He as got glass eyes his ears fell of and be for I put them back I washed them they are a golden colours. We also provide retro print designs. Teddies stuffed with kapok feel firmer and heavier, and resist insect attacks. Need to find where i might price them. The arms and legs and head are movable. My father gave me a small Teddy Bear a few years before he passed, in 1950; I was five (5). Looking to see how old and possibly the value of this bear. Teddy bear’s hump: Unlike most modern teddy bears, early teddy bears were designed to look like real bears, with a muscled hump between the shoulders. I picked up the bear in a Loppemarked (flea market) in Tønsberg, Norway. I would like to send a pic of my winnie the pooh...i would like to know if there are more ...ive never seen another one like it, 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 1982.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, BEAR THAT WAS MADE BEFORE RAGGY ANN DOLL AND IM JUST WONDERING HOWMUCH HES WORTH, Anyone know an age on my teddy, there is no labels. I bought this bear & cannot figure out who made it or what?? We also provide retro print designs. See more ideas about teddy bear, teddy, bear. 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. I have a bear that has a red bow around it’s neck with plastic eyes but a hand stitched nose it. I have Crayola Tins. Kevin is very interested about his past, so my 4 year old tells me, as unfortunately Kevin no longer talks to me, I swear he used to talk and we had lengthy conversations about the meaning of life to a prepubescent lonely boy. There is a colourful tint to his fur, but if memory serves me correctly, I coloured him in with felt pen when I was about 8 years old. I have a light brown bear white and rwd striped body plasticeyes stuffing is different colors i think 1970. It’s not hard when you collect teddies to simply buy what you like. ?is he supposed to be like this or was he a reject?oh and he has no eyes' bought him from an auction because I felt sorry for him but I can't seem to find any info on him ie the backward facing paws and opening mouth can you please assist? Often Beanie Babies without tags will fetch less than 30% of their tagged […] she..... her name is nala................. she seems to have a flat bottom as she sits very well. Can you help? The price list is in alphabetical order. 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. Does anyone know it's origin, make, value? By the 1960s, plastic foam (a shredded, sponge-like foam) was most popular, as it allowed for teddies to be wholly synthetic and machine washable. Lyrics to the music The Teddy Bears’ Picnicwritten by 1933 by Jimmy Kennedy of Ireland, Music – The Teddy Bears’ Picnicwritten in 1907 by John Bratton of the USA. I have my dads bear and I’m trying to see who made it? Quite a slim bear. I have an old bear of my grandads who was born in the 1920’s. I bought some Pre-owned My Little Pony, Build a Bears, clean and firm. I can send photos if required, My jointed bear light yellowy is 24" tall I presume mohair filled with wood shavings and old kapok. Do you have any suggestions on how tomfind one ? Jeri Caristi, I have a set of 4 black teddy bear s with wood eyes, Old wood childs teddy bear,moveable arms n legs. Nonetheless, we take a look at some guiding principles that we usually use to identity antique bears for sale. When President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt failed to make a kill on a hunting trip in November of 1902, his companions caught a bear cub and tied it to a tree to give him an easy target. Many manufacturers have distinctive features in the bears that make them readily identifiable. He’s a very sturdy bear and isn’t delicate in any way at all. Collects everything from Star Wars and PlayMobil to matchboxes. I have a pic of it.... Nobody can id my bear large head ,heavy ,jointed ,solid body ,small face ,growler 67 inc tall but head is about 76 incs round very large forhead tiny nose and eyes, Found this adorable vintage teddy bear golden mohair 24 inches amber glass eye wooden disk at his joints Feels to have a metal piece under his torso Love to know more about him. Once you discover how rare the bear is, research the marketplace by attending collectors' meetings and visiting stores, and check sites such as eBay. It is jointed, has sheepskin body, and when you squeeze his stomach, it plays a tune, you have to keep squeezing for the tune. hi Jodi have a teddy which is 28 inches tall and 12 inches shoulder to shoulder wide, he has a long snout with a brown stitched end and below he has an actual opening mouth, all his joints move I think cardboard and he has like a firm wood straw stuffing, he has short velvety fir and a lighter colour on the pads, his limbs seem back to front as they are curved at the ends so if you face his head the same way that his feet are pointing then his arms seem to curl the opposite way but if you put them upwards each side of his head in I guess a typical angry bear pose then he looks right if you see what I mean! 1924, I have a teddy that could be a collectors item but not sure it's worth. If you go down to the woods todayYou’re sure of a big surpriseIf you go down to the woods todayYou’d better go in disguise. The bear was wearing overhauls and had Cory printed on its chest. Community volunteers create one-of-a-kind teddy bears for one-of-a-kind “rare” kids like Lilly. Originally, from 1902-1915, teddy bear eyes were wooden or leather-covered wooden boot buttons on wire hooks or shanks. Plastic joints were first used in the 1960s. A Teddy Bear's Eyes Can Say a Lot About Its