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Teddy Bear - Richmond Football Club, 1960s Object Reg. No: HT 24034

Summary:
Black and yellow teddy bear featuring a Richmond Football Club 'Tigers' cloth label adhered to its chest. It is possible that this bear was adapted by its Richmond supporting owners and there is no manufacturer's label. Footy supporters have always found creative ways to demonstrate their team allegiances. Such bears, whether manufactured or dressed in gear knitted by mothers for young barrackers, were carried to and from footy grounds all over Melbourne.
Description:
Teddy bear with acrylic fur in bright yellow on face, chest and paws and the rest in black. The bear has black and brown glass eyes with black plastic surrounds, black fur nose and red felt mouth. On the chest is adhered a cloth label with a tiger and the word 'tigers' all in yellow and black.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 720 mm (Height), 430 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: football, football teams, toys, australian rules football, sporting memorabilia, cricket
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Leisure Collection
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Australian Rules Football
Tertiary Classification: memorabilia
Inscriptions: Cloth label with a tiger and the word 'tigers' all in yellow and black.
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, 1960s
Organisation Depicted: Richmond Football Club, Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 1960s

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