My Old Teddy Bear

by Nicola
(Cornwall )

My old teddy bear friend

My old teddy bear friend

I have had my teddy bear since I was 3 years old. I am now 43. He was handed down to me by a neighbour when we lived in New Zealand. We think he is at least 50 years old due to the age of the neighbour who gave it to me. Unfortunately he is now pretty bald and I think he may of had a new nose. He has no markers or labels so I have no information about him what so ever. I have found a similar picture on the internet and he looks a little like a New Zealand Pedigree?? I can see he has been stitched up his back and he has a very wobbly head which seems to be attached by quite a thick wire and what feels like a circular metal disc in his neck. There is a tiny remnant of a label at the top of his neck but nothing you can make note of. He measures approximately 17 inches long.

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Jul 24, 2021
NZ Pedigree Ted
by: Sue

Yes l am also in NZ . I collect old bears and am fairly confident that he is a NZ made Pedigree bear. He has the typical brown velvet pads, dish face and, seems to also have the two part plastic eyes used in Pedigree bears. He is probably stuffed with sub and dates to the 1960's/ 70's. Earlier bears would of had noses stitched in wool rather than the plastic nose your bear has.
Hope this is some help

Jun 13, 2021
NZ Bear
by: Kev

NZ Local here - He looks very similar to my old bear which dates back to when I was maybe one or two or maybe three years old - I was born in 1963 so I guess you can do the maths lol. ‘Bear’ is a Pedigree Bear made in NZ according to his label.
He has some sort of noise mechanism in his tummy but I have no idea if he just growls or plays music. He’s lost his voice after all these years. I came across a NZ TradeMe auction site selling a couple of ‘still-in-the-bag’ and immaculate as-new bears which said they played music - Rock a bye baby or Mary had a little lamb.

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