Debonair and Suave Bear

by Eileen Baycroft
(Nanaimo, BC, CANADA)

Debonair and Suave Bear

Debonair and Suave Bear

I picked up this bear in a thrift store in Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada, where a large number of people from England have settled over the past century and this makes me wonder if the bear is from England.

I paid a pittance for him but I suspect that he is worth much more than what I paid. He is very clean and looks like he has not been played with by children. Perhaps he has been kept as a display piece, protected and not touched. He is beautifully dressed in a three piece wool suit which is striped navy, red and white. He has long pants which end in cuffs on the bottom. The cuffs button up. The pants close with a button and a snap on the back. He has a white collared shirt with a red vest and red tie. His clothing looks to be hand made and includes snaps and buttons as well. All of his clothing is removable.
His fur is brown and coarse and I believe it to be some type of wool. His body is soft but firm. His ears are half oblongs which stick out on either side of his head. There are no marking on his ears. His eyes are made from glass beads, I believe, which are brown with large black irises. His nose is long, pointed and sloping and ends in a triangular black button made from hard plastic. There is black stitching which forms the line down from his nose to his mouth and the mouth is stitched in black as well.
He has a wonderful countenance. He and his clothing are skillfully made. There are no identifying marks or tags on him. He does not appear to have any damage whatsoever. He has a rounded belly. His arms are sewn on and do not rotate but his legs are attached by some sort of rotating device and he can be sitting or standing. His arms are curved with his hands reaching towards each other. His knees are bent and his feet end in what appears to be a round of black felt on the bottom. Whoever has sewn him together has done so very skillfully as it appears that it is the work of someone who is very good at what they do, with years of experience, or perhaps he was made in a factory which has created these types of bears for many many years as the quality is exceptional in my opinion. He is impeccably clean with no marks, dust or dirt.

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Jun 22, 2017
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Love him
by: Anonymous

What a find - he's gorgeous. I love scouting around in Op shops, and I've found a few of my favourite bears going for next to nothing. Sometimes they've just needed a bit of a repair, and I love bringing them back to life. One of the latest is a big black and brown fully jointed bear, and all he needed was a new nose. He's not old, but he has no label, and I also can't find anything else like him on-line. He'll remain a treasured companion, till the grand-kids get a hold of him, I guess. If I let them :-)

Nov 24, 2016
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Absolutely stunning
by: Anonymous

Thank you for sharing this special bear. He is absolutely stunning. I owned a bear shop for 23 years and your bear is one of the nicest characters I have seen. I believe he is from the UK, too. I am sure he is mohair. When I have a bit more time I will check one of my teddy encyclopedias and see if I can give you more info on him. But the most important thing is that you have him and are caring for him. He really is gorge!

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