Another Mystery Bear...
Mystery Teddy Bear
I recently purchased this fellow on eBay. He was listed as having 'no identifying marks or tags'. The seller also wasn't sure if he is mohair or synthetic. I don't have him in hand yet as he is currently making the trip from Europe to North America.
I can tell you that he is about 12 inches tall. Has been weighted with 'something' in his belly/butt. The eyes are believed to be glass but seller wasn't sure. Nose stitching still in tact. No rips or worn/open seams anywhere.
I am guessing he likely dates from the late 1980's to mid 1990's... possibly later. At first I though he was perhaps a bear from the Boyd's JB Beans series because of the size, close set eyes, ear placement and leg shape - but his snout length seems more than Boyd's went with.
He could be a 'maker's' bear rather than produced - which would be a treat but still leaves me wondering who might have made him.
Sorry for the pic quality - all I have until he gets here are the auction photo's.
Any ideas would be appreciated.