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Old 25th March 2015, 09:49
alan ward alan ward is offline  
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BP Teddy Bear

On the Antiques Roadshow yesterday a small teddy bear appeared,small wearing a crown and sporting a rather stylish yellow and green cord which was closed by a lead seal with the BP logo stamped upon it.He had been found during the 50`s in a sealed kilner jar on a beach in Kent,also in the jar was a note sadly the writing had faded and become illegible.
AW and the owner had contacted BP and found out that they had never done a bear based promotion and I wondered if with the sea connection it could have been a shipboard item,anyone recall any like this?
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Old 25th March 2015, 10:42
trotterdotpom trotterdotpom is offline  
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A Teddy in a bottle! I expect the note said: "Please look after this bear."

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Old 25th March 2015, 12:44
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Didn't see the show but my thoughts are that it was a variant on the "Message in a Bottle" theme, set adrift from a BP vessel, the seal being a sample custody seal.
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

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Old 25th March 2015, 21:16
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B ear P addington?
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Old 25th March 2015, 22:08
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Probably tossed over the wall to save him from starving to death!

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Old 26th March 2015, 06:02
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Like it Taff! Very funny. Kia ora!
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