Featured teddy bear age / maker

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by charlie cheswick, Feb 9, 2024.

  1. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Hi folks

    picked up this charming old ted yesterday for under a tenner.
    i regretted selling my old one, even though he sold very well, this ones a bit better i think.
    longer moving limbs, glass eyes, stuffed with quite a hard material.
    fur is mohair or non synthetic (burn test)
    13 inches tall
    no editing needed, he photographs like a dream :)

    any help appreciated

    ted1.jpg ted6.jpg ted3.jpg ted22.jpg ted16.jpg ted20.jpg ted18.jpg
     
  2. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

    He is adorable!

    I'd say home sewn. Stuffing material could be excelsior.
     
  3. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Brilliant help, thanks Judy !!

    hes lovely aint he :happy:

    is excelsior quite a hard material then ?
     
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  5. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Great pics.
     
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  6. bluumz

    bluumz Quite Busy

    That guy looks just like my brother's (store-bought) bear from the 1960s!
     
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  7. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    He’s very like my fifties one. Might be Merrythought.
     
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  8. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    awesome, thanks obb
     
  9. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

    If you know someone who does a lot of crafting, or home sewing, have them take a look at the construction. In hand, it would tell you if home sewn or not. I have no idea of the "who" if manufactured. But OBB gives you a good possibility to chase.
     
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  10. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    hes a bit like this merrythought replica of the christopher robin edward bear

    https://www.merrythought.co.uk/edwa...zroGua_lYnK6TnOFA1wP4VQQx0M7DsIxoCV3EQAvD_BwE
     
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  11. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

  12. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

    And, here is one to make yourself.

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    judy Well-Known Member

     
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    judy Well-Known Member

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