This teddy bear was named ‘Bernie the Beefeater' by Mr William Simpson who was an avid collector of more than 250 teddy bears. Bernie the Beefeater is made of a honey coloured fur, and has a swivel head and jointed limbs. This teddy bear wears a red tartan beefeater style coat with white lace ruff and a black felt hat. Bernie the Beefeater 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.
Bernie the Beefeater belongs with 5 other bears: Billy the Bellboy, Bob the Policeman, James Bear, Gordon the Guardsman and Florrie the Flowerseller. These are all a set of Dean's miniature bears however they were actually made in the Far East under contract from Dean's.