Farnell, Merrythought, Chiltern, Chad Valley …
There is something very magical about old antique teddy bears. For more than a century, teddy bears have been captivating the hearts of children and adults alike. Very often these childhood friends have been passed down from one generation to the next – Grandchildren treasuring the bear that Grandma loved so many years before.
Often, these lovely old teddy bears have been so well loved that an eye or ear is missing, or stuffing is coming out of the tummy or the nose was kissed once too often has almost completely worn away. Or, sometimes teddy has been forgotten in the attic, admired only by mice and moths, sadly abandoned many years ago.
Having a passion for antique and vintage teddy bears, I have rescued some forgotten childhood friends with the hope that these lovely old characters will go on to be treasured by generations to come.