Ace Novelty Bear
(N. Augusta SC)
My Grandmother recently died at the ripe old age of 99. She collected lots of bears over the years and this one like the others, were kept some place safe without direct sunlight hitting them. I'm not too worried about the actual value of this bear, i would just really like to know more about this gift left to me.
The bear was produced under the Plush Parade division of Ace Novelty Co which was later purchased by Play by Play and that's where my research ends.
My bear is probably about 20 inches tall, and he has a different facial style than most plush bears. He wears a fishing hat and jacket complete with actual pockets, and under that a shirt and pair of trousers, all of which were crafted quite well and fit him really well. His boots have rubber soles, which i found fascinating, because it even has boot straps and shoe laces.
I named him Barnacles.
He was recently given a fishing pole someone crafted because he didn't have one, but that doesn't mean he didn't at one time, there is no information that I can find to tell me one way or another.
I imagine that this bear would make a great conversation piece because it seems like a lot of care was made towards its design. I hope you can help, I'd love to have a better story than "My grandmother gave me this bear." LOL
Thanks in advance