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He dates C1940/50 but could even be a little earlier because he hides his age so well and he has the characteristics with his looks of bears made by the French bear and toy company called 'Le Jouet Champenois' especially so with his very bright golden coloured coloured mohair, and French "Je ne sais quoi!" air and look about his face!
Toulouse measures 21" in height and is a five way jointed Old French bear .
He is a five -way jointed Bear and thankfully for him all his joints turn and move well for him and even after all those years standing painting for hours !
Toulouse has retained his original clear glass eyes with black pupils and has his original black nose stitching which is all there but has lightened a little with age over the passing years unlike his bright golden mohair I have to say!
He has no mouth stitching and its hard to say as to whether he had one originally as sometimes they were made without it.
He has retained all three black claw stitches to each of his paws perfectly but a lot a couple on his feet.
Toulouse is solidly stuffed throughout with wood wool and a few baguettes and French dishes !!
He is hoping to find a Artist quarter in England now and some French bears for company would be wonderful as he only speaks a little English .
Toulouse comes dressed in His newly knitted Black French knitted Artists beret and pinned to it is a vintage red white and blue ribbon the colours of his country. His black and white neck bow around his neck has a Vintage gilded Eiffel tower brooch pinned to it to remind him of Paris .
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Little Soldier Bamforth here measures a wee 3" in height and has a golden mohair coverage over a metal body. His mohair has age darkened in parts and there are some tiny losses but this just adds to his Old Soldier wounded look and charm not to mention the loss of his tiny left ear which you don't notice as its loss is hidden under his tiny head bandage so he is slightly hard of hearing these days too so you might have to speak up when you talk to him !
Soldier Bamforth is fully jointed and all his joints turn and move well for him .
He has tiny metal bead eyes and his nose and mouth stitching is in perfect order too.
Soldier Bamforth is a brave little bear as he fought courageously in the Bear War and was shot and wounded in the head and that was when he lost his ear and if you look closely he carries the little bullet around his neck the very one that injured him apparently!
Our brave little Soldier is looking for a safe place to retreat to and comes with his little basket bed to rest his weary self in and of course not forgetting his patriotic sash he is wearing and tiny little flag that he likes to wave on Royal and War remembrance days.
We have also given our little Soldier here a Special Casualty of War label for you to fill in for him these have been adapted for our old wounded bears from original WW1 and WW2 Casualty of War labels that were sent with the soldiers and casualties to the hospitals.
This wonderful little Soldier bear was named after the First World War Bamforth Song cards that were very popular during the Great war and sent to sweethearts and soldiers during the war and should you adopt him he will also bring along with him his WW1 Bamforth song card too entitled 'When you come home' which has such an endearing sentiment and comliments his plight for a Loving home now perfectly too dont you think? .
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WE LOVE A HAPPY ENDING!
"I AM OVER THE MOON WITH MY DEAR LITTLE BEARS. I ABSOLUTELY ADORE THEM . THEY WERE SO LOVINGLY WRAPPED UP FOR THEIR JOURNEY & I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THEM! I CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH LYNN FOR LETTING ME ADOPT THESE TWO SPECIAL BEARS. THEY ARE TRULY WONDERFUL . I JUST CANNOT STOP LOOKING AT THEM"
MRS M (JUL 2018)
" MANY THANKS LYNN FOR YET ANOTHER ENDEARING LOOKING LITTLE BEAR TO ADD MY BEAR HUG!"
MISS M (JUN 2018)
"THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME ADOPT MY BEAR , SHE IS TRULY WONDERFUL & THE MOST PERFECT BEAR EVER FOR ME "
MISS A (DEC 2018)