A fabulous, J.K.Farnell bear, with rare ALPHA TOYS footlabel. Barty is completely original and 43 cms (17″) tall. He has an unshaven muzzle, first introduced by Farnell from around 1926, and the squarer nose embroidery of their 1930s bears, without the long outer stitches. He also has the later non-webbed paw stitching.

Barty is in lovely overall condition, with great mohair coverage. This cuddly, kapok-stuffed teddy is dressed in a handmade wool sailor jacket, with a shredded London-themed silk necktie.


I’m dressed for the sea in the hope that one day I might go boating. Though I’m worried I might be sea sick, and will have to jump overboard. In which case I’ll need a lifebuoy as I can’t swim!

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Character info

Barty is fully jointed, and has amber glass eyes. His black nose stitching has lost a couple of threads, but all his claws are intact and his felt pads are in very good condition. There’s a voice box in his tummy but it no longer works.

Mosty kapok-stuffed, with some woodwool in his head and muzzle, this has settled a little in Barty’s arms and right leg. There’s a large sewn repair to his left ankle, but it’s concealed by his curly gold mohair, which is plentiful.

This sweet-faced bear also retains his blue and white embroidered label sewn to his left foot. This was used by Farnell from c.1925-45, then replaced with a red, white and blue printed label. Overall, Barty is a gorgeous teddy, and a bargain buy!