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HETTY - AN ENGLISH BEAR WITH ATTITUDE C1950


Hetty is a bear of no nonsense , and you can tell that just by looking at her face can't you!

She is not a moody old bear even though she might look at times as though she is , she just like things to be done right and in the way that she likes but along with this comes a bear with kindest soul and heart!

Hetty is an English bear and we are not quite sure of her maker currently but we just love her characterful looking face and charm!

She measures 21" in height and has a very nice coverage all over of light blond mohair all over with a small patch loss on the side of her left face, which is not really too noticeable or detrimental to her in our opinion.

Hetty is a five-way jointed old bear and all her joints move well for her and she is stuffed softly but firmly with kapok and loves a hug and a cuddle




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Hetty's paw pads have all been very carefully and neatly recovered for her in quality wool felt at some time in her life.

She has retained her original amber and glass eyes . It is very possible that her nose stitching might have had some stitches added to it over the years but again here we are not quite sure .

Hetty is a growling bear with a working tilt growler. She growls but not in a fearful way just when she is contented with bear life!

She comes dressed in her pretty floral dress with ribbons bows in her ears and brings a little silk rose pin with her for you should you adopt her .

If your little bears need a Mother to keep them all in check then Hetty is indeed the Most perfect Mother bear for them !


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OLLIE - A CUTE LITTLE ENGLISH BEAR C1950/60


Ollie really is such a cute little bear, full of fun , very energetic and always on the go !

Should you be looking for a quiet little bear , we really wouldn't recommended Ollie for you because honestly you wont get much rest or peace with this little bear as he can be a little handful at times !

He loves exploring and travelling and he is at his very happiest if he can go on adventure anywhere with you be it on the train or in a car!

Ollie might be little at only 13" tall but he has the heart , mind and courage of a much bigger and older bear!
He is a five-way jointed little bear and as you would imagine for a lively, energetic little bear all his joints turn well for him!

Ollie we believe is a little English bear dating to C1950/60, we are not quite sure of his maker, but he has a little hint of a Chad valley bear look to him we think but whoever his maker is ,he is an extremely cute little bear !



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Little Ollie is stuffed softly but firmly with kapok and he has a wonderful light golden wavy plush coverage all over with no losses.

Ollie has kept his original amber and black glass eyes .
His nose stitching we believe might have had some stitches added to it at some time but his mouth stitching is all original.

Little Ollie's paw pads are all covered in their original light rust brown coloured felt and apart from his left foot pad which has a small hole in it the rest are all in perfect condition.

Ollies press squeaker in his tummy nolonger works but don't worry he isn't pooped out yet far from it!!

We hope we haven't put you off about little Ollie being a little handful of a bear because he is a very loving little bear and all he really needs in his life is the right person to look after him and love him !

Ollie comes with his little red & white spotty ribbon neck tie with a little red bell so don't worry you will always hear him wherever he is !


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....AND THEY ALL LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER!


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MISS MERRILY-VERILY A MERRYTHOUGHT BEAR C1930


Pretty Miss Merrily-Verily as you might have already guessed is related to our Miss Merrylegs who graces our front story page and you can really see the family likeness cant you?

She has the same gentle and kind looking face and big brown eyes like Miss Merrylegs and just like her elder cousin she loves wearing pretty dresses and getting dressed up !

She was in Vintage heaven recently when she wore this very same beautiful outfit complete with antique beaded bag and pearl necklace to her cousins wedding!

Miss Merrily-Verily is a 19" Merrythought bear and she dates to C1930.
She has a Merrythought celluloid wishbone button in her left ear and has retained her original Merrythought Hygenic Toys label which is stitched to her right foot pad .
She has a pretty good coverage of long wavy blonde mohair with some bare patches and losses in parts all part of being loved and hugged Once upon a time !

Miss Merrily-Verily has some bareness to her tummy on the lower right side and across her forehead and top of her head.
She also shows a little loss to the front of her feet , and a small area on her back .


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Miss Merrily-Verily has retained her original amber and black glass eyes and brown nose and mouth stitching because she is a light blonde colour.
Her paw pads are all covered in their original peachy/pink felt which has aged in colour over the passing 80 years .
However she has lost her webbed claw stitches to her felt pads but retained nearly all her claw stitches to her feet with just one broken on left foot.

There is some patch marking / discolouration on her left felt pad but this is not really too noticeable or detrimental to her.

Miss Merrily-Verily loves a cuddle and is softly stuffed with kapok to her body and limbs and a mixture of wood wool and kapok to her head.

She is a five-way jointed Old lady and all her joints are nice and tight and move well for her.

Miss Merrily-Verily comes dressed in her best should you have fallen on love with her ! .....in her vintage silken dress , her pretty lace headband, vintage pearl necklace, and carrying her pretty antique beaded bag and little heart.


