Dating and Identifying Chad Valley Bears! May 27 2014, 22 Comments
Quite a labour of love! The photos still need re-taking but the descriptions are all done. I now need to add some more photos from the museum for comparison. Nearly there. I will probably do Merrythought next!
New bears this time are:-
A lovely Omega for sale from Pretty Vintage Things.
Effie an unknown German bear from Sue Howard, and Misty, a Bing which I have bought from her!
A Steiff, another Bing, a Strunz, 2 Schucos one a Bigo Bello Koala, a Terry's, a Chad and Chiltern who came together and a big and little Brumus and Ivy who are on all fours which I am assuming are Deans but they don't have labels.
They are all in the "New Bears this Month" collection
Fairs coming shortly are
31st May - Doll and Bear Fair, Gateshead.
The 2014 CORNWALL Summer BEAR FAIR at Lostwithiel on Sunday 22nd June.
This very well attended Fair – now in it’s 11th year! - appeals to enthusiasts from all over the Westcountry, the UK and well beyond.
As you may already know the Fair now endorses and supports two very worthwhile Charities – Cornwall Hospice Care and Animals Asia, with its campaign to rescue bears from captivity and in distress throughout the world.
ALTON TEDDY BEAR FESTIVAL
Saturday 21st June 2014 - Alton Assembly Rooms (Hampshire) - 10am till 4pm