5037 - Woolly Bully Bear
Here we see Woolly Bully Bear, wearing a knitted hat and scarf fashioned after those worn by Peter Bull during cold winter days on The Kings Road, Chelsea, London.
Woolly was introduced in 1988, and was 13" tall. We do not have any information suggesting that he was a Limited Edition. He was initially priced at £19.95, but in 1989 he was selling for £24.95. In 1990, he was retained in the Dakin catalogue, under a new number - 85-0370. Woolly did not appear in any catalogues after 1990, and we must assume he was no longer being produced after that time.
Our Woolly Bully differs from the version shown in the House of Nisbet January 1988 catalogue, (see illustration below), because his hat and scarf are green and white, and his hat doesn't have a fancy design. We suspect that the actual colours and patterns of Woolly's winter wear may have varied from bear to bear, because they were probably knitted by a number of different outworkers,