I have always wanted to see how I got on with restoring an old bear.
Today I saw a lovely old bear at a local flea market. He sat in his toy high chair watching me as I walked by him. I slowed down next time I passed and took a look at him. He was about 18" tall, a pale golden mohair and looked in reasonable condition.
I was careful to check him over as I had heard of newer bears being passed off as old ones by 'aging' them.