CHAPTER 2 - THE RESCUE PARTY
Once Upon A Time Bears
come to you
sprinkled with love
Scents of lavender
clean & prettily wrapped with a lavender bag
A Once upon a time bears tag
I have only ever seen one other bear exactly like Fingal quite a few years ago in a London saleroom auction specialising in antique bears and he was missing his kilt and sporran but had his original tartan sash where as Fingal here has had a sash made for him at some time and been given a antique stick pin in too with a tiny ruby like stone set in it.
However Fingal here does have his original tartan kilt and little sporran too .
Fingal is a jointed bear and all his joints turn and move well for him .
He measures 15 1/2" in height .
The meaning of the name 'Fingal' in Scottish Gaelic is ' a white stranger ' and as Fingal is creamy white coloured bear we think his name suits him perfectly especially as he plays in the Scottish band too and his favourite piece of music is Mendelssohn's The Hebrides (0verture) - or Fingal's cave .
He has a swivel head and has retained his original brown glass eyes and brown nose and mouth stitching again all original to him.
Fingal has been made with a brown wool cloth integral jacket with collar.
His bots are in the same brown cloth material and are integral again to him and on the side of them are red and green stitches to represent lacing on them with red and green small tassels decorating them too at the tops .
Fingal is stuffed solidly and firmly throughout with a soft stuffing.
This very unusual French bear is in pretty good condition really he has a few broken stitches on his lacing on his right boot at the side and a couple of tiny holes in his right boot at the front but nothing too detrimental or worrying to him.
His creamy white wool plush has age darkened a little possibly over the years and he has a couple of tiny marks on his face which are really not noticeable or detrimental either to him.
Fingal is a really unusual French bear and one that you really wont see too often either and a super unusual addition to a French bear collection!
REF B1041 £65 Plus P&P SORRY I AM SPOKEN FOR
She feels very smart going to school wearing her new warm woolly pinafore dress , scarf and straw school hat but she might just have to hold firmly onto her hat when its blustery!
Veronica Longstockings is used to going to school because many years ago she used to hide away in her young owners satchel and wait patiently in the dark until breaktime when she was allowed to come out and play.
Veronica is a cute little English Pedigree toys bear dating to C1950/60.
She measures 15" in height without her school hat on of course!
Veronica is a five-way jointed little bear and all her joints turn and move well for her.
She has just a light covering left on her body these days of golden coloured mohair all from being love and hugged over the years but we can always forgive a bear for being a loved childhood companion can't we?
Veronica has her original amber and black plastic safety eyes and mouth stitching but her black felt nose which was kissed away many bear years ago has been lovingly replaced because a bear needs to be able to smell the porridge cooking and the sweetness of honey!
She is a quiet little bear too these days because her press squeaker in her chest is all pooped out .
Little Veronica Longstocking's paw pads are all covered in their original beige coloured velvet material and show signs of surface rubbing and wear to the velvet pile with a couple of wee holes in her right foot pad but nothing too serious or worrying and there is no fear of leakage of her stuffing from them.
Veronica is really hoping to find a loving home for her new Autumn school term time because her school satchel journeys were over many years ago and she just has fond memories now of them.
She comes dressed for school with you in her little hand knitted pinafore, scarf and school hat with her vintage enamel school badge pinned to it!
REF B1042 SORRY I HAVE BEEN ADOPTED
Because poor Old Pots spends so much time alone gardening he doesn't really have many friends apart from the rabbits and birds that keep a watchful eye on him and his carrot and cabbage patch of course!
Pots is a Cute old Farnell bear dating to C1940/50.
He measures 16" in height and is a five-way jointed old bear and all his joints turn and move well for him.
He has a pretty good coverage all over of light golden coloured mohair with just some very light thinning on his right paw area at the side which is really nothing but is mentioned for accuracy and a little thinning on his face on his temples near to his ears probably from all the kisses he once used to receive!
He is a quiet old bear really not only because he doesn't have many bear friends but because his press squeaker in his tum is all pooped out.
Pots paw pads are all covered in their original rexine/ oilcloth type material and have no holes in any of them but do show signs of surface rubbing and wear which is all quite acceptable for a old bear and is nothing concerning or worrying for him.
He has retained perfectly all three black claw stitches to both of his paws and feet.
He is stuffed softly with a kapok filling to his body and limbs and a woodwool filling to his head.
Poor Old Pots has been feeling a little down and lonely recently and would dearly like some bear friends for company and not just the birds and the rabbits , so if anyone should have or know of any bear lodgings for him and some bear friends Pots would be eternally grateful if you could drop him a line here.
He says also that he will come dressed in his best hand knitted top with Vintage Rose hip collectors club badge pinned to it for which of course being a gardener is a member of and a gardeners pin charm too with tiny watering can spade and fork .
REF B1036 SORRY I HAVE BEEN ADOPTED
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)
" THANKYOU FOR YOUR KIND HELP WITH GETTING MY BEARS ,YOUR ATTENTION TO DETAIL IS SECOND TO NONE , I CANT THANK YOU ENOUGH & WILL RECOMMEND YOU TO ALL MY BEAR LOVING FRIENDS"
MRS G (MAY 2017)