There seems to be a problem serving the request at this time. Whether you are buying to refurbish or looking for something in great preserved condition to add to your collection, antique teddy bears are some of the most characterful and endearing collectible items in the marketplace.
What could be better than finding a bear that has been well loved, has a bit of history and has accrued both sentimental and monetary value? You can shop by period or brand, so there are easy ways to find what you are looking for. The listings start on the s and progress in decades to the s.
The style of each era shines through in the bears you will find on offer. In the s, teddy bears were typically made of materials such as Mohair or velvet, and stuffed with straw or sawdust. This was still the case in the s but the design was changing; some character bears such as Felix the Cat and Sooty started to appear, reflecting the increasing popularity of childrens comic strips and wheels were added to some bears to create push along toys for toddlers.
Jump forward another 10 years and you start to see the addition of some animals other than the traditional bears, dogs, rabbits, pandas etc. Even in the s traditional seated bears remained prevalent but there is more variance in both design and material. The brands listed are Chiltern, Steiff, Merrythought and Wendy Boston, all recognised teddy bear manufacturers that have survived the decades. Chiltern bears pre were made of mohair, with wood wool stuffing and velveteen pads.
Post, the factory changed hands, the bears were now stuffed with cotton sub and many had a music box inside, but for some reason, sadder faces than their earlier counterparts.
Steiff is perhaps one of the best-known teddy bear manufacturers, famous in particular for their range of incredibly detailed miniatures. All ranges offer something unique, so unless your collection is brand specific, a quick browse through each will provide a broad choice.
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Original miniature Schuco bear c.I have over 15 years of experience in the world of teddy bears, and it is my favourite topic! When buying vintage or antique ones, it is important to learn the identifying features that help to date them. Whether for the fun of knowing when it was made or for making informed investment decisions, learning about a teddy bear adds to the experience of collecting and helps to guard against buying fake antique ones.
Often, teddy bears can be attributed to their maker simply by style or look. Many manufacturers have distinctive features in the bears that make them readily identifiable. A label is the most definitive means of telling who made a teddy though. The maker helps to determine the value, because some are considered premium and highly sought after, such as Steiff, Chiltern, Joy Toys or Ideal.
A variety of shapes and styles have been used over the years, but the shape of the teddy bear has changed from its inception and can help date when it was made. Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.
Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites. I have several of the Rich's department store bears.
Chad Valley Dating and Identification
Some dates back to the late Would love to sell them. In very good condition, never played with. I'm looking for any info, anyone can give me about a teddy bear I had as a child. The year is was gave to me was probablysad childhood is why it always meant so much to me.Vintage Schuco 1950s-1960s Wind Up Musical Teddy Bear
The bear was wearing overhauls and had Cory printed on its chest. It had some much meaning for me that it was the only toy I kept through my childhood into adulthood and eventually disappear when my abusive 20 year marriage ended the bear would have been with me for close to 40 years. It would just be so wonderful to see at least a picture of that bear again. We have a baby gund no I am unable to find anything on it online except for 1 picture which when clicked shows another unrelated picture.
The tag is unlike any Baby Gund we've seen before I have had my honey bear about 18 inches tall, with legs and arms that move, for 61 years given to me as a gift from my dads sister when I had been adopted at 10 months of age.
He is fading in colour, his stuffing is lacking in some areas, I think it is wood shavings as he does feel kind of crunchy. One of his eyes is drooping and one of his eary. I would like to have my Charlie revitalized is their a bear hospital that can bring him back to glory. My email is jackbegood1 hotmail. I would like to send a pic of my winnie the pooh We have a teddy bear which was given to my daughter when she was born.
It belonged to a great uncle of mine,who was 82 years old at the time,this was in It is brown,about 16 inches long,has pads on its hands and feet,glass eyes that are flat at the back,a pointed and stitched stout,it's stuffing feels like wood wool,it's joints are wired and he has a blue ribbon around it's neck which is original. Any information about its origin and value would be appreciated. Many thanks.
I have a very old teddy bear I would like more information and to see how much he is worth thanks I can put photos up if needed. I have a teddy bear that I know nothing about. I am interested in getting more info. How do I go about this?Picnic time for Teddy Bears The little Teddy Bears are having a lovely time today Watch them, catch them unawares And see them picnic on their holiday.
They also read up a lot of information online and from collectors books on vintage teddy bears. For any serious old teddy bear collector, how to properly identify collectible teddy bears that is valuable and of value is key to their collection. Nonetheless, we take a look at some guiding principles that we usually use to identity antique bears for sale. Credit goes to TotallyTeddyBears. If you burn a small amount or pull out some fur, the real Mohair leaves an ash but the artificial plush leaves a plastic residue.
