vintage teddy bear


Teddy had an amazing play date today, following right on the heels of acquiring a new friend yesterday. Teddy, top left with the patches, is my childhood teddy but he was given to me by my stepfather, and Teddy had been his bear. This makes Teddy about 75 years old. Today my neighbor’s bear came to visit and he, the white one, was clearly Teddy’s long lost cousin! Their faces are unique (but much of that explained by their treatment and repairs over the years) but were almost identical otherwise. I have never encountered another bear like my Teddy before!

The newest acquisition to my mohair antique bear family is the big bear. He’ll need a lot of repairs but I’m going to call him Philip. That’s Edward with the ribbon. He came for my last birthday.

Sasha poses with Dan’s childhood teddy bear. This is a 45-year-old vintage teddy bear. When I was dating Dan and learned that he had kept his teddy bear I thought, “Hmm, A 30-year-old man who feels that saving his teddy bear is important … I like that.” The nose and mouth have been replaced. My mother sewed the overalls. He is wearing a crystal bear pin because he takes pride in being a teddy bear.

Dorothy Smith of Carmel Hand made teddy bear. One of A kind Art faire purchase.

Cream white Curly mohair wool hand stuffed, hand trimmed face. Vintage Large cream white silk satin neck bow accented with Victorian metal heart charm. Traditional design with glass eyes felted paw pads. Completely pose-able with jointed head arms and legs softly stuffed body. Artist tag present.

Dateline/Era/Type: Late 1980s - Early 1990s

Materials: wool mohair glass silk cotton and synthetic materials

Detailed Condition: EXCELLENT. Spots on silk ribbon (see red dots in image provided). Clean. Adult collector. Ships to you in archival tissue.

HEIGHT: 17 ½ “ inches WIDTH: 17 ” inches with arms extended.

[Categories: Retro Vintage Hand Made California Artisans County Living Folksy Stuffed Toy Animal Whimsical Friends Love Gift ware 1980s 1990s Teddy Bear Stuffed Bear Collectable Collecting ref: Bin_BB_10]

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