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Bears&Buds, the online teddy bear magazine is offering online teddy bear appraisals.
Could your vintage bear be worth $10,000.00?
Ken Yenke will appraise your bear from the photos you send to us.
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Thank you, Valerie! (I wish that were my bear that Ken is holding! ;))
Well I just took advantage of this great offer. I have been trying to identify these bears. I even put them here. I sent four pictures. I asked him to help me with the guy on the right. Needless to say I am so thrilled with this info. I was right with the age, wrong about origin. I thought English.
The three bears...
First one appears to be English, the second American, and the third is the one I am evaluating.
The bear is definitely a German bear from the Sonnenberg area, probably 1920-1930.
The sliced in ears are one of the main production traits from this area. The reddish tint glass eyes are also from this region and time.
I usually describe this as a Petz teddy, if not from that particular company, from another close by.
Value in the $300. range.
Looks like the nose has been restitched (new thread) as the originally would have been horizontally stitched..not vertical.
Awww, so happy to hear you know a bit more about your wonderful find, Joanne! Thanks for sharing!