Robert Raikes Originals
Hand Carved Wooden Bears
hand carved by Robert Raikes
Joey is a woody bear carved by Robert Raikes in 1987. Robert Raikes carved 50 of these.
Joey is a 12 inch, short light brown acrylic fur bear with hand carved wooden face and foot pads. he has plastic inset eyes, non-jointed arms and legs, stationary head and is hand carved on foot 1987 Robert Raikes 4-50.
Information of Joey 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.
Joey is in excellent condition, his bow is a bit frayed on the ends. If this bear had one of the Woody Bears COA, I could not find it, nor any information as to whether he ever had one.
The bear comes from a smoke free home.
*Though some of these bears are high-end adult collectible, not all are and they may contain small parts and present choking hazard for small children.
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