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🐻🌈 ONCE UPON A TIME BEARS MONTHLY BRIEFING 🌈🐻
🌈🐻 HELLO EVERYBODY🐻🌈
Due to the current situation unfortunately the bears and myself have been unable to go out rescuing and searching for
unloved and forgotten old bears and animals . Hopefully this will begin to change shortly and if so hopefully Lovely Old bears and
animals will appearing again here at Once upon a time bears . We do hope you will understand and bear with us .
Caring Hugs to all our lovely friends and customers and please keep safe and well
Love Lynn and all the Old bears and animals xx
He served for King country and family in the Great Bear War for sure but thankfully is still here to share all the old tales with us all should we ask him that is!
Corporal Archie is a Wonderful Old character bear full of charm and helplessness in his looks and perhaps a pinch of hopefulness too !
He dates to Pre 1930 for certain and its more than likely he is before 1920 too.
Corporal Archie measures a slumpy 15" in height and most of his slumpiness is credited to the fact that his wood wool that he is stuffed with throughout has shifted and settled in other parts lower down in his body and limbs but we love this as this just adds to his charm dont you agree?
As to Coporal Archie's country of birth we believe that it is probably Germany or America but we err more towards him being American presently as he has certain traits that deliver us this way for example his ears are set into slits at the top of his head and he has horizontal nose stitching with just a few stitches made which is another characteristic for American bears and his muzzle is quite blunt and rounded but we could be totally wrong here he could indeed be a English bear as even some early English bears are found with their ears cut into slits on top of their heads
His arms are somewhat floppy and saggy at the tops of them where the wood has shifted and settled further down probably due to the way in which he was carried about over the years.
All of his paw pads have been neatly recovered in leather many moons ago bless him!
Corporal Archis is presently looking for a loving home for Old soldiers to retire to and should you have loving home for him and a place in your heart he comes dressed in his Old Soldiers knitted vest that he used to wear in the trenches to help keep him warm on a cold night!
Also pinned to his vest is a WW1 style pin and a fragment of a French flag that he kept as a souvenir !
He will also bring along with him his WW1 Bamforth song card entitled "WHEN YOU COME HOME" and his special Once upon a time bears 'Causality of War' tag for you to fill in for him on his behalf !
REF B1291 💗SORRY I HAVE BEEN ADOPTED
WE LOVE A HAPPY ENDING!
" THANK YOU LYNN WE SO APPRECIATED YOUR SKILL & CRAFT WORK WITH RESTORING MY OLD BEAR'S EYESIGHT AGAIN FOR HIM & CLEANING & DRESSING TOO WHICH WAS AN UNEXPECTED JOY HE WILL CONTINUE TO BRING JOY NOW TO ANOTHER GENERATION"
MR D (JAN 2020)
" THANK YOU FOR MY LOVELY BEAR SHE IS LOVELY & SHE LOVES HER NEW HOME WITH ME IN AUSTRALIA! THANKYOU FOR LETTING ME ADOPT HER !"
MRS D (APR 2018)
" MY LITTLE BEAR HAS ARRIVED & IS SUCH A GORGEOUS COLOUR ! HE IS NOW MY FAVOURITE OLD BEAR . THANKYOU FOR PACKING HIM SO BEAUTIFULLY TOO "
MRS L (SEP 2018)