In particular, Harrods wanted to celebrate Basil's achievements at the 1960 annual Tailor and Cutter Exhibition, held in London's Park Lane Hotel in May 1960. It was at this Exhibition that Basil Rubython and his team won four awards. Basil credited his team rather than himself! Harrods produced this honey coloured, jointed bear, resplendent in his navy uniform complete with his tape measure around his neck. His left foot is embroidered with the Harrods logo and date (2016) and the right pad has'The Annual Bear' embroidered in gold.He has the Harrods date button on his left paw. This bear is in excellent condition showing no signs of wear or fading. He is still securely attached to the display box. The box is practically perfect, except for a little wear to the front left corner and a slight crease to the side panel - please see the photos. Apart from this small amount of wear, this bear looks just as he did when he left the shop.
Do not confuse this bear with the sometimes seen 2016 Tailor Bear, I believe the Basil Rubython Bear, to be the much more sought after bear. Harrods says the following about Basil Rubython Bear. "Named after Basil Rubython - head of Harrods Personal Tailoring in the 1960s - this year's annual bear wears only the finest threads". This bear comes from a smoke-free environment and sits 13 high. I will only post my bears in a box, so that they arrive with you in the condition they leave me.Please contact me if you need any further information. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Bears, Clothing & Accessories\Bears". The seller is "gt-simply-e" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, United States, Japan, Canada, Ireland, Australia, Germany, France, Greece, Italy, Spain, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Republic of Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Bahrain, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French Guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Macau, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and Caicos Islands, Aruba, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, El Salvador, Trinidad and Tobago.