Teddy Bear Identification and Valuation Tips

Teddy bear identification is key to any serious teddy bear collector, especially as there are some fake antique teddy bears out there.

Unfortunately many antique and old bears have lost their labels and tags and this means that other characteristics have to be observed to try and identify the bear's origins.

Of course it would be impossible to try and list all of the individual maker bears individual characteristics here (See my antique bears pages for individual characteristics). However I can give you some starting pointers to get you on the right track.

We will also talk about antique valuations for teddies as well as record keeping.

Teddy Bear Collecting Tips

Want To Know More About Your Bear?

Although I am unable to Identify your bear individually (although I will always try and help where I can), I have provided this resource where you can submit your teddy bear details and allow visitors to the site to try and help identify your bear for you.

After all there is a wealth of teddy bear knowledge out there among all the collectors and teddy bear lovers. So why not pull our collective knowledge together and help each other with teddy bear identification.

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Teddy Bear Identification

Research

Teddy Bear Nose

There simply isn't anything that can replace research and experience when it comes to teddy bear identification. So it is important that you read as much as possible about teddy bears and their makers and also handle as many old bears as possible. 

Visiting auctions, antique centres and teddy bear fairs will enable you to see and possible handle bears. It will also give you the opportunity of talking to experts in the field of arctophily. 

Over Time you will develop a sixth sense about whether or not a bear is for real and also who there possible maker is. 

Teddy Bear Eyes

Teddy bear Identification isn't always easy but when looking at bears the main things to keep in mind and learn about are: 

The difference between Mohair and artificial plush. Over time you will get to know the difference in feel. There is a more drastic way of telling, by burning a small amount or pulled our fur, real Mohair leaves an ash whereas artificial plush leaves a sort of plastic residue, but I don't think many antique dealers would like this. 

The difference between Kapok and wood wool. Kapok is very like and soft to the touch, whereas wood wool is heavier and will crackle as you squeeze the bear.

Teddy Bear feet
  • Body Shape
  • Length of limbs
  • Muzzle shape and size
  • Humps and other distinguishing features
  • Materials used for the eyes, pads, fur and stuffing

Teddy Bear Valuations

What makes one bear more valuable than another? Good question and one that is not always that easy to answer, but there are few things which definitely affect their price. These are: 

Bear manufacturer - generally bears which have been made by companies which are world renowned for producing quality teddy bears, such as Steiff, Bing and Schuco will command a high price. 

Condition of the bear - Naturally the better the condition, especially if it a very old bear, the higher the price. 

Labels and tags still attached - Bears stiff attached to their original labels will always be more highly prized. 

Age of the bear. - pre World War one bears are the most sort after but other bears from the 1920's and 30's are also commanding higher prices. 

Rarity - The fewer there is of something the better when it comes to the antique market and the same is true in the world of collecting teddy bears.

History - Sometimes if a provenance is attached to a bear and can be proved as true can also give a bear a boost in its price. 

The value of antique teddy bears is changing all the time but to get a general feel for the sort of prices which some bears can command you can either subscribe to auction houses who hold teddy bear auctions and see what the guide prices are for the bears. Or you can check online with a site such as Millers who report the sale price of recently sold bears.

Long Limbed Steiff Bear

Record keeping

This may sound rather boring but a collection can soon outgrow your memory and if you are a serious teddy bear collector you will need to know just how much you paid for the bear and other important factors which may affect its sale in the future. 

Insurance companies also like to have comprehensive details when insuring a specialist collections so the more you have the easier and more comprehensive insurance you will be able to acquire.

Records can be kept on cards or on computer but as a general rule you should keep records of:

  • Price paid
  • Where bought from and when
  • A photograph of the bear (front and side views)
  • Make of bear
  • Date of manufacture

For the most serious of collector it is also advisable to note:

  • Label details
  • Any damage and repairs
  • Dimensions 
  • Materials i.e. glass eyes etc
  • History if applicable

Make sure a number is given to each of your records and a corresponding number is attached to each bear.

