Precious antique mohair plush WWI Soldier Mascot Bear and his Wooden Trunk Likely by Farnell or Steevans England Made between 1914 to 1920 Bear is 3 1/2 inches tall Original worn wooden trunk 4 1/4 x 2 1/2 x 2 3/8 inches, lined with red striped paper Bear is tan, still has good mohair coverage Glass eyes, pin jointed Missing ears, holes in his head where his ears once were Wrapped in muslin outfit Listing includes the mascot bear and Wooden Trunk Soldier bears were carried as a token of love and good luck by soldiers, in their uniform pockets during WWI. Eyes are close to the tops of their heads so they can peek out of the pocket. Many did not return from the trenches.
The item "Antique Soldier Bear Mascot Teddy WWI Mohair Plush Farnell Steevans Wood Trunk" is in sale since Thursday, August 15, 2019. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Bears\Antique". The seller is "mandicrafts" and is located in Oakville, Ontario. This item can be shipped worldwide.