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MARTY & MILLY’ AN ADORABLE OLD PAIR OF GERMAN BEARS c. the 1950s-1960s
Marty & Milly have been together always so there is no parting them now.
They are.. ‘Marty’ he is the largest standing at 16” (40cm) to the top of his ears) he is fully jointed with early plastic non –safety type eyes. With woolly plush fur seen a lot after WW2. Fur is good for age being in ‘as found’ condition would benefit from a light suds wash. The back seam has come undone in part (easy mend to fix). His felt paw pads are original (right hand felt repaired and some signs of wear to them) growler still works. He comes wearing his festive knitted cardigan, which keeps him warm and is good for age. ‘Milly’ has been much loved and looks the older of the two, she has lost a lot of her mohair, and she is fully jointed with glass eyes. Height 13” (33cm) tummy squeaker does not work now and protrudes a bit in her tummy. She has a ‘mummy repair’ to her back seam. She would benefit from some TLC and winter clothes! Comes wearing her vintage pretty dress, bloomers (age stained) Email for their full photo file. Price pair £75


‘GRISLY’ UNUSUAL VERY OLD BEAR WITH LABEL
Grisly has a label that could read in various ways we think Roepe but could be Mepe? Or even something else. He is unjointed with a type of plush fur, moulded paw pads and mouth, ears look like leather and his nose (but could be another material) he has little stuffing so lays flat but when he is put in the sitting position he looks like he is jointed. Older type glass eyes. Makers tag attached by red string to his ear. Length 12” (30cm) fur worn above his nose and around under his mouth, otherwise good for his age. Hard to date him but he looks very old and we have not seen one like him before. He came from Germany but could have been made elsewhere. Photo make his fur look lighter than it is. Email for more photos. £30


‘HAMMISH’ LARGE OLD HERMANN BEAR c. the 1950s-1960s

Hammish is a lovely larger size old Hermann probably made not long after WW2 c. 1950s. His fur is a synthetic tipped plush of a type used at that time when mohair was in short supply. He is a large bear standing at 27″ (70cm) fully jointed with glass eyes. Wood wool filling, working tilt growler, felt paw pads are original with some wear see photos. Overall for such a large old bear, he is in really good clean condition. A seam on the inside of his leg near the joint has come undone about 1″ (but causes no problems) Email for more photos. £85


HEUNEC OLD GERMAN TALKING BEAR c.1960s-70s

Old German bear made by ‘Heunec’ he is unjointed with synthetic fur. Realistic plastic eyes. H. 16″ (40cm) Pull chord on his back that works and you can hear him talk in German. Unusual to find one still working. Makers cloth label on his side. Made c.1960s-70s. Overall good for his age with a few small age marks on his fur. £25


‘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. £75


OLIVER & JOHNTY 2 OLD HERMANN ZOTTY BEARS c.1960’s

‘JOHNTY’
Johnty is an old Hermann zotty from the 1960s with frosted mohair plush fur, squeaker no longer works. Felt to paw pads has some marks on hand paws and mouth. Very good fur coverage. He looks older than Oliver. Eyes are glass but maybe replacements. £50


ELVIRA’ SUPERB LARGE ANTIQUE GERMAN BEAR c.1930s-1940s.

Elvira is a rare large antique German bear c.1930s -40s. In superb condition overall for her age and size. Height 22″ (55cm) fully jointed with glass eyes. Very good mohair coverage. No makers label but certainly by a good maker of the time. paw pads have been recovered a long time ago. Email for more photos. Price £125 * Photo taken in bright sunlight makes the fur look dappled, it is all the same colour


‘ELISABETH’ ANTIQUE VERY OLD GERMAN BEAR c.1920S – c.1930S

Elisabeth is a very old antique large German bear. Height 23″ (60cm) with blonde mohair seen on early bears. Glass eyes. fully jointed. nose stitching worn, mouth gone. paw pads have had impressive repairs by ‘mummy’. growler no longer works. Age wear overall to her fur and discolouration, she looks a very old bear now. 2 of her claw threads broken. She is quite a character and now looks for a new home. No makers tags but certainly by a good quality maker of the time. Email for more photos. Price. £90