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Can You Help Identify These Teddy Bears?

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Want To Know More About your Bear?

Please fill in the questions in as much detail as possible. the more you can tell us the easier it will be to I.D your bear.

Please be aware that each submission has to be at least 400 of your words long to be accepted.

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Another Mystery Bear... 
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Old Teddy Desperately Seeking An Identity 
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Deans Bear 
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Very loved bear 
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Trying to identify this very old teddy bear 
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Musical Teddy Bear 1950's 
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Teddy Bear found in Bosnia and Herzegovina, red lips, seems like he is hugging 
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1950s Teddy Bear 
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Debonair and Suave Bear 
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Bear with music box by gueissaz 
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Large Teddy Bear 
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Rubber nose bear 
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Cheetah Or Leopard Print Teddy 
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My Teddy Bear 
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Long Legs and Short Arms Teddy Bear 
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Vintage Teddy Bear Musical Plays Brahms Lullaby 
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Charity Shop Bear 
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Found Older Teddy At Thrift Shop!  
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Biker Bear 
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Seeking Information About My Panda Teddy  
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Teddy bear found in skip in Northern France 
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Charlie is an Old Steiff, but not sure of what year 
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Applebelly Bear 
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80+ year old gorgeous "Little Ted"  
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Steiff Bear  
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Salvatore Ferragamo silk teddy bears  
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I don't know anything about Old Teddy Bears, can you help me? 
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Possible Steiff bear  
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Large Golden once growling Teddy Bear 
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Antique Bear with movable arms, legs, head 
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Unusual Golden Bear  
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My Teddy 
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Mamma's Bear 
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Can You Identify This Old Teddybear? 
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Searching for a lost childhood friend 
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Help to identify is teddy 
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Brother and Sister Bears 
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Poor Little Thing 
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Please help me with your expertise 
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Unknown pre 1960 teddy 
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Blind bear found on top of a rubbish pile in France 
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Chosun International Travel Bear With Suitcase? 
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Would like to know more about my bear 
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Handsome Teddy Bear 
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Please Help Me With More Information On Vintage Nona Pebworth Teddy Bear. 
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Mr Lost & Found Bear 
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Barry The Bear Needs Your Help 
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Kansas Teddy Bear 
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Early bear found in Belgium 
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American bear? 
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Unknown Teddy Bear 
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Golden Mohair Teddybear With Growler 
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Blue Teddy ID 
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Growley This is my Bear  
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Brown Bear Identification  
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Please Help Me Identify My Old Teddy Bear 
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My Dad's Blue Bear 
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Old and Weird Teddy Bear 
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1920's Teddy Bear 
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Dark Brown Bear possibly 1950-1960s 
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My 1980's Bear. can You ID Him? 
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Please help identify this teddy bear 
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Can Anyone Help Identify My Teddy Bear? 
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Is this a Bing or Steiff German Bear 
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Vintage Pooh Bear? 
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Maybe you know who I am? 
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Teddy Needs Help! 
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Please can you help me identify this bear? Not rated yet
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Edna's Mothers Bear Not rated yet
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This was my Grandma's bear, passed down to my mum then to me. I do not know maker, if this could be identified by anyone that would be great! Also, what …

Old Bear Not rated yet
This bear was lent to me by an older lady many year ago to take a pattern from. He was found in a Cubby house which the lady was giving to us for our children …

Who made Marianne? Not rated yet
This is Marianne, my bear. I received her at my 4th birthday party from my friend in January of 1991 in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA. …

Desperately trying to find the company who made my bear  Not rated yet
My teddy bear was given to me in about 2002 to 2003, there are no labels but this may be as I cut them off and I cannot find a stub where the label was. …

Mr Bear is at least 50 years old Not rated yet
Hi every one when I was a little boy I got this bear that I loved almost to death. I remember sleeping with him by my side for many years. I packed him …

Nina Maccabe bear from Whitby Not rated yet
I bought this gorgeous bear around 15 years ago from a very cute little shop in Whitby, all the bears in there were a 1 off, as you can see by my pictures …

