Featured Jointed bear, glass eyes, -- thinking 1960s. Any idea of maker.

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by Lucille.b, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    This bear is approx 12" tall. I don't think Steiff, but similar in quality. His head, arms, and legs are all jointed. Felt paws and mouth. Any idea of the maker? Thanks.

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  2. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    Looks just like the Steiff I had.
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2019
  3. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    How about that! Thanks 2many! :):)
  4. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    I think I finally sold Eubie (as I named him) some time ago. He was still in good condition because I did not play with him much. So much for sentimentality.
  5. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    He was at an estate sale for $3, just grabbed him thinking it had some quality. Funny thing, the seller said, "Don't tell me I missed a Steiff...!" I picked him up in the first few minutes. I actually wasn't thinking it was a Steiff, but maybe some other German maker.

    Last question... Is there any way to do a light cleaning on something like this? His fur just seems a little dirty. Wondered if there are any tricks out there.
  6. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    I would start out by just giving him a good vacuuming. I collected Boyds Bears at one point & that was their suggestion for cleaning all of their bears.
  7. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Vaccum him with a old tights over the nozzle so it doesn't tug. If you're REALLY careful, you can use a little carpet shampoo foam on a soft brush, but treat him like a mogwai: don't get him wet. Dry with a hairdryer and then fluff up.
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  8. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

    I agree.....looks like Zotty.

    I would try one of the new dry shampoos on the market in a small area.
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  9. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    Very good suggestions, friends.

    Thank you! :)
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