Soldier Bear Checketts Sold

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£ 65.00

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If you are unfamiliar with the story of the Soldier Bears here is a little bit about them.

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 Soldier's top pocket.

 Rifleman Harry James Checketts was a Soldier during WW1 and this bear is named after him.If you would like more information on this Soldier please let me know  If you would like a Soldier Bear made and named after a loved one please email me.

Harry is  approximately 31/2 inches tall and made of a long golden mohair which I have aged for a "Well loved" look. He has black glass eyes, one small, one large to make it look like he has had to have a replacement, and he has a sparsely stitched nose. He is fully cotterpin jointed and has steel shot in his body for added weight. His head and limbs are firmly stuffed with kapok, used in the making of early bears.

Harry comes wearing a red, white and blue ribbon with a bronze coloured "peace" charm attached to him.

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
 

 

Little Scruffs - Handmade Miniature Mohair Bears
By Jean Grogan