Old German Bears

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‘JOSEF’ ANTIQUE EARLY GERMAN BEAR WITH JACKET, c.1920s

Josef is a very early German bear with glass boot button eyes. He has hardly any mohair left and some small worn areas and some well-done mummy darned repairs. He is fully jointed, height standing 14″ (35cm) to the top of his ears. With some age staining and fading to his fabric he really does look an old bear now but still strong. He comes with his very smart blue knitted jacket with pretty yellow trim and metal buttons that is in good condition with no holes. Perfect to keep him warm! No makers ID but certainly by a good maker of the time. Email for his photo file. £75


OLD GERMAN TEDDY BABY BEAR c.1950’S – 1960’S – VINTAGE

Unusual old German teddy baby bear from the c.1950s-60s. He is fully jointed with pretty grey plush fur, and glass eyes. His feet are reinforced so he can stand. Felt paw pads are good for his age. Felt inner mouth has some small areas of wear to felt. height 9.5″ (25cm) A couple of his nose threads are broken. No makers tags but a good maker of the time, a very cute unusual bear. Email for more photos. £40


‘CHUBBY’ OLD GERMAN / EUROPEAN BEAR c.1950s -1960s

Chubby is a lovely old bear from Germany, may have been made elsewhere in Europe. These bears are often thought to be by German and by Schuco. But we have never had one with a label. They are adorable bears with long thick blonde mohair. Realistic plastic boot button type eyes. He is fully jointed, height 23″ (58cm) to the top of his ears with felt paw pads. No squeaker some settlement to the kapok in the top of his arms but overall see photos he is in amazing condition for his age. Slight thinning of mohair on the front of his feet but hardly any loss overall, he is in really good condition. A very clean bear, from a non-smoking home. Email for more photos. £65


‘TIPTOE’ OLD GERMAN BEAR 1960s-70s

Tiptoe is a very appealing older German bear from the 1960s-70s. He is made with a jointed head, moving arms and a body that includes his legs. with flat reinforced feet so he can stand. He is like a baby bear style popular at the time. Height 12″ (30cm) with soft plush 2 colour fur, realistic plastic eyes (non-safety type) Original felt paw pads, mouth have slight age wear and a couple of very faint marks. A working tummy squeaker, no makers tags, by a good maker of the time. He looks like he is standing on tiptoe! hence his name. Email for more photos if required. £30


‘FREDDY’ OLD GERMAN BEAR 1950S- 1960S

Freddy is a lovely older German bear from the 1950s-60s , H.20″ (50cm) He has a synthetic plush that was popular after the war and for his age he has survived in really good clean unfaded condition. He is a talkative bear with a working tilt growler. He has glass eyes, a stitched nose, mouth and claws. Material paw pads are original, besides a few faint marks really good condition. Some age wear to his muzzle lighter colour fur. No makers labels. He is fully jointed but his legs are very stiff not easy to move them. So best to treat him as an old bear. Very clean from a non-smoking home. His fur is a milk chocolate colour darker than the photo below that was taken in sunlight. Email for more photos. £45 now £40


‘GOLDY & CHATTERBOX’ PAIR OF OLD FLAT FOOT GERMAN BEARS c1950’S60s

Wonderful pair of very old bears made in the 50s-60s both have flat feet so can stand and make a great pair. They are:- ‘GOLDY’ he is fully jointed with plush fur, glass eyes, height 15″ (38cm) lost some of his claw stitching, tilt growler only works now and then. some age wear to his fur but good for his age. No makers tags, by a good maker of the time. ‘CHATTERBOX’ Is probably a Hermann bear as he has the red string attached to his chest. He is fully jointed with glas eyes, height 11″ (28cm) his felt paw pads have had darns and repairs which add to his character. working squeaker. some age wear to his mohair plush fur. Both are in ‘as found’ condition so would benefit from a little TLC, brush. Sorry we cannot part them. Email for more photos. Price the pair £70 ** SPECIAL PRICE NOW £60 THE PAIR


