Old Teddy Bear

Aug 03, 2022. 12:34 UTC
Old Teddy Bear
United States of America

Teddy bears

Acquired from
Auction House

For sale

Some fuzzing/wear on paw pads. No tag or markings that I can find.


16 inches long


Unknown. I purchased a box of items at an auction and this unique creature was inside.

Answered within 1 day
Aug 04, 23:47 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$75 - $125 USD

Insurance Value

$0 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Trisha,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
From what you describe, this bear is probably stuffed with what we call "excelsior," or something like wooden shavings, rather than a cotton batting or other soft fabric filling.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

An antique blond long mohair joined teddy bear
probably by Ideal, American, early 20th Century
With long blond mohair fur, brown glass eyes, sewn mouth and nose, jointed body stuffed with excelsior, and wool pads.
16 inches long
CONDITION: with wear, thinning to mohair and pilling to wool pads.
PROVENANCE: acquired at auction
*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.

Trisha crouthamel Aug 05, 14:31 UTC

Hi Delia,
It feels very firm when I squeeze it. I wouldn't quite say crunchy but it is not soft. I do not feel a growler inside and it makes no noise so I'm assuming there is not one.

Delia Aug 07, 13:34 UTC

Thanks, Trisha, you're all set.

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