Soldier Bear Gerald Harlow Day 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. The little bears on this page are my version of these bears. Today they are much sought after and fetch many hundreds of pounds.
Second Lieutenant Gerald Harlow Day was a soldier during WW1 who sadly died aged just 19.after him. This Soldier Bear is named  
Gerald is made from a scruffy mohair which I have plucked, shaded, waxed and added faux stitching to him for a "well loved" look. He is approximately 31/2 inches when standing.
Gerald is fully cotter pin jointed and  firmly stuffed with kapok, used in the making of early bears. He has steel shavings in his body for added weight and wears a red,white and blue sash with a bronze effect "Hope" charm tied together with a rusty old safety pin.

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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