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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
Black cats have always been known for bringing Good Luck when you see one or one crosses your path and in WW1 soldiers going off to war were often given little bears and cats from their loved ones , sweethearts and family as Good luck mascots to help keep them safe .
The English toy company Farnell made little bears and animals in WW1 for mascots and these were smaller in size than Lucky here.
As to Lucky's maker we are not totally sure we have to say .
Little Lucky here comes with a Lucky Black cat postcard too which is postmarked 1919.
Around his neck is a patriotic ribbon and a tiny little lucky wishbone charm too.
He is a very unusual little seated upright cat made of black mohair and stuffed firmly with wood wool.
Lucky measures approximately 6 1/2" in height from his bottom to the tip of his ears .
This cute little kitty has small green glass eyes and a red stitched nose and mouth.
Lucky is hoping to find a forever home and bring his new owner lots of God luck too.
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He is a very distinguished looking dog with a very kindly looking face and interested expression.
Redford dates to C1930 and we believe he is a English dog made by one of the major quality bear and toy companies kike Chiltern or Merrythought.
He has the most wonderful dense wavy mohair coverage all over in a beautiful rusty red/brown colour and creamy white . Redford is very proud of his coat and takes great care of it with no real signs of loss or thinning or even fading .
There is just a very small area of loss on the back of one of his ears but this is really nothing and is not detrimental to him.
Redford measures approximately 13" in height and 91/2" in seat length from the tip of his tail to his front paw.
This wonderful looking dog has retained his original nose and mouth stitching perfectly and has perfect eyesight too with his original amber and black glass eyes.
Redford's tail has a press squeaker in it but sadly these days it no longer works and he is a quiet old dog but don't be fooled as he knows exactly where the biscuit tin is !!
Redford is looking for a loving home and comes smartly attired with his newly pressed spotted ribbon neck bow and WOOF dog bone around his neck too.
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She has rather been enjoying the May sunshine with all her other little woolly pals in the flock jumping for joy in the meadow where they all reside and playing hide and seek behind the hay bales in the barn.
Daisy is a beautiful Farnell lamb dating to C1930. She has a very good coverage all over of her creamy white mohair /wool plush with very little sign of loss or thinning to it really.
Daisy measures approximately 11" in length from the tip of her nose to the end of he bottom and approximately 12" in height from the front of her feet to the top of her head.
She is stuffed firmly with mohair throughout and she has retained her original clear glass eyes .
Daisy had cream coloured felt ears that have age slightly darkened over the years and she has a couple of tiny pin prick holes in one of them which really is not detrimental to her .
This pretty little lamb is looking for new pastures to skip off to and comes with her pretty new pastel green and gold ribbon around her neck and little bells and silk daisy.
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She is such a pretty rabbit and always has lots of admirers in the rabbit warren where she lives because of her beautiful pink colour!
Miss Tutu dates to C1930 and is a lovely English rabbit she measures 14" in height excluding the length of her floppy pink and white ears.
Her ears measure a further 5" of floppiness.
She is stuffed firmly throughout with wood wool and she has retained all her original nose and claw stitches.
Her painted back eyes are original too .
Miss Tutu has a creamy mohair white tummy , tail and inside of her ears also. She has a little thinning and bareness showing on her front area this is a little more noticeable at the the top between her front paws and probably a result from being cuddled and hugged but we can forgive her for this cant we?
She has also lost most of the mohair from her little bob tail too from being pressed and squeezed as this has a press squeaker inside it that sadly no longer works .
She really is a very beautiful pink bunny and one you wont see often too . We have given her some pretty ribbons and a silk flower and a little rabbit key charm too around her neck .
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She is the Girl Monkey from the 'Lawson Wood' range produced in the 1930`s by Merrythought .
Scarlett has a pressed velvet face with painted features, velvet hands and feet and ears. She has a cream coloured velvet centre piece running down the middle of her body above and underneath the skirt of her burgundy red checked gingham dress.
This cute Monkey was made in the seated position and she is unjointed . She is 17" tall and when she is laid flat she measures approximately 23".
Her arms and legs are made of a grey wool type plush as is her head.
Scarlett is softly and firmly stuffed making her a lovely cuddle too.
Her dress has kept its colour really well considering she is over seventy years Old Bless her along with her velvet covered face too.
She has a small rust mark on the front of her dress at the bottom which is quite hard to see really and a couple of small wear holes on both arms near the armpit seams this is due probably to being picked and carried but again these are quite small and not really too noticeable or detrimental to her.
Stitched on the base of Scarlett's left foot is her Merrythought cream /beige coloured REGD DESIGN label which accurately dates her to the 1930s period of Merrythought.
We have given Scarlett a nice silk bow sash around her waist , a pink feathery boah , a head ribbon and a vintage pearl necklace.
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If she is not collecting carrots and cabbages then you will find her in the Herb Garden picking her favourite herbs which are Parsley and Coriander .
She is a delightful little 1930s Edith Moody rabbit dressed in all her original felt clothes.
Miss Blue Bonnet measures just 8" in height and is in good condition for her age with just a little fading in parts to her blue felt clothes but nothing detrimental at all really.
Her mohair wool body under the felt clothes is in good condition as is the silk lining in her ears and under her bob tail.
She has her original glass eyes intact too.
Miss Blue Bonnet is looking for a new burrow to live at as hers is getting a little draughty and letting the rain in perhaps someone knows of one for her?
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He loves hiding slippers in the house but knows not to chew them as he will probably get scolded but his favourite pastime is burying bones and digging them up again !
Perky is a lovely little English dog dating to C1940/50 and he has a wonderful coverage all over of his light golden blonde coloured mohair.
He is stuffed firmly throughout with wood wool and no doubt a few bones and biscuits too.
Perky measures approximately 10 1/2 " in length from his tail to the tip of his nose and 9 " in height from his front paw to the top of his head.
His ears are lined inside with creamy white coloured mohair and they have internal wire supports to help hen stand up.
Perky has retained his original nose and mouth stitching perfectly and has amber glass eyes.
This cute little dog has a non operative press squeaker under his tummy but happily for us all his adorably cute face speaks volumes for him!!
Perky is a very unusual little dog with his distinctive long straight stitch under his horizontal stitched nose and long almost straight mouth stitch too. not dissimilar to the style of Pedigree bears .
Perky is looking for a new home and hopefully some little pals to play with too and comes with his ribbon neck bow around his neck and little Vintage style dog charm.
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🌺WE LOVE A HAPPY ENDING!
"MY TWO BUNNIES HAVE ARRIVED & ARE ADORABLE , YOU HAVE GONE THE EXTRA MILE TOO WITH YOUR KEEN EYE FOR DETAIL & PRIDE IN YOUR PRESENTATION IT IS TOTALLY APPRECIATED & HIGHLY VALUED. THANKYOU FOR DELIVERING THEM IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE!" MRS H (MAY 2019)
"MY LITTLE PIGS ARRIVED & I LOVE THEM DEARLY . THEY ARE EVEN NICER THAN YOUR BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHS OF THEM . THANK YOU SO MUCH LYNN "
MRS M (DEC 2018)
"THANK YOU LYNN FOR LETTING US ADOPT OUR WONDERFUL ELEPHANT. IT IS A REAL PRIVILEGE & A TRUE HONOUR TO LOOK AFTER SUCH A SPECIAL ELEPHANT "
MRS J (JAN 2019)