Long Legs and Short Arms Teddy Bear

by Andrew
(Yorkshire, United Kingdom)

long legs short arms bear

long legs short arms bear

This was my mother's first bear, sadly she recently passed away.. This bear has been well loved and a bit bald and bronze... Anyway, my Mum mentioned it and had said it might be one of those renowned manufacturers. I have only just rediscovered it.

What is really distinctive is its long thin leather patch under its right foot. Not sure if there was wording on the patch. There is a seam up its middle and has amber eye buttons - one is lopsided. It is at least as old as the 1940s.

Stuffing is all there and intact, stitching is okay and is in one piece. Length is about 18 1/2 " or 47cm

Would love to know what kind of bear and what I could do for it.

With kind regards,


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Oct 07, 2016

by: Kate

Hi I have taken a look through my catalogue and I would say that this is a c. 1930's Magna series Chad Valley bear.

He has the horizontal nose stitching, small ears and the patch on his foot.

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