‘MAREK & INNA’ 2 OLD BEARS FROM GERMANY

Lovely pair of old friends who must stay together. They are ‘Marek’ he has cotton plush fur, glass eyes are fully jointed. height 14″ (36cm) working tilt growler. fur age discoloured, clothes have some marks. No makers tags c.1970s-80s possibly earlier. Smaller bear ‘Inna’ is about the same age. He is fully jointed, cotton plush fur is age-worn, paw pads recovered. tiny glass eyes. no makers tags. height 10″ (25cm) Email for more photos. £45 the pair


‘MAURICE’ CUTE OLDER GERMAN BEAR c.1950s

Maurice is an old looking German bear from the c.1950s. He is fully jointed with glass eyes, mohair fur, height 12″ (30cm) to the top of his ears. The squeaker still works, felt paw pads and fur show signs of age wear, he looks old. one ear stitching a bit lose to the head. no makers tags made by a good maker of the time. Email for more photos. £40


‘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. £60


‘BERNARD RED PAWS’ OLD BLUE PLUSH GERMAN BEAR c.1950s-60s.

Bernard red paws is a very sweet really old German bear with a blue woolly plush fur (now quite worn he does not have that much fur left) so he would be an ideal bear to dress. he has a fixed head and jointed limbs, with glass eyes and a plastic nose. Height 13″ (33cm) growler still works. His previous owner loved him a lot and gave him a beautiful crochet brooch bow which we have left on him. Overall age wear to his fur with some marks see photos. red paw pads are original a colour that was popular at the time. No makers tags he is unusual we have not had one like him before. Email for more photos. £40


‘LITTLE STAR’ OLD MUSICAL CLEMENS BEAR WITH TAGS c.1960s

Very pretty bear by Clemens who plays ‘Little Star’ when the cord is pulled. She is unjointed with plush fur (fur to the top side of her a little age discoloured) she has her original tags and the ribbon looks original. She is made laying down, length 12″ (30cm) soft stuffed, realistic plastic eyes and nose. Overall in really good condition for her age, rare to find still with paper label attached as well as the cloth label. Email for more photos. Price £35


‘HEIDEL’ UNUSUAL VERY OLD GERMAN BEAR c.1940’s-50’s

Heidel is a very old bear from Germany with a very old look about her. c.1940s-50s. She has pale mohair, glass eyes is fully jointed. height 12″ (30cm) material paw pads, no squeaker or it does not work. no makers tags. Some age wear see photos, she looks old. Email for more photos. Price £40


‘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. Price £35


‘BERNIE’ OLD BEAR FROM GERMANY c.1980s

Bernie came from Germany but may have been made elsewhere in Europe. He has silky plush fur, realistic plastic eyes (non-safety type) fully jointed with material paw pads. His feet are reinforced so he can stand. height 22″ (57cm) Some age to him c.1980s possibly earlier. no makers tags. Overall age wear to his fur which is grubby he would benefit from a suds wash and some TLC. The fur is faded mainly to the front on the back you can see his original much darker gold colour. Some wear to his feet pad material. Tilt growler that works. Condition fair for age. Email for more photos. Price reflects condition £45


‘TOMMIE’ OLD ZOTTY TYPE BEAR c.1960s-70s

Cute zottie, fully jointed with glass eyes, height 12″ (30cm) inner mouth stained, some holes to the felt paw pads, limbs more swingy than when new. no makers tags. the right foot pad is not faded, just sunlight damage on photos. Email for more photos. £15


‘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 gives a delightful chuckle. Height 11″ (28cm) Realistic plastic eyes and nose (non-safety type) Fur and paw pads are excellent he is in very good vintage condition. Email for more photos. Price £25


‘PANSY’ OLD GERMAN ROD JOINTED BEAR 1950S-60S

Pansy is a very lovable old German bear wearing her very cute crochet jacket with a blue flower, button trim. She is a rod jointed bear (her limbs move through an internal rod that joins them both in her body) her head is made as part of her body. Height 10″ (25cm) cotton plush fur, stitched nose, mouth. eyes look glass or a very realistic early plastic (non-safety) no makers tags. She is in ‘as found’ condition good for her age. But would benefit from a little TLC, wash and brush to be at her best. Email for more photos. Price £30


