Identify maker and date for my teddy bear.

by Alison Sutcliffe
(UK)

I was given my bear 60 years ago but he wasn’t new to me. He is jointed with wooden disc with a hooped pin through disc. He is filled with excelsior. His fur is mohair and has bald patches and the backing can be seen in places. Not sure if his eyes are glass or plastic but are orange circle and black centre. His nose is stitched black wool. He has a working tilt growler which has German printed paper on the top of the casing. I can’t read German but it looks like pages from a book. He is very firmly stuffed and creaks and rustles when squeezed. I have looked for identifying marks or buttons but can find none. I would love to know how old he is and who made him. I have recently cleaned and brushed his fur which was very dirty with years of being played with. I have also repaired his arm which was broken with wood wool and a new wooden joint.

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May 26, 2021
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Yours looks like my bear
by: Krissy

Your bear looks eerie similar to mine. I can't tell from your picture but my bear has a center seam going completely up his body including the face. Just like yours I can't find one single identifying marker on it. No claws, no buttons no anything. Mine is about 72 yrs old. My mom got hers as a baby. That was in 1949. I have yet to find a bear that looks anywhere similar. If you find out what kind it is could you let me know please? Thanks.

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