Vintage Pooh Bear?

by Lauren
(saint clair shores, MI, united states)

Vintage Winnie the pooh

Vintage Winnie the pooh

Does anyone know anything about this bear?


I found him in my Grandmothers basement. I believe it belonged to my father so I am assuming it is from the 60's-70s

He has a very short muzzle

The nose looks like a piece of black material, maybe felt. It looks to be glued on

The eyes are flat plastic, and black

The bear is soft. He is very floppy actually. Feels like he is filled with beans but he is quite heavy

The beat is 9 inches from head to rump. 11 inches from head to feet

I don't see any distinguishing features other than a bump in his belly region but I think it is just from the way he was sewn. He also has a VERY thick seam down his back. He is the classic pooh bear color, a dark yellow. His material almost feels like felt but with slightly longer fibres

To be honest I really have No idea as to the bears back story. I found him in an old box of my fathers, and aunts toys from when they were children. I assume he is an old pooh bear because of his colouring and the fact that most of my father's bear were winnie the pooh. One thing I noticed was that the thread he was sewn with is more like fishing line than thread. It's plastic as opposed to cotton.

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Yes he does have the look of a teddy from the 60's era. Similar to Wendy Barton bears I would say. Perhaps made by the Joy company.

Does nay one else have any ideas?

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Jan 13, 2022
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Winnie the pooh
by: Karen

He is exactly like mine I’ve had since childhood.
I believe we got him from Sears. Also have the Hoot Owl that was part of the individual items. I can’t find anything out about them on the web.

Oct 21, 2021
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Bear
by: Anonymous

I had one back in the 70s, it was my favorite bear. I am wanting to find another one just like it, any idea of where I can get one? I even left mine at a hotel once and cried all the way home, and my dad called the hotel once we got home and they found it and mailed it to me.

Aug 14, 2021
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Vintage pooh
by: Anonymous

I had one exactly like him as a child and have been searching for one just like him. Would you sell him?

Apr 13, 2021
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BEAR?
by: Anonymous

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/375839531392900553/
he looks very simular to this bear

Nov 05, 2020
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Definitely a Pooh!
by: Anonymous

Look just like the one I’ve had for 35 years, currently being cuddled my my 17m old as she sleeps. Mine has a little red necktie bib with white piping that says Pooh in italic script. I’m certain it’s the same bear, only yours is much less tatty than mine!

Nov 04, 2020
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Vintage Winnie the Pooh
by: Anonymous

I still have mine on a shelf - I've had it since the age of 2 in 1974. In old photos he had plastic button eyes and a puffball nose, with a red shirt that buttons in the back. He's missing the puffy nose and shirt, but otherwise looks pretty good for getting close to 50 years old. It was a fave of both mine and my younger sister's, was carted all over the country on vacations, and is in a *lot* of old family photos.

Oct 08, 2020
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OMG My Long Lost BeanBag Bear!
by: GSPICE

I don't know if it's Pooh or not but it's definitely EXACTLY like my childhood best friend who I called BeanBag Bear! I was born in 1969 and had him until I was about 30 years old when I had him in a temporary storage between addresses and my stuff was stolen! I have been looking for this bear for about 20 years! Where can I get this exact bear from?

Aug 16, 2020
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Winnie the Pooh
by: Anonymous

I have this bear I was born in 1975-was looking for one that’s in better shape then mine just for comparison. Mine has plastic eyes and nose and had the red shirt which I lost.

Aug 08, 2020
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Pooh!
by: David F

I had a small Pooh by J.Swedlin/Gund sold by Sears about 10"-12" tall that looked just like this. I got in 1966 had red shirt that had Pooh stitched across front

Jun 09, 2020
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1970s is my guess
by: Anonymous

My mum used to have this toy when she was younger and she was born in the 1970/80s sort of time so im pretty sure it is around that time.

