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paddington bear - shirley clarkson gabrielle designs limited edition 844/1000

Paddington Bear

A limited edition Paddington Bear with blue duffle coat, black hat, red wellington boots and label ‘Darkest Peru to London England via Paddington Stn’.
Issued in a limited edition of only 1000 of which this is number 844.
The authentication tag reads; 'In 1972 Shirley Clarkson (mother of Jeremy Clarkson) designed a Paddington Bear based on the character created by Michael Bond in his book A Bear Called Paddington , which was first published in 1958. After acquiring the license, the bears were manufactured by Gabrielle Designs in Yorkshire, England for almost 25 years. This bear is a replica of Shirley's original design and is the only Paddington to be made in the United Kingdom'.
Paddington stands approximately 46cm tall and is in very good condition.

Additional Information
Type Plush Bear
Animal Bear
Character Paddington Bear
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