Please help identify this vintage teddy bear with red ribbon on bottom of left foot Not rated yet
Hi, This teddy bear belonged to my late wife. Since she is no longer living she cannot tell me where it came from. I think it may have been given to …

My Three Bears Not rated yet
I have three bears, that I wish to know more about please 1. This is my teddy that I have had since I was a small child and I was born 1951 so I assume …

Tan, Sweet Teddy Bear, Fully Jointed with Brown Nose Not rated yet
Hello! I recently purchased this teddy bear at a consignment shop and think she is simply adorable. I would love to know more about her, such as who the …

Old Orange Bear Not rated yet
I have an old teddy I found at the commercial hotel in Milthorpe New in 1988. I was an old hotel then and he was old when I found him. He is golden yellow …

Old Bear Needs To Know Who He Is Not rated yet
Was gifted this bear years ago. The bear is about 9 inches long and has jointed arms and legs. It feels like it is stuffed with something crunchy like …

WWII Tommy Vintage Bear Not rated yet
This chap is 20 inches tall and has roundish ears perched high on his head. His head turns left and right on disc joints. Glass eyes and a stitched nose …

Happy Mr Bear Not rated yet
hi! i am from Venezuela and collect vintage toys and i have some bears, i really like their look and i think they are just beautiful. i have managed to …

Favorite Purple childhood bear Not rated yet
Since I have to come up with four hundred words for this to be accepted, I will tell you the story of Purple. I had been very sick with strep throat and …

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Two faced teddy bear  Not rated yet
I have recently come across a teddy bear that is well worn however is totally unusual. It is at my local oddities store. It is build like a normal teddy …

24" Growler Not rated yet
Hi, I hope someone can identify my bear for me. I bought him with 2 JAKAS bears as a lot at an auction some years ago. He has no tags or identification …

Please can someone identify my bear Not rated yet
I bought this bear recently at an antiques fair because of the wonderful face.I already have a nice Dean's bear and the grandchildren love it.However,One …

Do you know who the maker was of my old bear? Not rated yet
I plan to get this bear restored but first want to know what it originally looked like when leaving the factory. All assistance greatly appreciated! …

Duke The WWII Bear from Germany  Not rated yet
Duke The WWII Bear from Germany Duke is 26” long, his arms legs and head all move. His legs and arms are 10” long and the inside of his arm paws have …

Small white bear Not rated yet
Hello I was given this bear when I was less than one year old, 1977 London UK. I am currently 38. I do not know the original year that it was made. I still …

16" Wool Bear - Fully Jointed - Humpback Not rated yet
This humpback or hunchback wool bear is 16" tall and fully jointed. It has felt pads on hands and felt pads on its feet. There are no tags or labels …

My bear Corduroy was given to me 21 years ago, Need ID Not rated yet
My grandpa Berry gave me and my sister almost matching teddy bears when we were born nine months apart. Mine named Corduroy has slightly darker fur and …

Brown Teddy Bear who is he? Not rated yet
- Brown bear - His name is Bear - The tag has faded so much you can't even tell anything was ever writte on it -I've been trying to figure out what …

Bear George Needs Help To Trace His Roots Not rated yet
Hello, I hope you can help me identify my (hopefully) vintage teddy, named Bear George. Bear George was given to me by a dear friend of our family, …

Brown Jointed bear Not rated yet
This bear is jointed on both legs, both arms, and the head swivels. The fur is light brown/gold in color, made of a plastic or nylon based material. The …

Beginner collector would like brand and maybe a name to my newest teddy bear  Not rated yet
i have a teddy bear that has stiff legs and arms. She's kind of an orangeish brown color .the pads are smooth and the length of limbs are about 4".there …

Old bear on wheels , I cannot identify the maker. Not rated yet
I recently bought this bear at a antiques fair in France. The body is very firmly stuffed, facial features are embroidered, the eyes are boot buttons, …

