Paddy, the Irish Bear
Paddy the Irish Bear is a character who has been in our collection for a long time, but we didn't know very much about him, until our friend Ernie got in touch, with some excellent photographs and background information.
Ernie tells us that Paddy was purchased in 1981, and his bear is number 321 of a limited issue of 400. Paddy is made in a dark green fur fabric, stands 14" tall, and wears a red scarf with a green Shamrock emblem sewn on. Ernie suggests, (and we agree), that with a Limited Edition issue of only 400 bears world wide, he must be a rare bear!
We would like to point out that although our Paddy IS green, the picture we took does not show his colour correctly. The colour shown in Ernie's two pictures is an accurate rendition of the true colour of this handsome bear