Over time, and because of the wonderfully large cabinet we had in The Serendipity Collection at Montrose, I “grew” quite a collection for our customers to look at – they weren’t for sale! The time has come to ensure that they have good homes because I have a feeling they won’t find them if I leave them to our children. Such a different era. They are very reasonably priced to sell and to find their new abode.
I had a varied collection of Merrythought Cheeky bears which are a distinctive style of bear, well-loved and collected across the globe. I have a few limited editions of the little Cheeky and a larger one. Here are a couple.
ONE OF LINDA BENSON’S WONDERFUL CREATIONS: A polar bear with a double jointed neck 23cms standing. Beautiful craftsmanship and stitching. This was the model for a workshop at Serendipity. Price is $120.00.
THIS LITTLE FELLOW IS CALLED “KLINKER”. He is a 1960 Gund USA toy and he is amongst my favourites. He is made in a woven back faux fur which is thread bear in small areas which is a sign of his past “loving”. He has a music box which plays well (I don’t recognise the tune) and as it plays his left arm moves the harmonica upwards. There is wear in the fabric (about 1cm) where the arm that moves is attached to the body. It is a beautiful toy in very good order for the age. Price is $180.00.