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Teddy Bears430 of 444Rare 14 inch Bertha Bearvery old teddy bear
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Posted 6 years ago


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Can anyone tell me more about this bear ? It is gold in color , the head ,arms and legs all move and rotate. The bear was my mothers and has been very well taken care of.

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  1. marthaw, 6 years ago
    You appear to have a lovely example of a Chiltern Hugmee bear from the late 50s or early 60s. Chiltern (Great Britain) manufactured these bears over a long period, but you can tell the later bears by their flatter faces. The black threads on the paws are the giveaway on these bears. These "claw" stitches were oversewn from the mohair directly on to the paws. I am including a link to the Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood ( where you can view an even more recent example of a Chiltern Hugmee.
  2. fyahhmann51, 6 years ago
    Thank You so much for the info on my bear. He ahs been sitting in grandmas closet for way to long and we will now display him with the knowledge of his backround . Thanks again, Don

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