Merrythought Teddy Bear - Vintage 1965. A lovely early London Gold 34 cms bear with golden mohair, 5 moveable joints, brown velvet pads and orange/brown plastic eyes. It is stuffed with kapok and woodwool.
This little bear has his orginal foot and seam labels for Merrythought, a company that was established in Ironbridge Shropshire, England in 1930s. Merrythought is a 17th Century word for 'wishbone' the symbol of goodluck. The company is still producing teddy bears today and the London Gold bear has become one of it's most popular designs.
As a preloved bear, it does show some signs of use mainly it's eyes are a little worn but otherwise, it is in exceptionally good condition for it's age.