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BERTIE BEESKNEES- A CHILTERN BEAR C1930


Bertie Beesknees is a little Chiltern bear that loves to be with his little bee friends in the garden especially when they are busy making delicious sticky honey for him too!

They have even made him a honorary member of the Busy Bees club for all the honey collecting he has done for them over the years and he now wears his badge with pride on his dungarees whenever he is on bee duty with them!

Bertie Beesknees is a cute, cheerful looking 16" Chiltern bear dating to C1930.
This lovely little bear is stuffed with a mixture wood wool and kapok with wood wool to his head and a mixture to his body and limbs.

He has a pretty good coverage all over of blonde coloured mohair with perhaps just the lightest hint of thinning in places but nothing noticeable or detrimental really.

Bertie BeesKnees has retained his original mouth and nose stitching perfectly.







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This lovely little Chiltern bear with his friendly, cheerful face is a five-way jointed little fellow and all his joints move well for him which again is probably down to his diet of pure honey!!

Bertie Beesknees has amber glass eyes with black pupils and we believe that possibly one of his eyes could be a later replacement but it is quite hard to tell them apart really as to which one it is!

This little bear has retained perfectly his original cotton cloth covered paw pads with no holes or damage and all his black claw stitches too!

He is a quiet little old bear too due to the fact that his press squeaker in his tummy is all pooped out but this doesn't bother him really because Berties cheerful face speaks volumes for him!

Bertie comes handsomely dressed in his hand knitted rust coloured dungarees and not forgetting wearing of course His beloved Busy Bees badge !

Perhaps you have a love for honey like Bertie Bees Knees too and even better a love for him also ?-now that really would be Bear Heaven for this little bear!


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MERRYWEATHER - C1930/40 MERRYTHOUGHT BEAR


This Very Happy looking Old bear is called Merryweather and he really is a joy of a bear to behold!

His face is just full of fun and beaming with happiness and joy so much so that you can't ever feel down when Merryweather is about!

Full of energy and always on the go Is our Merryweather one minute you will think he's quietly being busy doing something and the next time you look he's charging about doing handstands and standing on his head!

Merryweather measures a very cuddly 15" that is when he stands still for measuring !
He is stuffed softly with a kapok filling to his body and a mixture woodwool and kapok to his head.

This gorgeous looking Merrythought fellow has a great coverage all over of light golden mohair, with just the merest hint of a little thinning to his forehead just above his eyes which is not really noticeable at all.


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Merryweather has retained his original nose and mouth stitching perfectly and he carries the typical Merrythought family nose stitching of the vertical stitches with two outer long ones.

He has a shaved muzzle and clear glass eyes which I believe are very likely to be later replacements for him but suit him admirably!

Merryweather is a very agile little bear , and all his joints move well for him but the they have to especially when he keeps doing handstands and standing on his head !!

This Wonderful looking Merrythought bear has retained all of his original brown felt paw pads and apart from a tiny stitch on one they are all in immaculate condition.
He has however lost his Merrythought label from his right foot pad and you can just see where it was once stitched when you look very closely.

Merryweather has also retained all of his original black claw stitches to all his paws and feet.
He comes very handsomely dressed with his red ruffle collar to you should you like to offer him a forever home!

Merryweather has been playing here with the silver 1930's lucky Merrythought wishbone lucky fob and you might like to treat him to this perhaps if you should like to adopt him!


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LETTIE A CHILTERN TYPE OLD BEAR C1930


Lettie is a very pretty and sweet faced Old bear dating to C1930.

She has such a wonderful aura of serenity and gentleness whenever you look at her and she really is a bear that just melts your heart when you do !

Lettie has a look of the early Chiltern bears about her especially with her nose and mouth stitching style and spoon shaped paws.

This lovely old lady measures 23" and she is stuffed solidly with woodwool to her body, limbs and legs.
She has quite a long firm body and inside her tummy you can hear her non working tilt growler clunking around when she is tilted.

Lettie is quite a character really and has obviously been well loved and hugged throughout her bear years but she is a strong old girl!
She has a light dusting of light blonde mohair all over her really with general thinning and little patches of bareness in parts but all to be expected really when you are a Grand old lady bear of over eighty years!




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Lettie has retained her original nose and mouth stitching but her glass eyes are later sympathetic replacements and suit her perfectly.

Because she has endured rather a lot of love over the years which isn't surprising when you are as pretty as her all her joints tend to swing a bit and her head nods from side to side and forward and backward but this doesn't bother her in the slightest really and just adds to her sweet loveliness and charm!

She has kept some and lost some of her black claw stitches to her paws and foot pads.

