Merrilees Merrythought bear c.1930s, still retains her ear-button though it’s totally rusted and unreadable. Her embroidered foot-label is also intact, and she’s kept all her original features, including amber glass eyes (they’ve been glued in), and a black-stitched nose and mouth.
Stuffed with kapok, Merrilees’ joints all work fine, though her head is a tad wobbly. She still has plenty of fur, with most loss to the front of her torso. Her felt pads are worn with various repairs and a few holes, but she’s a good strong bear with an irresistible smile.
This very pretty ted is wearing her cheerful spring lemon cardi with floral-print pants, and rose-patterned neck ribbon.