Gold teddy bear

Jul 30, 2020. 17:09 UTC
Gold Teddy Bear
Ann
United States of America

Category
Teddy bears

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
Yes
Description

Teddy bear was my Mother's, she was born in 1933 so not sure if it was new to her or a family piece. He is 15", glass eyes and embroidered nose, jointed with what I think are cardboard discs for all four legs and the head.

Provenance

Was my Mother's teddy bear.

Answered within about 23 hours
Jul 31, 15:54 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 cute teddybear. Such vintage soft toys are being offered at auction on a regular basis.
The teddy bear has a lovely look on the face and appears to have had a good life with many cuddles and been told many secrets. This is visible on the areas where you see wear and tear on the teddys fur, areas with stitches etc.
The shape of the teddy was typical of teddys made in the 1930-1940s. They have a cute look but look less like real bears than teddys dating from the early 1900s. The plush may be made of mohair but it is hard to tell from the photos. The filling is probably sawdust which was the common used material for stuffing soft toys at this time.

It is hard to tell who the manufacturer of the teddy was without any kinds of labels or tags. Teddybears were very popular in the 1900s. I think your mothers teddy bear could be either British or American based on the was the teddy bear looks.

The estimate provided is for a well-advertised specialised online vintage toys auction, where I believe the teddy bear has the best chance of realising its fullest potential. However, there is no measurement for the sentimental value you might attach to your mothers teddybear. 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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