Francis- William Simpson Teddy Bear Collection

Francis- William Simpson Teddy Bear Collection

This teddy bear was named 'Francis' by Mr William Simpson, an avid collector of more than 250 teddy bears. This teddy bear has white fur fabric but body, back legs and ear lining in towelling type material in coloured stripes. The teddy is dressed in a small bib with a red heart on the front.

It was bought in 1980 on the cross channel ferry to Cherbourg. Mr Simpson noted how as the teddy bear was mad in China ‘he chummed up with Freddy’.

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