This teddy bear was named ‘Farthing’ by Mr William Simpson who was an avid collector of more than 250 teddy bears. This teddy bear has peachy colour long hair fabric, a swivel head and jointed limbs and a cream and silver neck ribbon holding a gilt frame medallion with a 1954 farthing inset. This is a boxed Merrythought bear made for Compton and Woodhouse, part of a group called the Money Bears. It is a limited edition version no. 45 of 2,250 ‘Farthing’ embroidered teddy bears.
Mr Simpson purchased a set of six ‘Money bears’ in 2002 including Farthing, Ha'penny, Penny, Thrupence, Sixpence, and Shilling.