Mr Chips is a handsome black plush growling bear of unknown origin, c.1930s/40s. He’s 39 cms (15″) tall, and firmly stuffed with woodwool.
In the past, Mr Chips has been restored with replacement felt pads, glass eyes, and a re-stitched nose and mouth. All very nicely done. His remaining claws are original.
All Mr Chips’ joints work fine, and his tilt growler is particularly vocal. His synthetic fur is patchy in a few areas, but there’s still a lot of it, and he’s a very charming, long-nosed character, if a bit of a gambler on the quiet!
I do indeed enjoy a flutter, shaking my dice and betting what will be the outcome. My ambition is to visit Las Vegas, the home of casinos. I don’t know of they let bears inside, but if I growl loud enough they might not be able to refuse!