Oct 25, 2019
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Pooh from the late 50's or early 60's
by: Anonymous

Hello, He looks like my pooh. Mine has a tag that says Disneyland on it. It was made in USA before they outsourced them. I paid an appraiser to provide info on my bear,, Value was about $50 - $80, ten yrs ago. I also have a mickey from same era. He was valued at $40. I was also told the pooh is more collectible than mickey was which is why the price was better on pooh. I cannot remember the date mine has but it was either late 50's or early 60's. Hope this helps. Terry

Jul 28, 2018
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Beary? (Pooh Bear)
by: LSL

I have been looking for my bear (Beary) for a while now and this bear comes closest to him. I got mine when I was about 2 years old, 1972, from Ann and Hope store in Cumberland, RI. He was the same yellow color with a soft, plush material (more like a plush blanket rather than a fuzzy stuffed animal). He had black plastic eyes and plastic beads inside - I know this because he got a hole in him so the beads leaked out some. I lost him years ago and was hoping to find his twin somewhere. I have no idea if he had a tag or what it may have said. If it is the same bear I would be interested in finding out more information such as where the bear is originally from. Or if anyone with this bear may have gotten it from the same store as me. Thank you.

Jul 08, 2018
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Maybe 70's or earlier
by: Lori

I agree with the others. I do believe this is a vintage Pooh Bear. Probably early 70's or even earlier.

Mar 19, 2018
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NOT Pooh!
by: Kira

bean bag I got in Biloxi MS in 1969- I got a bunch of these animal bean bags - first time I have ever seen it online!!!

Mar 16, 2018
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Definitely a Pooh
by: Anonymous

Yes it's a Winnie the Pooh. I had one as a child and I was born in 1969. I don't know anything else but I still have mine :)

Feb 24, 2018
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Pooh bear
by: Anonymous

Yes that is a winnie the pooh. I have him. I think i remember him having on a red bib that said"pooh" or "Winnie the pooh". And back in the 1970,s Sears was about the only store that sold them.

Dec 22, 2017
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Vintage Pooh Bear
by: Anonymous

We have one at shelter for anyone looking for a replacement

www.theteddybearshelter.com

Nov 25, 2017
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Knickerbocker Bear!
by: Carlene Johnson

Hi! He is made by Knickerbocker. He is filled with real beans, so be careful with storage so bugs or mice don’t get in him. I have pictures of my original bear and a replacement that I purchased recently. He probably had a tag that read "animals of distinction". He may have had a blue and whit striped bib originally. If you would like to see pictures of another one, Pm me at right73 at gmail.com

Nov 14, 2017
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Pooh Bear
by: Tammy

Hi, I still have my Winnie the Pooh Bear and he looks just like the one you found. I was born in 1971. He's the only item i have left from my childhood.

Oct 22, 2017
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From the 70's
by: Anonymous

I have one of these. Had it since I was very little. Born in 1971. I used to call him Fritz, don't know why. Pretty sure this is a Pooh Bear. Possibly came from J.C. Penney.

Oct 05, 2017
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Maybe Animal Fair or Princess Soft Toys
by: Anonymous

Animal Fair and Princess Soft Toys DID make some Pooh plush. The only one I can recall I believe is a Hand Puppet however if you google Animal Fair plush toys you will see those black smooth button eyes are very common in many of their plush. It is an idea where you might find similar bears and plush.

Apr 01, 2015
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Pooh by Gund
by: Anonymous

i strongly believe this is a Pooh Bear by Gund. I had one that was given to me back in 1970 by my father. He was a beloved friend throught my childhood and beyond. Pooh went everywhere with me, even on my honnymoon! In my early twenty's I lost my cousin in a motorcycle accident and I could not let him rest alone so I placed my pooh with him . Seeing a glimps of a bear I hold so dear to my heart has been a joy! Thank you

Mar 09, 2014
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I think it's Pooh
by: Gogo

This looks exactly like the Pooh Bear my son received when he was born in 1974, including the "thread" you describe. His had a music box in it that could be wound up and it played the Winnie the Pooh song. The bear originally had a little red jacket. It was a stiff fabric with the outer side finished with something like flocking. Kind of felt like, but not exactly. Our jacket is long gone also, but my grandson now has the Pooh Bear. My son's bear was about 10" or so tall but his legs remained in seated position.

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