old pink bear, 1960s-1980s? no label
Hey there! I've had this bear since I was approx. 3 years old and I'm now 19. However, it was my mum's (who is 40) before mine and I think it might have even belonged to my grandmother (who is in her early-mid 60s) at one point. From my research, I know this style of bear was popular in the 60s, but I haven't been able to track her down!
The only places my family ever traveled were within our home country of Scotland, wider UK, and sometimes to visit family in Canada, so those are really the only locations I think she could've been purchased.
She has sustained some obvious damage after one of my grandmother's dogs got a hold of her when I was 7. She used to have regular brown-black beady eyes. I vaguely recall her having a nose before the dog chewed her up, but it's been so long now that my memory is fuzzy. It's hard to see in the third picture, but she also used to have a golden-ish type string that came out the top of her head that I cut off when I was young. I'm unsure what the purpose of this was, and if maybe that's where the tag was originally?
She is now very discoloured but originally had a pastel pink colour of fur, and it was always relatively short although much more fuzzy/fluffy than it is currently. Although abnormal, her paw markings have always been black, which seemed odd to me because it seems most bears with paw markings like that always had dark brown paws.
That's unfortunately all the info that I have regarding her! Both my mother and grandmother have been very curious to find out their origins as they themselves have absolutely no clue where she came from. If you have a bear similar to this or even the same bear, do let me know because I've never seen anything quite like her before. The closest I've seen is a pastel blue bear with the same body shape that was attempting to be identified on this website a few months(?) ago.
Any help would be greatly appreciated in trying to identify my bear!