Mr Lost & Found Bear

by Darren
(England)

Teddy bear

Teddy bear

Teddy bear
teddy bear label
teddy bear paws

Hello there,

This bear has been recently acquired from being passed down in the family
I am unsure of the bears make, or of its age. I am just wondering if you would know the make, or how much it is worth or if you could tell me anything about it
On its left foot, it has a square mark on the foot, see photos but the label has faded away so I cannot read it, it looks like it would have had blue writing?
The bear has glass eyes and a cotton nose. The glass eyes are in good condition but the nose seams to have been worn a lot.
I know nothing about the bear, all I have been told is that the family believe it to be valuable but I know this often is not the case as with many family items past down

The Bear has pads on both its feet as well as its hands, these are a dark brown colour and are showing wear, losing its original colour. The Bear looks like it has been used lots and lots over the years - as many bears have been but the fur mostly seams in good condition. When the bear is shaken, there is some thing that moved around inside which is hard to describe. It is not like it is broken and something is loose, but it makes a sound that i believe it should make. All the limbs on this bear seam to be in good move able condition and none seam to have ever come away from the bear. All 5 moving pieces, arms, legs and head, all move and spin around with ease

There is a tiny little opening on the seam of the bear - on its back up by the neck, which looks like it could easily be repaired but I think it might be better to leave it in its original state. The bottom of the bear has had the fur worn away, which i am guessing is due to lots of use over the years. The only other damage I can spot on this item is on its right foot pad, this has a few little holes which i have pictured, so please take a look

The bear measures 16 inches tall

If there is any other information that you need me to tell you, please ask, but I have described this bear as best I could

Many thanks

Look Forward to hearing from you

Darren

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Aug 16, 2015
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Chad Valley
by: Maureen

It is definitely a Chad Valley

The label doesn't look as though you can read it so can't tell if it is from the 50's or 60's

Apr 24, 2015
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I have one too
by: Anonymous

I was browsing as I have my own bear which is very similar to yours, it has the same square on the left foot although there is nothing left there except that the velvet is less worn in the square and a bit of cotton left from the label. It has glass eyes. Its head, arms and legs all swivel. I think it used to growl when the tummy was pressed. It was bought for my by my grandparents in Manchester, England in 1957. I've had a look at some photos of Chad Valley Bears I and think that's what it probably is.

Feb 09, 2015
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Chad Valley
by: Anonymous

I think it probably is a Chad Valley bear

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