In the far distant past, Walter underwent a degree of restoration. His woodwool stuffing was topped up with soft filling, and his left foot completely remade, with a thin carded insole and a set of brown claws. His right foot has original black claws, to match his nose and partial mouth stitching, both of which have faded over the years and could be mistaken for brown. Likewise, a mouth stitch was added also in brown thread.
Walter’s other three pads were re-covered in the same material as his new left foot, along with a patched repair to his right ankle. His ears too, were re-attached. We’ve no idea who carried out these repairs, or when they were done, so these are simply our own observations. His joints all work fine, and his head tilts engagingly to one side due to the softness of his top-up stuffing.
Amazingly, Walter is a very sturdy bear, with a great long muzzle and the sweetest expression. Mostly bald, bless, he’s definitely a unique and very lovable character. This substantial, weighty ted, is dressed in his cute antique embroidered shirt and pants, with a large bell around his neck.