James is a brilliant, bright gold mohair, flat-faced Chiltern bear c.1940s. All original, he’s 33 cms (13″) tall, and is stuffed with wood-wool.
He has amber glass eyes and a black-stitched, shield-shaped nose with an embroidered mouth. His brown rexine pads are in good condition, and his joints too are in fine working order. However, James’ tilt growler now only makes a clunking noise.
This cute little fellow has kept much of his fur, and is dressed in his knitted dungarees and neck ribbon.
In the 1940s, James was the most popular boy’s name in the UK. A total of 795,663 babies were given this name, and it stayed top of the social security leader-board through the 1950s as well.
So, I’m very happy to be called James, especially as a few kings were christened James too!