|The Teddy Hospital 'Waiting Room'|
Let me introduce you to the residents of the box :-
I thought he was a Lefray bear until I saw his label. Has anyone else come across one of these bears?
|Leather nosed bear SOLD and grey Chiltern cat|
The chubby bear is one that my husband found at a boot fair. I have no idea at the moment who made him but he is a cute little chap with a kind face. He could be a one off home made bear, anytime from the 1950's to 1980's - one to research I think.
The pretty little red and white bear has a label, and is made by 'Acme Hygenic Toys'. He is very lightweight and just requires a few stitches to his seams. He has the most beautiful red eyes.
The scruffy looking Chiltern cartoon bear with the dirty face needs a good clean and brush.
His companion is a small Chiltern from c1940's. He has his facial features intact, but needs 'surgery' on a large hole at the side of his nose (see close up).
This is another bear purchased by my husband. He needs a matching pair of eyes. Again, I think he could be a one off home made bear.
And of course, not forgetting the large Chiltern Hugmee bear that I have named George. He needs major surgery on one of his foot pads and eyes. Also a good clean to his mohair.
I think I have got a busy time ahead, sorting out this little lot. There are also a couple of dog nightdress cases to tidy up and two miniature baby dolls to dress.