However, this might not be the best method to differentiate, though if you are experienced, you might be able to tell the difference in feel at once. Kapok is soft to the touch, but wood wool is heavier in feel and will crackle as you squeeze the teddy bear. Usually, it will be good if you are sensitive to the different parts of the teddy bears, for example, parts such as the following are often very differently made among the different manufacturers of old.
In general, teddy bears which have been manufactured by companies that are well known for producing quality teddy bears are Steiff, Bing and Schuco, all of whose products will command very high prices. Bears with their labels and tags still attached to them will be more highly valued. Vintage teddy bears from the pre-World War period are the most sought after and can command higher prices, plus those from the s and s. Limited edition vintage teddy bears are valued higher than those that are produced in huge quantities.
Sometimes, if there is a history attached to a teddy bear, or if the teddy bear is said to previously belong to a famous person in history or culture for example, it can give it a much better price. As a general guide, subscribe to either auction houses who organise teddy bear auctions and get a check on the price guides for teddy bears.
You could also check online at sites such as eBay, or Millers who list the sale prices of antique teddy bears. One last thing to note about the collecting of vintage teddy bears, if you are looking to selling some of your bears in future, it might be a good idea to keep a record of the prices that you have paid for each of your individual antique bears, the places and dates of purchase, manufacturer, date of manufacture, and remember also to take a snapshot of your bear from the front, side and back views with a good professional camera that shows the details.
We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriously. Bacon aficionado. Unapologetic web geek. Collects everything from Star Wars and PlayMobil to matchboxes. Scared of cats and roller coasters, in that order. Connect with her at hello vxotic. Valuation and Identification of Vintage Teddy Bears. September 6, The Difference Between Materials 1 Mohair and Artificial Plush If you burn a small amount or pull out some fur, the real Mohair leaves an ash but the artificial plush leaves a plastic residue.
Parts of the Teddy Bears Usually, it will be good if you are sensitive to the different parts of the teddy bears, for example, parts such as the following are often very differently made among the different manufacturers of old.
Age Vintage teddy bears from the pre-World War period are the most sought after and can command higher prices, plus those from the s and s. Rarity Limited edition vintage teddy bears are valued higher than those that are produced in huge quantities.You will find teddy bears by the well known makers such as Farnell, Merrythought, Chiltern, Deans and Chad Valley among others. Along with the well known big names of the early teddy bear manufacturers, there are some lovely old bears who are feeling a little lost, as they are without identities.
Despite considerable research, we have not been able to identify them — so we tell these bears that, a bear is a bear, and true bear-lovers will value them anyway, and see them for the wonderful old characters that they truly are.
Rosie — s English Teddy Bear. Sweet little s Invicta Teddy Bear. Cuthbert a cute little s Merrythought teddy bear. Little Ernest, Dating To — details and more photos to follow. Adorable Little Vintage Teddy Bear. Jeremy, the strangest little old bear we have ever met! Little Sooty bear just 9inch. Vincent A Real Old Character — more photos and details to follow.
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Percy a charming old English bear. Adorable Angus a little antique terrier dog. Archibald A Real Old Character. Piglet a cute little s vintage teddy bear. So cute! The lovely Harry, dating to and very proud of his new waistcoat! Showing 1—30 of 58 results Default sorting Sort by popularity Sort by latest Sort by price: low to high Sort by price: high to low. All Forgotten Friends Here we have grouped all of the forgotten old bears in one place so you can easily browse. Quick View.
Continue Read more.Has clear glass eyes, 3 replaced pads remaining pad worn and velveteen muzzle wear under mouth and sides of snout. Dickens wears his favourite waistcoat that my mum knitted for him. His fur has areas of loss otherwise good, thick and golden. Label is readable but slightly tatty with age. Benjamin is a very clean, fresh and cuddly fellow, his fur cover is lovely, just areas of light loss.
Joints all good, non working squeaker in his tummy. His fur is good and clean for years with small areas of loss and wear. Non working growler in his tummy. Monty wears his favourite waistcoat that my mum knitted for him. Betty has been much loved and cuddled, her fur is sparse, joints floppy and old repairs to tummy. An adorable old teddy girl wearing lace trimmed bonnet and crochet dress…. Backing fabric has wear around neck disc and his tummy squeaker no longer works.
Toby is a well dressed old fellow in multicolored knitted jacket…. The torso is quite solidly stuffed giving him quite a heavy feel. Non working squeaker in his tummy. His pads have couple minor holes but good strong and sturdy overall.
He retains his Merrythought label to foot. Much loved over the years with lots of balding, wear and old war wounds to show for it. The rexine pads are very cracked and holed exposing the straw filling. Joints are floppy but still sits nicely. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account.
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