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    Posted 8 years ago

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    Hi I have just started my teddy bear collection . I have bought this teddy bear in car boot .i would be great full for any information .

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    1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 8 years ago
      Manikin will stop by before long. Be prepared to answer questions because you didn't provide any information, only a picture. Manikin is the resident authority on such things. She will strip search them and figure them out if anyone can. She tends to have a thing about ears and the back of necks so be prepared.
    2. Joannahol, 8 years ago
      all i can say about : 21 inch , plastic eyes and staffed with foam rubber chips.
    3. Manikin Manikin, 8 years ago
      Your Bear is likely a carnival prize type or store bought dating from 1960's, when plastic foam (a shredded, sponge-like foam) was most popular, as it allowed for teddies to be wholly synthetic and machine washable. Polyester wadding was used from the 1970's until the present time. He also has synthetic fur . I believe he lost a plastic nose . If your going to collect teddy bears because you love them all he will add to your collection but has no real value . I always say if your going to collect something buy one very good one vs quantity . Look for Mohair, shoe button eyes and jointed limbs . Be careful as many repro's of vintage bears have been made . Your bears maker would at one time maybe had a tag sewn on side , many US companies did not always tag them as to maker . He is not a high quality bear so knowing makers name would not help in dating or value . He also has been washed . Good luck on your start of a collection . fhr helped by asking what I would have :-)
    4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 8 years ago
      it looks like a starfish!
    5. Manikin Manikin, 8 years ago
      :-) ho2cultcha no it is a bear cut all in one piece instead of separate arms legs ect . It was a quick cheap way to push them out fast . If he had his plastic or rubber nose he would look more like a bear .
    6. Joannahol, 8 years ago
      Thank you very much for your comment and advice Manikin. I bought this one for 2£.i really admire your knowledge.
    7. Gracay2004 Gracay2004, 8 years ago
      No value Manikin! That's teddy bear abuse! At least cover his ears before you say things like that. I am sure you meant to say no monetary value. :-) William.
    8. Manikin Manikin, 8 years ago
      Gracay your correct I meant monetary :-) thank you for clarifying that :-)

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