Tuxedo Vintage Deans Bear
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A handsome and unusual Deans Bear handmade by Deans in Pontypool in 1991. This design was only made for one year. He has been carefully stored away ever since and still has the original label attached to his ear. In perfect condition his head and paws are made from a golden mohair whilst his arms, lower torseau and feet are velvet. He sports a ruffled dinner shirt and red felt tuxedo finished off with a fine black bow round his neck. He has beady eyes complimented by a hand stitched nose and mouth measuring approx 34cms in height .Founded in 1903 in London, Deans is the oldest surviving British toy manufacturer and was originally founded to make rag books but soon diversified into making soft toys. Their first bear was made in 1915 and during the 20s and 30s they were at the forefront of British bear manufacturing. This item is a collectors item only and should not be used as a toy.