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 and is named after Private Archie James Binney, one of the Soldiers .
Archie is approximately 31/2 inches tall and made from a shaggy grey mohair on a beige background. He has been plucked, shaded, waxed and had faux stitches added for a well worn look and wears a shabby looking sash around him pinned together with a rusty old safety pin with a charm bearing the word "Hope".
Archie has one large and one small brown glass eye and a sparsely stitched nose. He is fully cotter pin jointed and is firmly stuffed with kapok, used in the making of early bears. He has steel shot in his body for added weight.
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