Antique Golden Bear

by Kim
(Carrboro, NC)

full view of y antique teddy bear

full view of y antique teddy bear

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 you.

Bear Details

I have had the bear for a few weeks. I purchased him at an auction for $30

I'd say he has a long muzzle.

The nose of the teddy bear looks like it is stitched on.

The eyes are made from glass.

The bear is hard and stuffed with wood wool.

The bear is 14 inches Tall

These are the distinguishing features of my bear. He has a pointed nose, little ears, stitched down front, five working joints feel like wood disc. No tags or buttons. No hump. Stitch on the back of the head that goes from the ear all the way down the head to the neck.

Unfortunately I do not know any history for this bear as I have only recently purchased him.

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Nov 28, 2020
??Alpha Farnell
by: Anonymous

I am trying to find out who made a newly acquired bear, which looks similar. So far I think he may be an Alpha Farnell bear, made in UK 1950's.

Sep 15, 2020
Antique Bear
by: Helen

I think your bear is antique because I have one almost the same which is a British bear that belonged to my mother who was born in 1921 and she had his bear all her life until I inherited him after she died. Some years ago I spoke to an expert who told me he was a British made Bear from about 1920 with a mohair body and a type of wood straw filling. Hope this helps.

Aug 06, 2018
The Eyes
by: Corneal Riggar

I have a bear with Eyes just like these. do you know anything about them?

Aug 24, 2017
Your Golden Teddy
by: Anonymous

I, too, have a golden Teddy bear who bears a resemblance to yours--although your bear is larger. Also, when my bear is seated, his legs spread out, whereas your bear's stretch straight out in front of him. Sadly a dog chewed off much of my bear's nose. I am on this site looking for pictures that resemble my bear, which I've had since childhood. He had a nose made of light tan felt with a black thread nose and mouth (similar to your bear's). I am 67 years old an cannot remember a time when I did not have this bear. I probably got him between the ages of 1 and 3, in 1951, '52, or '53. The felt on the paws looks exactly the same, although your bear is in slightly better shape. Your bear could be beteen 50 and 60 years old, although he looks newer.

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