VERY OLD LOVED BEAR Not rated yet
We purchased this very old bear in Italy we were told it was part of a large house clearance of a vey old person. The bear is mohair and filled with wood …

Searching for another bear like mine for daughter... Not rated yet
I am so glad I came across your site! I have been searching for my bear for a really long time. I received him sometime between 1984-1985. He has been …

Looking for the maker of a Sleepy Time/ Talking Teddy Bear about 20-30 years old Not rated yet
Me and my husband are looking for the maker of a teddy bear that's 20-30 years old that his grandmother gave me two Christmases ago and who just passed …

Mohair bear from Glenorchy, Hobart. Not rated yet
I really scored the jackpot when I bought this bear. I bought this bear for $10 from a Chinese lady at the Glenorchy Island Markets in Hobart, Tasmania. …

Mystery JB Bear Not rated yet
I collected this bear from an out of the way op shop in the tiny town of Withcott, which is at the base of The Range, a northern stretch of the Great Dividing …

Unusual fully jointed koala bear Not rated yet
I purchased this koala bear from The Salvation Army Store in Geebung, Queensland, Australia, in 2014. I only paid $2 for him! He is certainly not very …

Hunchback Teddy Bear From Late 40'S Not rated yet
This teddy bear was in my grandmothers house all while I was growing up. She always said it was my uncle Don's and then when my mom came along she carried …

Newton Bear Not rated yet
Newton Bear is a Russ Berrie Bear. Newton stands 19 around inches in hight. Newton Bear has Inner bagged magnets in both hands as well as plastic pellets …

Bear With Googley Eyes Not rated yet
This is a bear that we purchased in the mountains outside of San Diego from a family that owned an antique store many years ago. That is all of the verbal …

Need help with identifying two old teddy bears- Steiff?? Not rated yet
I just bought these two teddy bears and would love to hear any info you may have on them. I bought them from a woman who collected many old things but …

Teddy Bear by a German Manufacturer in Sofia Bulgaria? Not rated yet
Hello and thank you in advance for any help in discovering the year and manufacture of this vintage teddy bear. The back story is my grandmother now …

70 Year Old Teddy Not rated yet
Hi there I was hoping you could give me some idea of the origins of this teddy bear. This bear was given to my daughter about 12 years ago by my Grandmother, …

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Adorable bear and would love to know more about him  Not rated yet
I picked this bear up on a flea market along with two rag doll friends. He is in a pitiful state and looks like he is long overdue for some fuss and …

Mysterious Bear made for Harrods by Merrythought  Not rated yet
This bear would have be bought in 1991/1992 in England, as it was gifted to me the year I was born, 1992. Label on foot reads "Made Exclusively For Harrods …

Mission impossible? Not rated yet
I bought this bear in The Netherlands and was as soon as I got the teddy bear into my house I understood he was someone special. He has a 6mm button …

Large Bear with Farnell Label 28 inches long 16 high Possible Pull Along?  Not rated yet
Please help identify this bear. It was recently found in a storage unit in California. It is a large bear, measuring 28 inches nose to "tail" and standing …

Teddy Bear with a crooked smile Not rated yet
Perhaps father's bear? He was born in 1921, in Washington DC. He spent some of his childhood in England and some on the East coast and some more in one …

My great great great aunts bear Not rated yet
My great great great aunt had this teddy bear since she was five years old. She received this bear while in the hospital when she was five years old. …

Can you help with my fathers teddy I.D Not rated yet
Hello to you all I was wondering if somebody could help me with my fathers teddy , My dad is 75 years old and he has had this teddy since he was a little …

Daddy's childhood Brown Bear I'm Hoping to find a Matching one for my son Not rated yet
My husband was born in 1979. He cannot remember life without this bear. Naturally the brown bears name is Bear. No one in his family can remember where …

GUND Creature Help! Not rated yet
Hello, I know my GUND items are not teddy bears, but they are very interesting creatures and I will take any help I can get. I purchased these two …