LEMONIE’ PRETTY 1960S ZOTTY BEAR FROM GERMANY c.1960s-70s

Lemonie is a really pretty vintage Zotty bear from the 1960s-70s. She has a pretty yellow colour soft plush fur, realistic plastic eyes (non-safety), is fully jointed. Height 17″ (43cm) to the top of her ears. Material paw pads and mouth are good and clean. tilt growler tends to only work when her back is tapped or now and then! No makers tags, by a good maker of the time. In good vintage condition, fur slightly discoloured. Email for more photos. £50


‘ELLERNA’ RARE LARGE SUPERB OLD HERMANN BEAR with tipped mohair c.1950s-1960s
Ellerna is a beautiful and very rare large old Hermann bear with tipped mohair. In superb condition for her age. C.1950s-1960s. She is fully jointed with glass eyes. Tilt growler works well. Height 27” (69cm) wood wool stuffing, original felt paw pads. The mouth stitching is a little loose. A very good example of a rare Hermann bear. She is very clean and in amazing condition. So hard to find one this size in such good condition. A top-class bear …. Email for her photo file. Price £245


‘LOLLIPOP’ UNUSUAL LARGE OLD GERMAN ZOTTY BEAR c.1960s-70s

Lollipop is an unusual large old Zotty bear from the 1960s-70s. She is a very expressive bear with a huge personality. She stands at 21” (55cm) to the top of her ears. She is fully jointed with glass eyes, mohair plush fur. Unusual body shape, no makers tags but certainly made by a good bear maker of the time. She has a working tilt growler. Felt to paws good, some fading, marks to her mouth felt. Overall very good and clean for her age. Email for more photos. £65


‘OLD SMILER’ OLD GERMAN BEAR c.1950s

Old Smiler is a wonderful happy smiling German bear from the 1950s. He has mohair fur, glass eyes, he is fully jointed. height 14″ (36cm) He has reinforced flat feet so he can stand unaided. He has material paw pads very like felt but stronger so they have lasted well. The mouth is good no holes, no growler or we cannot hear one. He is in ‘as found’ condition, his fur has gentle age wear see photos but good for his age well above average. No makers label but certainly by a good maker of the time. Email for more photos. £45


‘LETTY’ UNUSUAL OLD GERMAN BEAR C.1950S-60S

Letty is a very bear with large glass eyes and soft plush fur. Height 17″ (44cm) fully jointed with downturned hand paws like the Schuco bears. She is very old probably made not long after the end of WW2. her paw pads are made of material and quite worn with age as is her muzzle fur. tilt growler no longer works, looks like only part of her tongue is left. No makers tags. Overall age wear but still good for her age. Email for more photos £40


‘ANDREAS’ OLD GERMAN BEAR BY CLEMENS WITH LABEL c.1970s

Andreas is a really cute Zotty type bear by the famous maker ‘Clemens’ rare to find one still with his yellow cloth makers label in arm seam. He is fully jointed with frosted mohair plush fur, tilt growler works well. Height 11″ (28cm) Eyes are possibly glass or very realistic plastic, moulded nose (all non-safety type) Fur and paw pads are excellent he is in very good vintage condition. A lovely bear Overall very good clean condition. Being in such good condition he is older than he looks. Email for more photos. Price £25


OLD GERMAN BEARS C.1950S ‘AMBER & ANDIE’

Two old German bears in ‘as found condition’ from the 1950s. Both have synthetic fur are fully jointed with glass eyes. Wood wool stuffing. No makers tags but by a good maker of the time possibly Hermann. Left to right.

ANDIE’ He is the larger bear 20″ (50cm) with felt paw pads (some wear/ holes to them) working tilt growler. stitched nose, mouth, claws. The fur is discoloured with age you can see the original colour inside his ears. Fur also has some wear mostly to his legs. His seam has become loose but still intact inside right leg (about 1″) A nice bear who with a little TLC and suds clean will be looking his best again.

‘AMBER’ stands at 16″ (40cm) with a working tilt growler. right ear stitching to head come partly undone. material paw pads have some age wear, marks on them. The fur is very discoloured with some age wear. She would benefit from a suds clean to be at her best. Email for more photos. ** Price for the Pair now £60


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