Lettie's foot pads have been recovered in material at some time in her life but her paw pads are her original coverings.
She has had a couple of loving mummy neat and tiny repair stitches to both wrists near to where the material joins the mohair at the wrist, but this is quite hard to see and detect.

Being a lady of loveliness Lettie loves prettiness and lace and comes dressed in her antique white cotton and lace trimmed dress which like her has had a few neat repairs by her owners over the years but to her its perfect and wearing her favourite antique pearl necklace .Now all she needs now is a home!...........any takers for Lettie?


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DAHLIA - A RARE PINK/BLUE CHILTERN CLOWN BEAR C1930


Dahlia is a rare and very sweet and gracious looking little Chiltern bear dating to C1930 .

This pretty little powder pink and blue bodied Chiltern bear is referred to as a 'Clown bear' or 'Harlequin bear' because of the two split different colours of pastel pink and blue coloured mohair on the body.

Chiltern clown bears are seldom seen and found and so Little Dahlia is indeed a rare and precious little petal of a bear.

Dahlia measures 16" in height and has a pretty fair covering left of her pale blue and pink mohair on her body and a light covering of her remaining golden mohair on her head , arms and legs.

She has some small areas of losses of mohair which is really mostly noticeable on her paws and feet at the tips with general light thinning to the rest of her body.

She has retained all of her original three claw stitches to each paw and foot.


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Dahlia has such a lovely kind and gentle nature for an old bear and whenever she is in the garden tending to the flowers within an instance she has charmed the birds out of the trees and the butterflies from the flowers with her kindness and sweetness!

Dahlia has retained her original nose and mouth stitching well and just has one very small stray broken thread below her nose which is nothing detrimental .

Her amber glass eyes are later replacements but suit her well.

She is a quiet little bear these days because her press squeaker in her tummy nolonger works.

Dahlia is stuffed with wood wool throughout.

Dahlia is a five-way jointed little Chiltern bear, it is only her right arm that nolonger turns because it has been stitched at the top to her body but this could soon be remedied by a bear restorer and is not seen as a problem to her really .

She has retained all of her original cotton material covered paw and foot pads and just has a little wear hole in her right one but again this is not worrying or detrimental to her and the others show some age darkening and rubbing but nothing concerning.

Dahlia is a divinely gorgeous little Chiltern bear and somehow like the birds and butterflies we know that she will be truly loved ,adored and admired !


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TRUFFLE - A BROWN CHILTERN BEAR

Truffle is such a delicious looking chocolate coloured bear that is a Sweet tempation if ever there was especially with his appealing looking face too !

This lovely old chocolate brown coloured Chiltern bear dates to the 1930's and is a bear with his colour too that you don't see too often .

Truffle has a pretty good coverage all over really of his rich brown alpaca and wool coverage with naturally some general thinning in parts showing from all the love and hugs he would obviously of received once upon a time being such a handsome looking bear .

The thinning to his alpaca and wool coverage is mainly visible on the tip of both of his feet , just above his nose stitching on his muzzle area above his left eye and a wee bit to the tops of his legs but all in all nothing too noticeable really as you will see when you look at his photographs.

Truffle measures 18" tall and is stuffed firmly but softly with kapok to his body and limbs and wood -wool to his head.


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Truffle has retained all his original oil cloth paw pads a little age darkened from the passing years but no holes or damage to them.

He has also retained some of his original black claw stitches - three to his left foot, three to his left paw pad and two to his right paw pad.
He is a five-way jointed old bear and all his joints move .

Truffle has been given later replacement glass eyes but they seem to suit him perfectly.

This Gorgeous Old boy has kept his original black nose stitching too which has faded slightly over the years possibly from all those gentle kisses on his nose and he also has his original mouth stitching too !

Truffle really is a very lovely old Chocolate brown Chiltern bear and he is definitely a bear that you wont see too often!



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WE LOVE A HAPPY ENDING!


"I AM SO PLEASED WITH MY BEAR SHE IS STUNNING , SO MUCH LOVELIER IN THE FUR THAN IN HER PHOTOS. I AM TOTALLY IN LOVE WITH HER, SHE MAKES MY HEART MELT EVERY TIME I LOOK AT HER . I CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR HER LYNN"

MRS S (MARCH 2017)



" I AM DEEPLY GRATEFUL FOR MY FIRST OLD BEAR PURCHASE FROM YOU , & I ABSOLUTELY ADORE MY BEAR & YOUR TASTE IS WONDERFUL!"
MISS U (FEB 2017)



" MY LITTLE BEAR HAS JUST ARRIVED & HE IS EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED & MORE !! I LOVE HIM!! THE PARCEL WAS A JOY TO OPEN SO BEAUTIFULLY WRAPPED, THANK YOU SO MUCH"
MISS P (FEB 2017)









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