(1948) Label Punkinhead. Sold £240

’Punkinhead’ a Merrythought Punkinhead teddy bear circa 1950, 

with brown mohair, golden mohair front and ear lining, remains of white mohair top knot, clear and black glass eyes, inset pronounced velvet muzzle and feet, black stitched nose and mouth, swivel head, jointed limbs with felt hand pads, red felt shorts and printed label on foot —10in. (25.5cm.) high (bald top knot, slight damage to feet, general wear and thinning, some fading) - Punkinhead was the Christmas mascot for Eaton’s Department Store in Toronto he also became the hero of several story books as as well as being the leader of the annual Santa Claus Parade. Punk was also the predecessor of the Cheeky bear.


Date 1948
Make Merrythought
Label Foot
Fabric Mohair
Size 10 ins
Eyes Glass
Features Original Nose/Mouth
Jointed Fully Jointed
Pads Felt
Stuffing Woodwool Kapok
Number 448

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