Age Originally, from 1902-1915, teddy bear eyes were wooden or leather-covered wooden boot buttons on wire hooks or shanks. In very good condition, never played with. Beanie Babies without tags are worth a lot less than Beanie Babies with tags. I can't find nothing about it on the web plzzzzzzz help, I've found a teddy bear night light it has serial numbers under the left leg and left under arm part ,I know it's over 30 yrs old but other than that I don't know it's holding a tiny like Christmas light I tried taking pictures of the marking but not really good at it ,I'm interested in if it's worth any monetary value could you help me out please looks like Glenn Snow or something to that and on the leg it's G13 prima with an arrow pointing up. Limited edition vintage teddy bears are valued higher than those that are produced in huge quantities. I have found a (what I think) very old bear. Legs and arms bend and swing freely where they meet the torso but do not bend at elbow or knee areas. Teddy bears are among the most cuddled and beloved of childhood companions, but they are relatively new in the world of toys. The label I can only read Cha. One of the things you need to know when identifying teddy bears is the difference between mohair and plush. Could you tell me if you know any details about. I live in New Brunswick Canada. Back of head to tip of snout 15cm. If he isn't as much and embrasses his cuddly side he'll like it. i have about 50 beanie babies and i dont know if they are worth selling or not please someone help and tell me if they are rare. The teddy bear then became iconic, and was well known in songs, stories, movies, poems all through the world and since then, certain make and editions have became collectors’ items. He has glass amber eyes with black in centre and has moveable arms and legs. He is pretty hard and does crackle a little when squeezed. I am unable to find anything on it online except for 1 picture which when clicked shows another unrelated picture. Later, after 1914, kapok (a silky fibre from the seed pod of a tropical tree, similar to silky cotton wool) came into use. Would like to see how much my teddy is valuable. The bear is made of, what I think is, mohair, & has a firm, but pliable body. Body is 24cm. There is a 'Y' letter stitching on the back of the head. I would like to know how old it is . Please help me find that lost last for him, I have a 24 inch long teddy bear..I am pretty sure it is over 60 years old..its head is stuffed with wood wool (excelsior) it feels crunchy when you squeeze it..the rest of the body is some kind of stuffing.I am 61 years old and it was at home when I was a kid. Can you help me date my bear? Moulded plastic first came into use in 1945. Anyone familiar with it? A great looking attractive bear. 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. I have a blond bear with a small round tag attached on the back that says "Dotty Bears - Silverlake Farms. It's about the size of an average hand, and is about as old as me, 57 year's old. 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. A bigger hump could indicate an older bear. There is a growler inside and will work only when you turn upside down quickly. Wood wool gives the teddy a crunchy feel if squeezed. Connect with her at email@example.com. A label is the most definitive means of telling who made a teddy though. Over the years I’ve sown him up where he split along his sternum, from the clavicle to large intestine area and left kidney area (I’ve been an Operating theatre nurse) he has also recently had surgery to fix a puncture wound to the audio/visual area of his pre-frontal lobe. I would like to have my Charlie revitalized is their a bear hospital that can bring him back to glory. If your Beanie Babies doesn’t have a hang tag, it’s not worth very much. It would just be so wonderful to see at least a picture of that bear again. The maker helps to determine the value, because some are considered premium and highly sought after, such as Steiff, Chiltern, Joy Toys or Ideal. No labels or stieff button. It has a lable on the foot merryworth i think it says. When buying vintage or antique teddy bears, it is important to learn the identifying features that help to date them. Ears are non moving but stick slightly out of head at the very top and not sides. It has a kapok filling in the body, arms and legs. He has movable head, legs and arms. His life would make a seriously good movie! The earliest bears were stuffed with wood wool (also known as excelsior), which is made from long, fine wood shavings. There are no tags on the bear. He had a string at the back of his neck which worked his mouth. Hi im looking for any info or where to find any info on a yellow bear wearing zebra pyjamas and slippers its one ive had my whole life and he was second hand when i got him. There are several features that help to determine the age of a vintage teddy. I have the three little bears papa mama and baby from the 1940 the Papa is 11” mama 9” baby 7” not in best condition as I played with them they have some worn spots just wondering what they are worth. Any suggestions? The most important thing is that you don't consider your girl-friend as less important than your teddy bear. For every bear that ever there wasWill gather there for certain, becauseToday’s the day the Teddy Bears have their picnic. Any way I can find pictures and descriptions? However the original owner cut the factory tags off (sewen to bear), will this bring down the value of bear later on? Keep it but keep also in mind that humans are more important than teddy bears - and let your friends