This adorable, early humpbacked Farnell bear is all original, except for replaced felt footpads. He’s stuffed with woodwool, and measures 36 cms (14″) high. Known as ‘Bootsie’, due to his fondness for wearing boots, he has shiny black button eyes, one of which is a little surface worn.
Typical of white mohair Farnells, Bootsie’s nose is hand-sewn in tan thread, along with his claws (about four webbed ones remain and four foot ones). His left paw pad is quite heavily darned, while his other has a tiny hole. Bootsie’s mouth was kissed away moons ago.
All his joints work fine, and he’s a lovely sturdy bear, apart from around the edges of his feet/pads, where there’s some darning, and his backing cloth is a little threadbare. Despite some very patchy baldness, especially to his torso, he still has plenty of fur, albeit now yellowed with age.
Overall, Bootsie has the most gorgeous face, and looks ever so cute in his booted outfit.