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GORGEOUS EARLY STUMPY GABRIELLE PADDINGTON BEAR
GORGEOUS-EARLY-STUMPY-GABRIELLE-PADDINGTON-BEAR
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Item condition:
Used
Ended:
14 May, 2014 10:22:38 BST
Price:
£175.00
Postage:
£11.00 Express Delivery | See details
Item location:
ALVA Clackmannan, GB, United Kingdom

Description

eBay item number:
151294655525
Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.

Item specifics

Condition:
Used: An item that has been previously used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of ... Read moreabout the condition
Animal:

PADDINGTON BEAR

Manufacturer:

Gabrielle Designs

Size:

18 in.

GORGEOUS
GABRIELLE DESIGNS
EARLY "STUMPY" PADDINGTON BEAR
c1972/1973
Approx. 18" Tall

Wonderful clean bear from my own personal collection,
who is looking for a new home.

He is one of the earliest Paddingtons to be lovingly handmade by Gabrielle Designs
when it was still a cottage industry with only a handful of workers, 
who hand-sewed and hand-stuffed each and every Paddington that was produced

These early bears are lighter and softer than the later bears
who were factory made and machine stuffed

This gorgeous Paddy has the shorter "stumpy" legs of the early bears
 with the round cinnamon circular foot pads, which are clean and intact
He also has the dimpled textured nose, 
again something only specific to the earliest bears
His eyes are bright with no "starring" or scratches
His fur is clean with no holes or repairs
He has his early silk Gabrielle Label stitched into his back
which is how we can accurately date him

The first bears were produced in 1972, with this label only being used until 1974

 
He comes wearing his original outfit consisting of:
Red Felt Duffle coat, 
Black felt hat with pin

Both are in excellent clean condition with no nibbles or holes

He also wears a very rare pair of Size 4 White Dunlop Wellies with Black Sole
(these are more often seen with a neutral coloured sole)
These have only ever been worn by Paddington 
and still retain the nibs on the soles

In later years Gabrielle designs manufactured pyjamas and dressing gowns that could be purchased separately to dress your Paddington
and this guy comes with his very own set of original Gabrielle pyjamas,
which are in excellent clean condition

Paddington also retains his original Care Card, 
which told new owners how to look after their bear

Once again, this is an early card, as it is blank on the back. 
In later years when Paddington became available worldwide,
his various country registration details were printed here

AND FINALLY.......

To complete this fantastic bear,
Paddington has his original early luggage tag, which reads
"Please look after this bear"

These tags were later produced with a "Thank You" at the end
in keeping with the original story
(and afterall Paddington was known to be a very polite bear)

*******
THIS IS A HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE BEAR 
AND A RARE FIND 
IN SUCH WONDERFUL CONDITION

Even moreso with the forthcoming release of Paddington the Movie,
which is bound to make him a sound investment
*******
FROM SMOKE FREE HOME
******** 
Paddington will be securely packaged & sent out within 24hours of payment being received 
with the exception of Sundays and Bank Holidays
OVERSEAS BIDDERS PLEASE EMAIL BEFORE BIDDING FOR 
SHIPPING COSTS TO YOUR COUNTRY
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Please Note:
I only charge ACTUAL POSTAGE & 
REFUND any difference if I have inadvertently overcharged you
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Please ensure payment is sent within 3days of auction ending- Thank You 
If paying by personal cheque, item will be dispatched once funds have been cleared
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If for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase
please CONTACT ME FIRST before leaving negative feedback
and I will endeavor to sort things out. 
There is always a solution :o)
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Please check out my other items!
I am happy to combine postage wherever possible.

THANK YOU FOR LOOKING :O)

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