HARRY
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£125.00

An adorable, regal Chad Valley bear, with post-1953 Royal Warrant footlabel to HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. Harry also has a blue printed chest seam label, and is all original and 46 cms (18″) tall.

In lovely condition, with plenty of curly gold mohair, Harry is wearing his vintage knitted siren-suit, pinned with a 2012 Diamond Jubilee badge, commemorating The Queen’s coronation in 1952. He’s a prince!

 

Siren suits are a one-piece garment that can easily be put on and taken off. They were originally designed for use on the way to, and in, air raid shelters during WW2. Being quite roomy, siren suits could quickly be put on over night clothes when an imminent air raid was announced by sirens. Hence the name, siren-suit! 

Mine was knitted by MPW in 2006, and I’ve added two tiny union jack flags to the collar, because I’m a huge patriot and keen royalist. That’s why I’ve called myself Harry, after one of The Queen’s grandsons.

 

 

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Character info

Royalist Harry Chad ted, is stuffed with kapok and fully-jointed. He has original features, including amber glass eyes and a black-embroidered nose and mouth. His rexine pads show surface crazing, and his growler no longer works.

However, Harry’s Royal Warrant footlabel is intact, though freyed at one end, and some of the stitching has come undone. His chest seam label is still readable, and he’s in overall good condition, having kept most of his gold mohair.

This cute bear is dressed in his MPW hand-knitted siren suit, labelled Teddy Togs and dated 2006. He also wears a 2012 souvenir Diamond Jubilee badge, to mark The Queen’s Coronation. It shows a picture of Queen Elizabeth with the Duke of Edinburgh, waving to the crowds from the balcony at Buckingham Palace following her coronation.