The 200 Year Old House
4 Miniature Antique Teddy Bears Plus 1 Miniature Toy Dog
REF: 2CYH/32 / LA226993
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This is a little 'family' of very old toys, consisting of four miniature bears and one miniature toy dog. The only piece with any identifying marks is the seated dog, 5 inches high, which has soft fur, black glass eyes, a stitched nose and a label that reads 'Stonehenge Toy, London and Salisbury' which is not a label I have ever come across before. He has firmly stuffed legs and head, with a softer body. Of the bears, one is seated, with gorgeous blue glass eyes, a felt nose and stitched mouth, a pink ribbon, and nice little pads that look hand sewn to me. She sits at 6 inches high, and looks jointed, but in fact she isn't. Just very well made and firmly stuffed. The second bear is made 'flat' but his legs fold up for sitting. He is golden brown and white plush, with glass eyes, a protruding muzzle, stitched nose and mouth and quite big ears. He's just over 7 inches long and has a very engaging face. Number three and four look like the same 'brand' of bear, but I'm not sure what it is. They could be Austrian or German or from elsewhere in central Europe: Schuco, Fechter, Polish? Not sure. Both have the remains of what must once have been a tongue sticking out which suggests central Europe. Both have jointed arms and legs, and are stuffed firmly with what feels like wood wool. The larger is 7 inches high, and very timeworn. His nose stitching is still there, in very fine black thread, and the remains of his tongue, but his eyes are missing and have been stitched in (badly). The smaller of these two is only 6 inches high, and although threadbare is in better condition. You can see the remains of what must once have been gorgeous golden mohair, he has black boot button eyes, a very red tongue and a stitched nose. These seem to belong together as a 'family' and if you collect teds, they would be a nice manageable addition to a collection.
The 200 Year Old House has clarified that the 4 Miniature Antique Teddy Bears Plus 1 Miniature Toy Dog (LA226993) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1950s
This is a small collection of old miniature teddies and a toy dog. Please see full description above - some of these are quite worn and threadbare, as to be expected with circa 70 year old soft toys.
Free postage within the UK for these. I ship worldwide, so please enquire for shipping costs to the US, Canada and the EU.