I have been searching for other bears like him to find out who his maker is.
|Mac and Smiler|
This morning I came across this little bear on the net. Can you see the family likeness?
My thoughts are that they may be Chad Valley bears, possibly pre-WWII, but if anyone has any other information I would be very pleased to find out who their makers are.
|Mac, naked and trying to preserve his modesty :)|
I think I may have found myself a type of bear to collect. I just couldn't let Smiler go. I like these little bears, especially the well loved ones, they must have so many stories to tell, I can imagine them being owned by poorer children and probably going through the Blitz or being evacuated with their young owners.
There are still plenty of old bears that I can let go on my website www.pollysvintagebears.weebly.com or for overseas customers www.etsy.com/shop/PollyKay11
I will post a picture of Mac when he has been cleaned up (hopefully it will go well).