Vintage Pooh Bear?
(saint clair shores, MI, united states)
Vintage Winnie the pooh
Does anyone know anything about this bear?
I found him in my Grandmothers basement. I believe it belonged to my father so I am assuming it is from the 60's-70s
He has a very short muzzle
The nose looks like a piece of black material, maybe felt. It looks to be glued on
The eyes are flat plastic, and black
The bear is soft. He is very floppy actually. Feels like he is filled with beans but he is quite heavy
The beat is 9 inches from head to rump. 11 inches from head to feet
I don't see any distinguishing features other than a bump in his belly region but I think it is just from the way he was sewn. He also has a VERY thick seam down his back. He is the classic pooh bear color, a dark yellow. His material almost feels like felt but with slightly longer fibres
To be honest I really have No idea as to the bears back story. I found him in an old box of my fathers, and aunts toys from when they were children. I assume he is an old pooh bear because of his colouring and the fact that most of my father's bear were winnie the pooh. One thing I noticed was that the thread he was sewn with is more like fishing line than thread. It's plastic as opposed to cotton.
Yes he does have the look of a teddy from the 60's era. Similar to Wendy Barton bears I would say. Perhaps made by the Joy company.
Does nay one else have any ideas?