Ideal toy company bear?

Oct 09, 2021. 19:37 UTC
Ideal Toy Company Bear?
William
United States of America

Category
Teddy bears

Acquired from
Other

For sale
No
Description

Hello. Bear is 18 inches tall. Stitching on pointed snout and feet. No eyes. Felt patches on feet and hands. Wood straw stuffing. Probably mohair. Everything I come up with is this is probably an ideal toy company bear, but not 100% sure. I have to sell on consignment, and believe it is worth at least 200-300, but worried it's worth much more and I don't want to undersell the client.

Provenance

Selling for woman who says has been in family for years.

Answered within 1 day
Oct 10, 23:07 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$250 - $350 USD

Insurance Value

$600 USD
What does this mean?

Hi William,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Yes, this looks like an Ideal Toy Co bear the condition is fairly poor, to the extent that the value is quite modest. Your valuation is right; I've priced it a touch higher but it's definitely not worth significantly more.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

An antique blond mohair teddy bear
Attributed to Ideal Toy Company, early 20th Century
The blond mohair bear with conical head and rounded ears, thread nose and mouth, orange ribbon, felt paw pads and wood excelsior stuffing.
18 inches tall
CONDITION: worn. Lacking eyes and losses to nose, some thinning to fur visible
PROVENANCE: selling on consignment
$250-350*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, and thank you again for using Mearto.

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