say what they want, it's nothing to be ashamed of, as long als you realise that your teddy bear is *only* a teddy bear and no human being. I don’t know why I’m telling you all that apart from the fact that it’s very hard to write 400 words about him. I believe my bear is the one in the middle ,1960 about ,can’t see any button holes but small bit of tag with a blue s ,he has a noise in his chest . Look at collectors’ guides. Law requires that manufacturers use these unless the teddy is labeled as not being a toy. Did it get restored? Black thread used to indicate claws and nose, although bears face shape has a prominent snout shape. sell your bears to us We're always interested in buying old, antique and vintage teddies, whatever their condition. I have a large dark brown bear called Arthur, He has enamel eyes and hand sewn nose and mouth, He is as old as me I had him not long after I was born 1961, I don't know who made him would love to know more about him X, i have very old brown bear and would love know its value, I have these 2 teddy bears and would like to know what they are worth. I have just used them in the past to learn about some of my stuff. Would love to sell them. Essentially, the rarer the item is, the more it will cost. Early bears were jointed with cardboard or metal discs and attached with metal pins, which can sometimes show as rust through the fabric. For instance, one of Steiff’s vintage bears, the Steiff’s Louis Vuitton bear is the world’s most expensive teddy bear ever sold at any auction, according to BornRich.com. He was decorated with honours in all these accounts (but only by me as the armed services don’t recognise elderly teddy bears as real members of the military apparently!!!). Glass eyes are cooler and harder than plastic eyes. When purchasing an old teddy from the original owner, always ask if there are pictures of her with the bear. The story of their U.S. origins is probably the most famous. Would be great to have help with this particular bear. The only Princess Beanie Baby recognized to be worth a higher value if it has the Canadian customs tush tag is the Indonesia, no-space swing tag, P.V.C. Any tips how much is it worth? I'm looking for information on it. A photo can add 20 to 30% to the value. It is not a music box. Firstly do I wash him and how ? Beneath the trees where nobody seesThey’ll hide and seek as long as they please‘Cause that’s the way the Teddy Bears have their picnic. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. I don’t know it’s you can help me out that’ll be great thank you. If you were to visit a propagation nursery and could see how hard they cut back evergreen grandiflora magnolias for cuttings you would have the confidence to prune your own. Some also chose to use curled leather, painted composition or gutta-percha (a natural form of plastic). Do you have any ideas on how old he is and where he was made and by who. The eye are round and are placed on top of a round piece of material. 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). Visit a library, bookstore, or Amazon.com and find value guides for collectible bears. Later, after WW1, cotton was popular (sometimes brushed or velveteen). In kids and even adults eyes, a teddy bear is real, they seriously do have feelings. In the early 70 i was very sick and my mother bought me a teddy bear from the pharmacy. I don't know what it is about naming teddy bears, but it just feels so important. He’s served his time in some of the worst most war-torn places on Earth, ranging from Afghanistan to Sierra Leone, The Bosnian conflict in 1993 to Operation Desert Storm and the war on terror after the awful attacks of September the 11th 2001. 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. Many makers had their own distinctive shape. The tag or button may be buried in the mohair of older bears. The bear has always had a "scent " that smells "perfumy" or possibly a "cedar " smell. Weenie The Dog. Arctophily, or much simply put, the hobby of collecting teddy bears, has been the hobby of many an adult since the first teddy bear was made by Morris Michtom of the US and Germany’s Richard Steiff in the 20th century, after being inspired by President Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. who went on a hunting trip and refused to harm a defenseless bear. Often, teddy bears can be attributed to their maker simply by style or look. Metal discs in all joints.glass amber eyes. He had the most beautiful blue glass eyes sewn in which were removed when he finally fell apart at 20 years. Underarm measures 33cm. The wool was worn away on his hands and feet and the leather was visible. Can you give me a value of this? Mark Twain said it best. The year is was gave to me was probably 1976, (sad childhood is why it always meant so much to me). I have two old bears that have been in our family approximately 60-70years. email@example.com. “The two most important days of your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.” Find your company’s “why” and success will follow. My Fil's wife brought round a Teddy bear for my dc. He's in good shape, but seems to be old. General wear and tear. tush tag version. Researching the value of the dolls has proven difficult. Glass eyes (amber or blue, black, or clear with painted backs) replaced wooden eyes during WW1. I’m in New Zealand and I can’t find many specialists here. Enter the bear's name and item number, or browse through various collections. Whether you have one bear that you would like to sell, or you want to rehome an entire hug, please get in touch through the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of