Norah Wellings Bears – Teddy Bear, History, Information

Norah Wellings started business in 1926 under the name Victoria Toy Works, producing cloth dolls and bears with her brother Leonard in Wellington, Shropshire. She was a former designer at Chad Valley producing soft toys. She retired in 1960 after her brother died in 1959.

Typical Norah Wellings bears are unjointed, dressed and with cloth bodies and brightly colored cotton clothes. Her teddy bears are labeled with a paper swing tag with the words “Norah Wellings Productions,” or “Made in England by Norah Wellings,” and also a sewn in embroidered label.

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1 Comment:
  1. jess 8 Nov, 2011

    hello I would like to know the year my elelphant was made. Norahs name is stitched to his belly. Was there a time period when she made animals rather than dolls

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