Antique standing teddy bear

May 28, 2020. 01:55 UTC
antique standing teddy bear
Susan
United States of America

Category
Teddy bears

Acquired from
Auction House

For sale
Maybe
Description

This is a bear that we believe is mohair. ( we actually have 3) There is white bear, a brown bear and a gray bear, The white bear has some minor fur loss that looks like moth damage. The others no not It is NOT jointed but stationary and can stand The eyes are glass and the mouth and nose are sewn on . approx 9" tall and 5 1/2" arm to arm I think it originally has a squeek button not working now. the head is Hard the body is softer but not cushy. the bear has definite knees, The clothes were on the bears but we no not know if they are original The clothes are hand sitiched and the material looks likeold flour sack cloth to us

Provenance

It was given to us from a lady From Austria. It was in her family. That is all we know

Answered within 2 days
May 29, 20:40 UTC
By Sabrina Vinther

Fair Market Value

$80 - $120 USD

Insurance Value

$200 USD
What does this mean?

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.

It is a set of three cute teddybears. Such vintage toys are being offered at auction on a regular basis.
It is hard to tell the manufacturer when there are no marks on the teddys however I think they were made in the last part of the 20th century. They could be made in Austria or Germany. The condition of the three bears appears to be good and with only minor signs of wear and fur losses. The way the bears are made with the long body and fairly short limbs and circular ears was typical of the 1950s-1960s soft toys.
The high selling prices on teddybears are usually bears dating from the early 1900s. However I am quite sure that your three bears will also attract the attention of both collectors and dealers if they came up for auction.
The estimate provided is for a well-advertised specialised online toys auction, where I believe the three teddys has the best chance of realising its fullest potential. However, there is no measurement for the sentimental value you might attach to the teddy bears. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and vary.

Please let me know if you have any additional questions. I’m happy to help.
Thank you

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