Antique & Old British Bears

On this page, you will find our antique, and older British & UK Bears from pre-1980

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‘BERTIE’ ANTIQUE BRITISH BEAR c.1930s- 1940s
Bertie is a very old, antique early British bear of quality. He is a large bear to survive in such good condition. Height standing is 28” (73cm) to the top of his ears, with amber/black glass eyes. He has the fully shaved muzzle that was popular at the time. He has 6 claws to his hand and feet which is unusual and shows the quality of his maker which is unknown. (2 claw stitches are missing) but most remain. His pads were professionally recovered a long time ago. It is possible there could be a maker’s label underneath. We cannot hear a growler.

He is a heavy bear and it feels like his head & body are wood wool and his arms & legs are a kapok-type thick stuffing. He would have been a very expensive bear of the time and certainly by a top-quality bear maker. For his age, he has been extremely well cared for, and he is from a smoke-free home. ADOPTED


‘ARCHIBALD’ LARGE OLD BEAR c.1950s
Archibald is a rare cinnamon colour mohair bear in a large size. He is fully jointed with glass eyes, and distinctive M-shaped nose stitching, with rexine paw pads. He is c.1950s and an impressive bear, height standing 27” (70cm) No longer has any maker’s labels, but would have been an expensive bear, by a good maker of the time. Possibly by Lefray a very well-known maker of the time. For his size and age he is in remarkable condition with only minimal wear to his mohair fur and paw pads. Has a couple of broken nose threads and some age wear to the outer rexine on the pads. He does have a squeaker that you can hear if you tap his back Overall in a superb very old bear, is very clean from a smoke-free home.ADOPTED


‘PINKIE’ LARGE OLD BRITISH BEAR c.1950s -60s
Pinkie is a fabulous large old bear from England c.1950s-1960s. Seldom seen now in this large size, she is fully jointed with glass eyes (the right one has lost an edge piece that goes inside the body of the bear). Height is 29” (73cm) her fur is a pink cotton plush now age discoloured and faded. She has rod-jointed limbs and a traditional disc-jointed head. At her joints mostly you can see the vivid pink she was when new. No makers labels. She is a very characterful bear, far from perfect but enchanting. She has the larger ears that were popular at the time, they tend to flop over her forehead, which is endearing. ADOPTED


‘WARWICK’ OLD 1950S CHILDHOOD BEAR

Warwick is an older bear from the c.1950s with curly plush fur, glass eyes, and rexine paw pads. He is fully jointed but can’t stand unaided he prefers to sit now! Height 24″ (60cm) you can hear his growler still if you tap his tummy. Fur is now age-faded, he is old and a floppy bear. no makers tags. In as found condition. Email for his photo file. £35


‘BETTY’ 1950 – 1960S BEAR WITH FABULOUS SKIRT!!

Betty is a bear of her time with her wooLly plush fur, made with part fabric clothes body no legs. Instead, she has her pretty very 60s-looking long skirt. This is in remarkable condition and keeps its vibrant colours. no maker’s label. She is in good ‘old’ condition. Her length laid flat is 20″ (50cm) Email for her photo file. £22


‘PRISCILLA’ 1960S BEAR

Priscilla is a childhood bear of the 1960s. These bears were the bear for many children of this time. They came in various sizes and shades but were mostly golden plush fur. Made for the UK market from Europe after WW2. She has glass eyes, fabric paw pads, a stitched nose, mouth and claws, has wood wool filling. Fully jointed though her head joint is stiffer than when new, and one leg is more swingy. Height standing 14″ (36cm) Her golden fur is more faded at the front where she has seen more sun. She has recently had a clean and is from a smoke-free home. She is not perfect but she is a lovely bear of the time. She would make a lovely gift for a friend born in the 1960s. Email for her photo file. £25


‘SPENCER’ OLD BRITISH BEAR c.1950s-60s

Spencer is a small bear with a big attitude from the 1950s-60s. He is fully jointed with glass eyes, a stitched nose, a mouth, claws, and leather-type paw pads. Height 13″ (33cm) His fur is a wooLly plush seen after WW2 when mohairs were in short supply. His limbs are more swingy than when he was new, one hand paw pad is worn, top of his left arm has a hole. From a smoke-free home. He comes wearing his outfit. the left eye looks darker than the other they are about the same size. all just adds to his unique character. He is small enough to sit on a dresser a super cute bear.

Email for his photo file. £22


‘TA-TA’ 1960S LAMBSWOOL PANDA BY CUDLAM WITH LABEL 1960S

Rare to find an original old lambswool panda by ‘Cudlam’ with a label. He has jointed limbs and a fixed head. With glass eyes, a leather-type nose, stitched mouth. Height 10.5″ (27cm) Very good condition for age, c.1960s. From a smoke-free home. Email for his photo file. £35


‘JOE-JO’ OLD PEDIGREE BEAR c.1970s

Joe-Jo is a very sweet old Pedigree bear from the 1970s. He has mohair fur, plastic eyes, a stitched nose and mouth. Has his bell in his ear, and velvet paw pads have some age wear. He is fully jointed, height 12″ (31cm) His mohair coverage is good some age fading mostly to the fur on the front. No tags. Clean from a smoke-free home. Comes wearing his knitted jumper and baby pants!

Email for his photo file. £25


‘LAE’LA’ OLD LAMBSWOOL PANDA BEAR c.1960s

Lae-La is a lovely old lambswool panda from the 1960s. She is fully jointed with realistic plastic eyes and rexine-type paw pads. Height 16″ (40cm) no makers label. For her age, she is in great condition, with slight fading to her fur in places. and a small area of wear at the seam on the back of her head. She is clean and from a non-smoking home. Email for her photo file. £22