They sound great! As they are relatively 'unknown' in the market, it may be worth listing one on ebay, to test the market. Generally smaller bears will sell more easily, as they are easier to display, but your teds are comparatively rare, and so may do well with their nostalgia/novelty factor. They sound very cute! Sorry, I'm not able to give an accurate value but hope you find someone who has dealt with them before, or find happy buyers! Best of luck
He is a very cute panda!
He may have been made by the Shanghai Bear Company, from a short-pile wool fabric and with glass eyes. Is he VERY firmly stuffed? If so, he is probably stuffed with sawdust. This company made (makes?) a range of toys, from this quality wool 'fur'. Are his pads of a brushed cotton? This was the most common fabric they used for pads.
If he doesn't match this description, then he is probably English. He is similar to the style of several English companies, who would have made him from mohair, mohair blend, or a woven-backed synthetic plush, with matching pads and stuffed with kapok, woodwool, or crumbed rubber.
Sorry to be vague! If I gave him a hug I could tell straight away!
Hi, firstly I agree that he is a monkey :)
The market for selling 'teddies' is a fickle thing at the moment, so an exact value is difficult, but he is cute so his value would probably be around $20-$40 on ebay and $50 if sold at a collectors' fair. There are lots of monkey collectors now too, because they make great teddy bear 'friends'!
Definitely at least the largest and smallest bears are Steiffs, and most probably the other one too!. Very distinctive look!
Ebay is an easy option in which to sell, but you probably won't get as much as you would if you sold them through a collector's auction, teddy bear fair, or privately via other methods. Have a look at ebay by typing in 'Steiff', and go to 'completed listings' to get an idea of what similar bears actually sold for.
Hi Sheila, by now you would be on the road to recovery! It has been said before, but yes, recovery will take a few weeks but will happen! I have had to take cortisone over the years-it DOES make you very hungry! The weight gain can be managed by trying to avoid cakes, bikkies, chocolate (sorry!! lol ) etc and eating lots of fruit, rice bikkies etc! Anything to fill you up with fewer calories. I hope you have a fast recovery! All the best!
Hi, yes, he does look like he could be Pedigree, with those cute big ears! His stumpy little arms mean he could be English. It can get more difficult with some modern collectable bears who don't have tags, because the features look like they could have been made by one of several companies! I'll have a look around for you and let you know if I find someone like him!
I agree with the others here-definitely market a new pattern, so that Ellie is safely 'yours'! There is so much copyright infringement (theft!!) on the internet, and from it, that unfortunately we have to be more careful that we should have to be! (For me, it is outright copying of my blogs, which are my little 'babies'! lol). Best of luck with your kits/patterns-I'm sure they will be very successful!
With your big teddy, we've all made mistakes, and learn from them. I think the woman who ordered him DID intend to pay, but finances fell through for her. Not good for YOU though! I hope you make a nice profit on him through ebay instead!
It was a sad way to begin a day, but by posting on here you have shown your heart! Perhaps your hardware shop has another more bird-friendly alternative mesh? Or try leaving part of the crop uncovered, to share with the birds? You didn't WANT to hurt the birds; it was an unfortunate accident :hug: