Help! White 80s bear seated small

by Jenn
(Pennsylvania)

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Hello,

THANK YOU in advance for your help. I am looking to identify and hopefully find a photograph of my teddy for proper repairs. I was told my grandma got him for me, probably around 1984-1986 when I was a baby. He started out white, but is very dirty now. Fur is about 1/2" long. Seated, he is 7.5" tall. He has plastic eyes that are black in the center with a ring of brown on the outside. He used to have a nose which I remember as being small and brown flocked, and when it rubbed off it was pink underneath. I loved that! He has a very unique sitting position. His legs are short, maybe 2-2.5", and do not bend - he is always in a sitting position. His arms stick straight out at a 45 degree angle and are about 3" long. His head from chin to top is nearly 5" high. He has lost his fur under his neck where I wore it raw with my thumb. He has a small tail, and the tag is located to the left and underneath of the tail in the right leg seam. He would have been purchased either in PA or UT USA
History - this bear has been through it. We lost him at a hotel once, in the sheets (because he is white) and he went through their laundry. The hotel people were so nice and we got him back. And another time, the bear fell out of the car at my grandparent's and before we noticed it, their dog had taken it and buried it somewhere. I thought he was gone. A couple years later, my sister was digging around a wood pile for snakes and FOUND him! His nose was gone and he was a little dirty but otherwise intact. He has the most ridiculously oval head I've ever seen on a bear and I love his huge forehead. I am hoping to find an original photo so I can see about repairing him and seeing if we can get him restored to a point where his nose isn't hanging out. I still want him to retain the "stuffing distribution" though - he has a very distinct feel to me and I wouldn't have it any other way. If you could help me identify him, I would greatly appreciate it! Also if you could comment on a nose this small with brown flocking but pink underneath, that would be great. Thanks again!

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May 19, 2022
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Similar bear
by: Anonymous

We are also looking to identify our a similar sounding bear. Ours is tan with white muzzle and inside of ears. Seated (no tags and no tail, not sure there ever were tags, no remnants anywhere) and about 7.5 inches high. Black plastic eyes and the small flocked nose with pink plastic where rubbed off. The age sounds about right but we have no clear idea when it was given to our kids. Looking to identify because our youngest son loved this bear and now his 14 month old son has chosen it to be his favourite! Would live to have a backup. Can send photos if it helps for your reconstruction project

Jan 09, 2022
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I think we have the same(ish) bears!
by: Anonymous

Hello!

I wish I could give you more info on your bear! I came across your posting when I was looking for info on my teddy. We have VERY remarkably similar teddies, but I don't think they're identical. The heads seems identical, but bodies are different. Mine was gifted to me around the exact same time as yours (1986ish), and is the same height and size, with the exact same head. Same brown nose that wore down to a smooth pink, and a faint pink stitched smile, in the same sitting position. My bear has longer legs, though, and is missing a tail. She is white, and has traveled the world with me. I would be happy to provide pictures of her, which may help reconstruct your bear's face!

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