This teddy bear was named ‘Gordon the Guardsman' by Mr William Simpson who was an avid collector of more than 250 teddy bears. Gordon the Guardsman is made of a ginger brown fabric, and has a swivel head and jointed limbs. This teddy bear wears black cotton trousers, a red cotton jacket with a black collar and cuffs and trimmed with silver braid and gilt buckle and buttons, as well as a black guardsman style high hat. Gordon the Guardsman has a label stitched at its lower back with 'Made in Indonesia exclusively for Dean's Rag Book Co.' written. The teddy bear fits into a dark blue box with its name on a label on the front and 'Dean's Rag Book Co. Ltd., company trademark and Mini Bear' on lid. An information leaflet is stored inside.
Gordon the Guardsman belongs with 5 other bears: Billy the Bellboy, Bob the Policeman, James Bear, Florrie the Floweseller and Bernie the Beefeater. These are all a set of Dean's miniature bears however they were actually made in the Far East under contract from Dean's.