Featured Metal jointed, one-armed teddy

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by Van_Poperin, Dec 19, 2023.

  1. Van_Poperin

    Van_Poperin Well-Known Member

    Greetings all,

    Anyone good with teddy bears? Spotted this fellow in the window of a local charity shop, decided to buy him for £20.00 to sit in a child’s armchair I have - probably a bit pretentious of me, but I thought he was beautiful:shame: Honestly, I cannot tell if his stuffing is sawdust or anything else (maybe too soft feeling for stuffing?); his joints are metal with a tiny amount of rust. Eyes are likely glass from their feel, and their resistance to body heat. No labels or buttons to indicate a maker.

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    Also— and I think I know the answer to this, but - should I consider any kind of cleaning besides maybe a careful bagging and some time in the freezer?
     
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  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    poor little Teddy.....
    he was loved...and lost....and now loved again !!!!:happy::happy:

    Yay, Van !!
     
  3. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Do you have his right arm?
     
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  4. BaseballGames

    BaseballGames Well-Known Member

    He's lost much in a well-loved (or much-abused) lifetime, but he's as adorable as he is sad. The long arms are suggestive of Steiff. What's the metallic-looking disk? Does it wind up an internal music box?
     
  5. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    He’s old, with that long snout. And lovely.
     
  6. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    that's his shoulder joint..
     
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  7. Rayo56

    Rayo56 Well-Known Member

    Oh Jeez, what a cute rescue! :)
     
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  8. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    The poor thing is as old as the dickens. It might be worth finding a bear group on Facebook or wherever and showing them that shoulder joint. I'd bet it IDs the bear.
     
  9. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    He seems to have been "Loved to Death" - still cute as the devil though!!!

    He bears some resemblance to this one:


    She's good at collecting, appraising and selling, so you might want to check her out!!! Here's her website and phone:
    steifflife@gmail.com
    617-955-7215​
     
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  10. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    He does have a Steiff look.
    Van, did you check his ears for a small metal stud/button?
    I am glad you want to give him pride of place, he is so sweet.:bear::happy:
     
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  11. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    I belong to a teddy bear group. Do you want me to ask?
     
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  12. Van_Poperin

    Van_Poperin Well-Known Member

    He is certainly loved again - Hello and thanks Komo!
     
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  13. Van_Poperin

    Van_Poperin Well-Known Member

    Sadly not - I am trying to think of a name which is not “Nelson” (too on the bear’s nose) ;)
     
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  14. Van_Poperin

    Van_Poperin Well-Known Member

    Komo beat me to it- the disk is his arm joint, visible now because the whole arm is missing. I felt him carefully, nothing solid inside the torso as far as I can tell. Thank you for weighing in, all thoughts always appreciated!:)
     
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  15. Van_Poperin

    Van_Poperin Well-Known Member

    Might finally be the reason I re-discover my old Facebook log-in details? Thanks, good idea!
     
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  16. Van_Poperin

    Van_Poperin Well-Known Member

    Very neat video - the clown bears are lovely. I agree, he looks similar - if she replies I would post here - thank you for the reference :D
     
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  17. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    I felt him carefully, nothing solid inside................. that's what she said !!!!!!:playful::playful::playful::playful::playful:
     
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  18. Van_Poperin

    Van_Poperin Well-Known Member

    Thanks Any Jewelry! :D:D Sadly no studs, and {happily?} his ears aren’t torn. No harm in hoping though, I suppose?
     
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  19. Van_Poperin

    Van_Poperin Well-Known Member

    I would really appreciate that! If it’s not a big bother?
     
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  20. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Those Steiff studs are very difficult to remove, so....
    But no harm in hoping.:playful:
     
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