Pedigree bear?

by Pamela
(Isle of wight)

Pedigree bear?

Pedigree bear?

My husband has had this teddy bear in a bag in the loft for about 35 to 40 years. He can not remember where it came from but thinks his son, who is now in his 50’s used to play with it. He does not know any history behind this teddy bear nor can he remember where it came from. The teddy bear is approximately 18” (46cms) tall and approximately 13” (31cms) from arm to arm. He has orangey brown eyes, which could be plastic or glass and a black nose patch, which I think could be either embroidered or thick stitched. He is light brown may be golden blondish in colour. The teddy bear limbs move slightly, they are not flexible. The teddy bear is quite firm but the stuffing does not make any noises when it is squeezed. The actual teddy bear fur is removable and inside the teddy bear is a turquoise material Which feels quite coarse. I do not know the type of fur the teddy bear has but it feels more coarse than nice and soft. I am not sure if this is down to age or amount played with or just the material . The teddy bear has had some repair around the neck at the back on the turquoise material but the actual fur around all seams is in very good condition. There is a zip fastening on the fur, which is broken! The label on the back of the teddy bears neck says Pedigree, Made in England. On research so far I have found that if the label says ‘Pedigree, made in England’ it is pre 1955 but I can not find any pictures or information about a teddy bear with removable fur or turquoise material inside. Can anyone help me with finding some history of this teddy bear please?

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Jan 02, 2023
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Re: Pedigree Bear
by: Anonymous

Hi, I am in the U.S. and received a very similar bear as a gift from my uncle in the early 1970s (both the bear and my uncle are long gone,sadly). Only my bear was a dark pink underneath. We always assumed that was his "skin" - since the fur zipped off. But now seeing your blue one, possibly the blue/pink were genders? I am female so that could make sense but my bear was always a He to me. My bear definitely had a made in England label and was purchased there, but I don't remember the manufacturer. We joked he was Paddington's lesser known cousin who was into streaking :) I've never seen another like it until now. Possibly it is actually your husband's from the 70s rather than his father's from the 50s?

Sep 30, 2022
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Pedigree Bear
by: Lizzie

I have one in the loft too! Have you found out any more about them? It has a Pedigree label on the back of his neck.

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