(also known as "Aloysius")
"Delicatessen is the most famous bear in the world. Born in 1907, he spent the first 55 years of his life in America, in a a grocery and dry goods store in Saco, Maine. When the proprietor, Miss Euphemia Ladd, retired, she sent her bear to Peter Bull. Shortly afterwards, "Deli" auditioned for the role of Aloysius in Brideshead Revisited, and won the celebrated part "paws down". Within weeks, he became a famous Hollywood star."
Quote above taken from page 4 of the January 1988 "House of Nisbet catalogue
“Delicatessen”, (named for the place Peter found him), was a 1907 American Ideal Bear. The television adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's novel "Brideshead Revisited" starred, (besides Delicatessen as Aloysius), Jeremy Irons and Anthony Andrews.
5175 - Delicatessen Bear was introduced in 1987, and originally came in a British Airways flight bag. At 25 inches tall, he is a real heavyweight, and on his introduction in 1987, sold for £69.95. We can find no trace of him in catalogues or price lists after 1988
Like his bigger brother, 5176 - Delicatessen Bear was introduced in 1987, and also came in a British Airways flight bag. At 15 inches tall, he is a substantial bear, and on his introduction in 1987, sold for £39.95. We can find no trace of him in catalogues or price lists after 1989, when he sold for £34.95
5177 Delicatessen in Hollywood was introduced in 1988. Priced at £29.99 on his introduction, the next year, he was priced at £34.95. He does not appear in any price lists or catalogues after 1989, and we must assume that production ceased at that time.