Cute Chad Valley ted Vinny

£65.00 £55.00

An original, curly blonde mohair Chad Valley teddy, with post-1953 Royal Warrant footlabel, by appointment to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Vinny is 33 cms (13″) tall, and has amber glass eyes and a cute shaved muzzle.

His rexine pads show some surface wear, and he has a bald spot where his squeaker is located. Overall, though, Vinny is a gorgeous old boy, wearing his knitted shorts and neck ribbon.


My squeaker is all worn out now, so I’m making a different kind of noise. If I keep turning the handle on this rusty old tin, it plays a honky tonk tune. But it’s very hard work, and really tiring, so I think I’d rather just sit and look at the pictures instead!

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Character info

Cute Chad Valley ted Vinny, is stuffed with cotton-sub as he was made post-war when the more traditional kapok was in short supply.  However, his head is filled with woodwool,  and he’s kept all his original features. They include, beautiful amber glass eyes, and a black-embroidered nose and mouth.

Vinny’s brown rexine pads are surface worn, and one paw has quite a large hole, and there’s a split in his footpad just below his label. This has faded over the years, but is still just about readable. His right arm is rather swingy due to his joint having worked loose – all that royal waving no doubt! But it’s secure enough, and his other joints are sound.

This delightful Chad has plenty of curly blonde mohair, and is dressed in his knitted shorts and neck ribbon.