Leroy Brown is a large, one of a kind, artist bear by Barbara-Ann Bears

Regular price $252.00

Leroy Brown is a large, traditional one of a kind, vintage, artist teddy bear in splendid crushed velvet by Barbara Ann Bears

Leroy Brown is quite a large bear, he's 23 inches (58 cm) tall and is 16 inches (41 cm) sitting.

It gets a bit much when Etsy describes one of your older bears as 'vintage', does that make us vintage too? We've been making bears since 1990 and Leroy Brown is one of our older ones, he has one of our original old style swing tickets and probably dates back to around 1995. He's one of the first bears that we needle sculpted, just a little on the face to give him more character.

Leroy Brown is a wonderfully relaxed teddy bear. He has a great presence, you can plonk him down any way you like and he'll look great, just a laid back dude taking it all in. He's softly stuffed, he's never going to stand up, different degrees of lounging about is the best he can manage. His long gangly arms and legs were designed for hugging and cuddling, he's always ready to throw his arms and even his legs around you.

Leroy Brown is made from a beautiful vintage crushed velvet, it's a delicious chocolate brown which glistens in the light. In the sunshine it appears a little more golden than it does inside or in the shade. This is the fabric we first used for making teddy bears way back in 1990, mohair seemed far too expensive and posh at the time, so for the first few months we only used crushed velvet, we still have a soft spot for it. We particularly liked using crushed velvet for our Leroys as it shows off their elegant sculptural form. Leroy Brown has brown wool felt paw pads and large spherical black glass eyes, we liked using these as they always catch the light which gives them extra life. Leroy has a splendid, carefully embroidered black nose and an extremely relaxed, slightly quizzical expression.

Leroy Brown is stuffed with a mixture of polyester stuffing and plastic pellets, giving him a cuddly and relaxed demeanour, comfortable and easy to pose and hug. As with all our bears he is 5-way jointed.

Leroy Brown is a charming and very friendly bear, he isn't one to fret over the challenges of modern living he takes everything in his stride, he might even suggest you relax, don't worry, just sit down and watch the world go by for a while.

We are know that there are at least two 'Leroy Brown' songs, if you can find those he loves to listen to them.


We will enclose photos with Leroy Brown and we are happy to put in a greetings card and gift tags, maybe a birthday card or one for another occasion, you can choose one from our greetings card page and let us know which card you would like.

As with all our bears Leroy Brown is not a toy, he is an adult collectable and unsuitable for children under 14.