Teddy Bear

Sophie - William Simpson Teddy Bear Collection

This teddy bear was named ‘Sophie’ by Mr William Simpson who was an avid collector of more than 250 teddy bears. This teddy bear is made out of honey coloured fabric.

Sophie belongs with two other bears - Anne and Alex. These three bears were originally the property of Anne Clay - former friends from the time of Mr Simpson's residence in London. They were bequeathed to the collection when Anne died in November 2004. The bears are all of Far Eastern manufacture and are named after Anne herself and her two great-nieces. Probably made in the 1990s.