1970 Tebro Teddy

by Nikki Bennett
(Congleton)

1970's teddy bear

1970's teddy bear

My teddy was bought for me in 1973 in the UK as a Christmas present from my Dad. As my Mum and Dad had recently divorced my bear 'Lucky' went everywhere with me and reminded me that my Dad was never too far away.

Lucky has no labels or tags, he has a yellow head , arms , legs and body with a white muzzle, tummy , four white paws and ears . He has reddy brown eyes with black pupils and a black plastic nose. I think he may be a Tebro teddy of sorts.
I hope someone can help me to identify him and where he was made and by whom, would be much appreciated , thank you.

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Sep 22, 2020
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He’s exact
by: Carol

I’ve been searching for this pair for 37 years my daughter who is 40 now had one from being a baby it got burnt in housefire if anybody is willing to sell their bear could you please let me know carol.seed@sky.com I’d more than grateful thank you

Aug 21, 2020
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I still have mine
by: Anonymous

I have one too, he was purchased in 1976 and I loved him so much he is now held together by some home mad pjs. He is a chad valley children bear

Aug 15, 2020
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1970s Tedbro Teddy Chiltern
by: Nikki Rooley

I think I have a Tedbro. My dad bought him for me from Woolworths in Windsor when I was 2 and I am now 52.
I have had him with me always and he lays on my pillow. He is very soggy and threadbare now and my puppy chewed one of his eyes but I love him.
I called him Big Head as a child because he has a very large head. He is yellow with white tips to arms and feet nose, chest abs ears.
His fur was very soft and a bit like velour when he actually head any.

Jul 06, 2020
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I have the same bear
by: Leona

I have the same bear it is my much loved teddy from when I was a little girl. He's called big ted I have had him since I was 2 and I'm 41 now. My mum bought him second hand at a jumble sale in 1980 so no idea where he came from! Lovely to see the other bears are still around. I'm thinking of sending him to a teddy bear hospital to get him restored!

May 26, 2020
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Chad Valley
by: Anonymous

Hi, I have a pretty much identical teddy given to me in 1973. He’s brown and cream where yours is more yellow/orange and cream. He’s an identical nose and legs too. He had a cloth label for years which has disappeared now but he was made by Chad Valley. I’ve taken a photo of him for you but can’t seem to find a way to put it up here.

May 17, 2020
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I have the same bear!
by: Jane G

I got an almost identical bear from Santa for Christmas 1972. My bear has a yellow belly. He's a very threadbare bear at this stage, as he was subjected to a lot of cuddles over the years. He's in a bit of a bad state at the moment as the jumper I knitted to hold him together was attacked by moths, and they damaged him. He's currently having cryotherapy (stuck him in a plastic bag in the freezer to kill moth eggs). I have bought teddy bear fabric and am hoping to repair him, but not sure how to go about it.

Mar 06, 2020
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I have the same!
by: Anonymous

I have one which is inverted colours to yours...so the yellow is white and white is yellow. My mam and dad bought it for my brother when he was born and it came from Boots. It is now almost 42 years old and it has been loved dearly by my brother, my sister, myself and now my little girl. It's currently held together in one of my old baby grows and it has been to "teddy hospital" more times than the 26 years I've been alive! Its defo from boots as it was available in other colours but popular so they usually sold out.

Oct 26, 2019
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I have an almost identical bear.
by: Andrew

I have an almost identical bear called Edward who was waiting on me making an entrance into the world in 1976. The nose is an exact match. The fur is a different colour, but pattern is identical. My grandma said Edward came from Mothercare. Hope this helps.

Jul 06, 2019
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Identifying your bear
by: Anonymous

I would also say this is a "Boots Beginner Toy" teddy bear. Circa 1974. Also came in brown and possibly blue.

Aug 10, 2018
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I think I found it
by: Anonymous

Based off the description of an orange version of your bear I found for sale currently it is a "Vintage Chad Valley Chiltern Bear" however if you look up that name in google it doesn’t really show up

Mar 15, 2018
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Boots Bear
by: Amanda

I have this bear and I purchased him from Boots with birthday money from my dad. The year I bought him was 1974. Hope this helps 😊

Jan 26, 2018
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by: Anonymous

Might be Dean's or Mothercare perhaps?

Nov 29, 2017
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by: Kate

I have the same bear. I too was given him in the 1970's. Unfortunately i think it was the thing to remove labels on toys given to children in those days, as mine too has no labels.

I suspect he is made by a general toy maker which probably does not exist any more. He is rather basically made isn't he?

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