
" MY GORGEOUS BEAR IS HERE SAFE & SOUND & WHAT A BEAUTIFUL HUG SHE GAVE ME, I LOVE HER !! YOUR BEARS ARE ALWAYS SO BEAUTIFULLY TURNED OUT , PLEASE STOP TEMPTING ME THOUGH !!"
MRS E (FEB 2017)
" MY TWO BEARS HAVE JUST ARRIVED & THEY ARE GORGEOUS ! YOU REALLY DO HAVE THE BEST BEARS EVER !! YOU ARE BEARIFIC !! "
MRS S (FEB 2017)
" I JUST WANTED TO SAY A BIG THANKYOU FOR MY BEAR - EVERYTIME I LOOK AT HER SHE JUST MAKES ME SMILE!"
MRS R (NOV 2016)