For the purpose of this blog I will refer to the bear as 'he'.
I am not sure of his make, but I believe him to be English circa 1940's 1950's as with my others. This seems to be the era that draws me to the bears.
He is a lovely gold mohair with a few bald patches, but given his age not too many. He has rexine paws which are a bit bare, but with no tears or holes.
When I got him he was advertised as a musical bear, but on investigation he has a very dilapitated squeaker that I left in even though it has gone to squeaker heaven a long time ago.
He has shivered in my freezer and had a 'teddy bear special' bath and now his mohair is lovely and fluffy and soft.
I am not sure what to do about his eyes. They are both there but one of them has lost the outer coloured bit. They are old type plastic and if I replaced them it would have to be with same size and colour glass ones. (the plastic ones available now have safety fastenings not the wire as with Georgie's).
I did wonder about giving him an eye patch or glasses, but think I will just leave him as he is and see what people think. So far at the craft shop customers have said to leave them as they are as it is part of his character.
|Looking a bit shy|
|Practicing his Regal wave|
|Squinting at the camera|
|Smiling at my craft shop cusomers|
|Looking a bit grubby|
|All spruced up and ready for his outing|