Brown Bear Identification

by Michelle
(Beverly WV USA)

my brown bear

my brown bear

my brown bear
bear face
nose of bear
back of bear

How long have you had the bear? I got this bear in a box of items I purchased at a yard sale. So I have had it maybe a weeks time.



Do they have a long or short muzzle? Its a short cloth muzzle made of what looks like the same material as the bear is made from.


Is the nose stitched or made from plastic? Its neither. its a small round bead type plastic I think, brown, with different color inside, but is loose and the back looks like a screw. nose may have been replaced at some point in time??


Are the eyes plastic or glass? Im not sure, I cant tell. Plastic I think. they are brown with black pupils, flat on back, but feels like they have a screw in end on the back of the eye. they do not have wire on the back.


Is the bear hard or soft? soft fill. no rips in it, so I do not know if its filled with wool or some other soft material. the bear itself is soft.


How tall is the bear? 15 inches. he is sewn so that he will sit down with a seam across his bottom.


Does the bear have any distinguishing features
no hump, hand stitched with nylon thread up the back puckered. fur is a chocolate brown, but has cream colored ear centers, and muzzle, and front paw pads. arms curve upward and are only 3 inches from nape of neck to paw tip. no joints. feet and legs are all the same color. no pads sewn onto feet. just a cross section stitch closed.

legs are 4 1/2 inches from crotch to bottom. his legs are lightly stuffed so that he can sit. mouth is what looks like tear drop shaped red hard felt. No real definition of a neck, pretty much just sewn to body. not jointed.

His feet look like they jut out a small buldged amount like maybe what might be toe or foot shape? he has no claws marks. he is made of what looks like some type of cloth, maybe terry cloth, its kind of matted together.
I found pics online that look extremely close to what this one looks like. Made by the Rushton Co. differences are the nose, and the stitching. Nose on the ones I saw are plastic nose shapes, not bead type and stitched up the front instead of the back.


I have no history available about this bear. There is no tag anywhere on this bear. My guess is this bear maybe is from 60s-70s.

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Jun 21, 2017
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Similar looking bear NEW
by: Pete

I have a bear very similar to this. Mine is very worn now though. My Dad bought it for me in Germany when I was born in 1978. Eyes have been replaced, tongue fell off years ago and plastic nose has broken off. :( My bear has a removable fur suit with a zip. Underneath, the bears body is red and white stripes, with just the fur on his head, hands and feet. When the suit is on, he looks just like this picture. Any ideas?

May 16, 2017
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Possibly a WB
by: Mary B

Hi
I think that this bear may well be a Wendy Boston. It certainly had the characteristics. Not sure if any more detail as my preference is for much older bears. Give it a google and have look.

Dec 30, 2016
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Need This Bear
by: Anonymous

Do you know what brand the bear is?

Dec 30, 2016
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I have one!
by: Anonymous

I have this exact same bear. I got him when I was 1 in 1977. My grandma gave it to me and she passed away when I was 2. I've always loved this bear and will keep him forever!

Sep 20, 2016
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brownie bear
by: Anonymous

I had a similar bear that I received for Christmas 1963, but mine did not have the lighter color paw pads. About that size and face shape with the tongue. I think I remember his nose being like a pompon sort of. Pretty sure my parents literally bought everything we owned from the Sears wishbook. Loved him so. Wish I still had him.

Sep 10, 2016
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Brown and white unjointed bear
by: Anonymous

I have this bear.. i was born in 1980 and have had him for as long as i can remember. My son sleeps with him now. He has a few little stitch ups at the seems between his legs.. his nose is like a little black felt. He doesn't have a tongue anymore but i know he used to. Teddy is my oldest possession and i will never part with him. So amazed to see that others love theirs the same! I live in australia by the way!

Jul 09, 2016
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fondest memories
by: christina morales

I had a bear that looked just like this one I remember the stitching in the back. I was born in 1978. My bear was so loved its eye was partially broken. I had it till I was 18 years when my Aunt tossed it out. You truly have a gem.

Jun 25, 2016
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Same bear
by: Anonymous

My son was given this bear in 1977. Have no idea what happened to it.

Apr 26, 2016
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I have this bear too.
by: Lisa

I too have this bear. It was given to me by my uncle sometime around 1975. He has since passed and I’ve had my bear for 40 years. It’s probably my most cherished possession. It was neat to see that other people also have it.

Apr 10, 2016
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Bear for Sale?
by: Anonymous

If anyone has a bear just like this, I would be willing to buy it from you! This bear would be of high sentimental value if I was able to give it to my mom!!

Apr 10, 2016
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made in Austria
by: Linda

Hi, I have the very same bear you are talking about. Mine has a tag on the left ear that says,(front of tag) Made in Austria for Sears Roebuck & Co.
(back of tag) All new material
Reg. no. pa. 235

I have been searching the internet and cannot fine anything yet. I would have thought with the tag, it would be easy to find.
I would love to know if you have found out any more information.
Thanks
Linda

Oct 19, 2014
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Bear ID
by: Anonymous

I got this exact bear for my daughter 35 years ago on November 10th,1979 for her first birthday .It was gotten with S&H green stamps its was her most chershed toy and now sits in her curio all worn and loved..

Sep 14, 2014
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Maybe
by: Lisa

Maybe a Dakin??

Aug 23, 2014
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Please help me find this bear for sale!
by: Anonymous

If anyone knows anywhere I could buy this exact bear, or you can directly identify the bear's brand please respond!

Aug 23, 2014
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I would be willing to purchase your bear
by: Anonymous

If this bear is by any chance for sale, I would be willing to purchase it for up to $75. My mother received a bear from her siblings in 1977 and had it about 30 years until she had to throw it away due to mold damage. I've looked several times for the bear but I've never seen anything this similar! You probably won't see this, but if anyone does who knows someone with the same bear for sale for under $150, please respond!

Jun 20, 2014
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You brown bear!
by: Gail Olive

I am fairly certain that your brown bear is by Knickerbocker Toys. I have on identical to this , but mine is bright red with white face and paws. Mine has a tag sewn under the left arm that says "Animals of Distinction" on one side and "Knickerbocker" on the other. These bears are from the 1950's The body is soft and huggable with a red felt tongue glued on. Hope this helps out with you quest!

Jun 13, 2014
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Teddy's ID
by: Anonymous

Your teddy looks rather like a Gund bear

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