Robert Raikes Prototype Kevi Bear 1987
Kevi is a woody bear hand carved by Robert Raikes in 1987.
Kevi is a 14 inch, short golden brown acrylic fur bear with hand carved wooden face and foot pads with hand painted eyes. He has unjointed arms and legs, a stationary head and hand carved signature on foot with year and prototype.
The Kevi Woody bears were later reproduced by Applause with the children's singer and entertainer Kevin Roth tape, from whom Kevi is named.
This is comparison of the Prototype Kevi Woody Bear and the Applause Kevi bear
Information of Kevi Woody bears can be seen here (scanned image from page) in Linda Mullins book The Raikes Bear and Doll Story 2nd Edition, p. 66: 1994.
Woody Bears were all Robert Raikes Originals. These bears were hand carved, signed, dated and numbered by Raikes himself. Some also had the additional signature in permanent marker.
Woody bears were produced prior to and in conjuctions with the edition models that were later produced by Applause.
Kevi is in excellent condition, his bow is a bit frayed on the ends. He has the Woody bear Certificate of Authenticity, signed by Robert Raikes and labeled Prototype.
The bear comes from a smoke free home
These bears are were meant to be collectible. Though some maybe toys for children, they should not be given to children under 3 as they may contain small parts.
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