Soldier Bear William Josiah Holford Sold

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£ 65.00

Now Sold
During World War One many British Soldiers used to be given a little bear by their sweethearts and loved ones. These bears had eyes that were high up on their heads which peeped out of the soldiers' top pockets. This little bear is my version of  one of these bears. 

I have recently been naming the Soldier Bears after real Soldiers from WW1 obtained  from this website  http://www.rememberthefallen.co.uk/ . which also includes interesting information on each person.

If you would like a Soldier Bear made and named after anyone from the website or a loved one please contact me.
William Josiah Holford was a Private in the 4th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment during World War One.He died aged 23. This bear is named after him.

This little Soldier Bear is approximately 31/2 inches tall and made from a red viscose ' He has green glass eyes, high up on his head like the original Soldier Bears that peeped out of the Soldier's pocket. He has a stitched nose and comes wearing a 'Hope' charm on a rusty old safety pin  attached  onto a red,white and blue  ribbon

William is fully cotter pin jointed and stuffed with kapok, used in the making of early bears. He has steel shot in his body for added weight. I have plucked , shaded and waxed him and added faux stitches to give him the appearance of a "well loved" bear.
If you would like to adopt this bear please email me and I will send you a Paypal invoice
If you would like to reserve any of the Little Scruffs on my site for up to 5 weeks a £10 deposit will secure.

If you are in the UK and would prefer to have this bear sent by the lower price of signed for or by courier please let me know and I will adjust the postage

Discounted postal costs for ALL countries outside the UK can be found on my Terms page along with questions on reserving a bear


 

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