the page. And I can't help but fall in love with these adorable teddy bears. Rexine was used by some British and Australian manufacturers, which was a coated oilcloth. Is it possible for me to send in a picture?? Glass eyes (amber or blue, black, or clear with painted backs) replaced wooden eyes during WW1. One of his eyes is drooping and one of his eary. My teddy bear come out in 1895 by baby b'gosh, My bear is from the late 30's and has amber glass eyes one is missing how can I tell what size I should get. My mum's Teddy bear is over 109 years old he had a growl And has hump on his back. Now I don't know if Boyds Bears will ever be worth as much as Steiff bears are currently going for in the teddy bear market, but hey, it's worth a shot. It may have been Christmas even, I’m not sure. Scared of cats and roller coasters, in that order. His nose was worn smooth too. Would love to see a pic, would then attempt to make one, and just have some information. The Evergreen Magnoliasincluding Magnolia ‘Little Gem’ , ‘Teddy Bear’ and ‘Kay Parris’ all benefit from pruning at the right time of year. I have a bear since i was born, it has a red bowtie red shorts and wires in the arm's and legs so it can be posed. It was a nice gesture but its old (from the 90s the label says) and we'll loved by the look of it. Artificial silk plush, in various colours, was used in the 1920s (nylon plush wasn't invented until 1938). Antique, Vintage, Retro And Collectible: What Are the Differences? Vxotic is Asia’s hippest antiques and collectibles infozine and e-shop, with a focus on vintage home decoration such as furniture, home accessories, collectible toys and art pieces. I'm looking for any info, anyone can give me about a teddy bear I had as a child. The Lazy Man’s Guide To Antique Furniture Appraisal, Vxotic - Vintage Home Decor | Furniture | Collectibles | Art, Materials used for the eyes, pads, fur and stuffing. can't figure out what brand he is. The arm length is 21cm. At miniteddybearpuppies.com we hope to be able to help you answer all three of those questions by providing you with information on trusted Teddy Bear and Mini Teddy Bear breeders across the country. Felt was used for the pads of the earliest bears. Some books I would recommend you to check out for reference are Linda Mullins’ Teddy Bears & Friends’ Identification & Price Guide, The Story of the Steiff Teddy Bear, An Illustrated History from 1902 by Gunther Pfeiffer, Miller’s Teddy Bears: A Complete Collector’s Guide by Sue Pearson, Teddy Bear Encyclopedia by Pauline Cockrill, Teddy Bears: A Complete Guide to History, Collecting and Care by Sue Pearson and Dottie Ayers, and the American Teddy Bear Encyclopedia by Linda Mullins. Glass eyes are cooler and harder than plastic eyes. Vxtoic in Asia’s hippest antiques and collectibles infozine and e-shop , with a focus vintage home decoration such a furniture , home accessories, collectible toys and art pieces. It was sold in 2000 for $2.1 million and you can now see it at the Teddy Bear Museum in Jeju, Korea. Nd cries. It's about $10-15 per Item and a good reference point, Hi i have a bear from the english teddy bear co. For collectors, while the condition of the Beanie Baby is paramount, the tag, itself, is an important factor in whether someone selling their collection will get full value. I have photos of them could you advise me of how to get a valuation for sale. Kapok is soft to the touch, but wood wool is heavier in feel and will crackle as you squeeze the teddy bear. Hi there I’ve just started collecting :) just wondering if there is somewhere to post photos so people can help me find out more about my bears? Hello , I have an old teddy bear that is 60mm in height, is yellow check fabric and wooden buttons on its shoulders and hips, would love to know how old it is, I have an old teddy bear that has the manufacture label and his eyes are missing. For any serious old teddy bear … Pruning evergreen magnolias is carried out for three reasons, to encourage a bushy habit to maintain size and shape and to rejuven… Does anyone know whether i should get it restored first before i sell it ir just sell as it is, as my granddad took its eyes out for safety reasons and it now has no ears. Feels quite heavy. When buying vintage or antique ones, it is important to learn the identifying features that help to date them. I cut off the tag when I was younger and have been trying to find the brand would anyone know? They were a German made brand with a name something like Stieff. From 1955 onward, plastic screw-in eyes were used by most makers, as a safety precaution for children. Hi friend - I Have a teddy bear with purple eyes and weighs 5 lbs can you tell me anything about him I am a seller on ebay - and i now nothing . Prices do not include shipping charges so keep that in mind. The tag should state the bear's name. Stitching is evident down the center. I have a jointed growling teddy bear on waistcoat it states handmade by tricia Sunnucksweavers ewhurst green gu6 7rr and ideas how old it could be surrey, I bought a teddy bear at an estate sale has no tag as rotating arms and legs Blue Glass eyes white for feels like wool can identify its age or where it came from could you help me identify it's age and origin. He has longer hair in certain areas, such as the joints of his arms and legs but has worn away a lot on the torso and head. Thank you! I have a Teddy Original Steiff bear purchased in Germany in 1984. Hi I have a bear and I would like to know where he's from as he has no tag and I know he's old. 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