18" mohair Paddington
is the earliest made by the Gabrielle company. Paddington has a rounded,
flatter face than later bears and has stumpy feet (see picture).
The end of Paddington's legs are rounded stumps with no foot shape at
all. He also has the rare "Please look after this bear"
luggage tag that does not include the words "Thank you"
which were added to later editions. This is a rare and very
desirable bear for the serious Paddington collector. Paddington wears an
navy blue hat, blue Dunlop boots and a red jacket with toggle buttons.
Condition is overall excellent.
There are scratches on Paddington's plastic eyes and two very small,
shallow moth nibbles on his left sleeve. Luggage tag has light
wrinkling but no tears. Please email if you have any questions.
Made in Great Britain