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Soldier Bear Arthur Chillingworth Sold
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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. Today they are much sought after and fetch many hundreds of pounds.
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.
Arthur Chillingworth was a Corporal in the Coldstream Guards during WW1 and this bear is named after him.
Arthur is one of my mini Soldier Bears standing at just 2
inches tall. He is made from blonde mohair which I have plucked, shaded, waxed and had faux stitches added to him. He is fully cotterpin jointed and stuffed with kapok, used in the making of early bears, with steel shot in his body for added weight.
Arthur has odd sized brown glass eyes and a stitched, waxed nose and comes wearing a bronze coloured "Hope" charm around his neck.
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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Little Scruffs - Handmade Miniature Mohair Bears
By Jean Grogan