Newer Bear, But I Love Him, and Want to Know Where he Came From! Not rated yet
My bear was a baby shower gift around 1997, and I've never seen another like him. I think he may have come with a red bow, but I'm not super sure, as it …

Pleease Help me Identify this bear! Would buy another one for $100+ if possible! Not rated yet
Help! I reeally want to find out where this bear was made – manufacturer, or designer or brand/company! Please help me identify this bear! I had this …

6" Yellow Plush Bear, lost 2006 Not rated yet
I have been trying to identify this cute bear for a few years now with a view to finding a replacement. My daughter and Yellow Ted were inseparable, especially …

50 Year Old Teddy Bear Not rated yet
Hi I have had my teddy for as long as I can remember which is about 50yrs now and he was handed down to me so I believe him to be a lot older than that. …

Please Help Me Identify This Tan Teddy Bear! Not rated yet
All I know about this bear is that it belonged to my brother in the early 70's. It was tannish or maybe yellow, unjointed with soft fur that was not wool. …

Who am I? Not rated yet
He is about 10" tall, I don't know anything else about him! I actually had one almost the same (though a little bigger by a few inches,I think.) He was …

Early 1900s humpbacked bear Not rated yet
This stuffed teddy bear is likely well over a hundred years old. The bear first belonged to my grandmother who was born in 1896, then passed to my mother, …

Unknown Priscilla Bear Brand Henry Davis and Co Not rated yet
Unknown Priscilla Bear, Brand Henry Davis and Co. Made in Canada I found this bear in the attic of the house we live in. He seems to be very old and …

My Mom's Old Bear Not rated yet
My Mom's old bear appears to be Mohair two-toned, it has five joints and felt paws. It has eyes that move and is hand stitched in the front. It has an …

Who's My Maker- What is my story Not rated yet
My bear was given to me as a gift and is cute but I want to know some history like who his maker is, era he came from, possibly what he originally was …

Please help identify my 14 year old white bear Not rated yet
Greetings, teddy bear experts and collectors, I've had this teddy bear since Winter 2000. I bought him at Bart Smit in Alexandrium shopping center in …

Please Help I.D. Me, I need TLC Not rated yet
Hello, About 3 months ago my neighbor who was just turning 87 yrs. old had passed on. His apartment was cleaned out with a lot of stuff thrown in a …

Who can identify this French or German Teddy Bear that stole my heart? Not rated yet
I came across this neglected bear on a flee market in the eastern part of France against the border with Germany, the Elzas region or Alsace. As you can …

1930's? Stand up Bear Jointed head only Not rated yet
The following questions are just a guide as to the sort of thing you can tell us abut your bear. Submissions of less than 300 words will not be accepted. …

Golden Yellow Mohair Bear Not rated yet
I found this fellow in a charity shop who told me his name was Thomas. I being a big soft lump had to buy him as one of my waifs and strays. I would …

Brown and beige Teddy Bear bought in 1980 Not rated yet
I was given this bear in April 1980 at my first birthday. I live in Canada, so chances are it was bought here. I would love to be able to buy another one …

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Identify my wife's teddy bear Not rated yet
My father-in-law bought it when my wife was born (Sept 1980). Not sure if the bear was made in 1980/1979/1978...he was definitely new when purchased...I …

Is This A German Teddy Bear? Not rated yet
My German mother had this bear as a child and it was passed onto me after her passing age 84 yrs. Its muzzle is beige felt type fabric with black felt …

Chad Valley Bear I.D. Not rated yet
Chad Valley Teddy bear bearing label under left arm on side of body reads: Hygienic toys Made in England by Chad Valley Co.Ltd. I have had my teddy …

Who is my bear? Not rated yet
I have recently purchased this bear on eBay. He has a long muzzle made from three distinct pieces of cloth and is shaved. His nose is a horizontal …

Antique Golden Bear Not rated yet
Does anyone know what kind of teddy bear this is. I would like to know who made him and perhaps how old he is. Any details would be most appreciated, thank …

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