Deans Teddy Bear - Norman Rockwell Vintage 1982. Very cute golden American style teddy bear by Dean's Childsplay Toys, Pontypool, Gwent, Wales and was made in response to the Norman Rockwell illustrations particulary the Saturday Evening Post of November 8, 1947 called The Baby Sitter that shows a child with a teddy bear.
A lovely golden plush with 5 moveable joints and orange/brown plastic eyes. It is firmly stuffed with kapok.
This little bear has his orginal seam label for Deans Childsplay Toys. The Dean's Rag Book Co Ltd was founded in London, England in 1903. Dean's moved its production to Rye, Sussex in 1956 and created the "Childsplay Toys Ltd" for the manufacture of its soft toys. The company is still in operation today.
As a preloved bear, it has some minor signs of use mainly one of it's eyes has a scratch and a small patch of fur has been rubbed off on one paw but otherwise it is in excellent condition..