‘DOROTHEA’ SUPERB LARGE RARE GERMAN HERMANN BEAR WITH TIPPED MOHAIR

Dorothea is a rare larger size Hermann bear with the sought after so beautiful tipped mohair (2 colours) She is c. 1960s-60s. Height 23″ (60cm) glass eyes, stuffing to arms and legs being kapok has become very relaxed so she is a floppy bear now who is best suited to sitting. Arms especially have little filling left in the upper arms from being held. Her mouth stitching has been repaired, has a couple of broken claw stitches. one felt paw pad has been recovered. No squeaker she is a very lovely bear. Email for more photos. £195


‘HECTOR’ LOVED OLD DRESSED SMALL GERMAN BEAR c.1940s

Hector is a really lovely very old German dressed bear. Made shortly after WW2 he has woolly plush fur, glass eyes. Height 11″ (28cm) rexine paw pads. His old woolly fabric is now splitting in parts with age he is far from perfect. His dungarees are sewn on and probably cover other wear although his leg joints work well. Beautifully knitted jacket with embroidery. no makers tags. A lovely companion bear he has been treasured by someone and now seeks someone special to love him despite his faults. Email for more photos. Price £30


‘JOORN’ OLD EUROPEAN BEAR POSSIBLY DUTCH

Joorn is an old bear from Germany, but is thought to be an old European/Dutch made bear. c.1960s possibly earlier.. Height 20″ (50cm) fully jointed with 2 colour ceramic type eyes (non-safety) wood wool stuffing. Plush fur and pads. Some age fading to fur colour mostly to his body. and front of ears. Otherwise good for age. Email for more photos. Price £45


‘OLD BENDY’ OLD GERMAN BEAR c.1950s

Old Bendy is a bear from Germany made not long after WW2 c.1950s. Made with a material body and fur head. early plastic non-safety eyes & nose. Length 21″(53cm) back of right arm seam stitching come undone. clothes and plush fur all show signs of his age. He is in ‘as found’ condition and would benefit from a little TLC. No makers tags. Email for more photos. Price £15


‘SNUFFLES’ OLD GERMAN BEAR ON WHEELS 1950S-60S

Snuffles is a very old German bear on wheels. C.1960s-60s he has plush fur, glass eyes, plastic nose. On wooden wheels on a metal frame. He is made of a sort of thick board with plush fur over. Some age wear but good for age and few have survived. no makers tags. Height 10″ (25cm) Length 15″ (38cm) pull growler broken. Email for more photos. Price £20


‘WALTHER’ IMPRESSIVE LARGE OLD GERMAN BEAR c.1950s – 1960s

Walther is a good quality mohair plush fur German bear made after WW2. c.1950s-60s. Height 27″ (67cm) to the top of his ears. He has glass eyes, stitched nose, mouth (some nose threads broken) Working tilt growler. Pretty caramel colour fur with a gold muzzle, paw pads and front of ears. Overall for his age and size, he is good. With some age wear to his fur and paw pads see photos overall fairly minor except the back of right ear which has most fur loss and an area worn through to the front and back. He is good and clean for his age a very impressive bear by a good maker of the time. Email for more photos. Price £95


‘PERCIVAL’ LARGE OLD GERMAN BEAR WITH LEDERHOSEN 1950S-60S

Percival is a large old German bear made after WW2 c. the 1950s-60. He has the curly cotton plush fur seen at that time. He has glass eyes (The left one is a later replacement) working tilt growler. Height 28″ (70cm) fully jointed. (limb joints are more swingy than when he was new. but firmly fitted, just a trait with some older bears) Fur has some signs of wear, felt paw pads good some wear and holes in a hand paw) area around his neck by joint has some wear and fraying to the fabric. He comes wearing his old original German knitted Lederhosen. Which is beautifully made with front pocket, embroidery details Freshly laundered its good for its age. Email for more photos. Price £85


‘DENNY’ 1970S HERMANN ZOTTY BEAR

Denny is a full of fun old Hermann Zotty bear c.1970s with synthetic fur and glass eyes. Height 12″ (30cm) squeaker no longer works. material paw pads are good for age some faint marks. no makers tags. Email for more photos. Price £20


ELLARNA RARE LARGE OLD HERMANN BEAR with tipped mohair
Ellarna 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. Mouth stitching a little loose. A very good example of a rare Hermann bear. She is very clean and in amazing condition. Email for her photo file. Price £250


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. Email for more photos. Price £40

‘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 £35 ** Price for the Pair £70


‘MIRTLE’ OLD GERMAN BEAR 1950S-60S

Mirtle is a lovely older German bear with mohair plush fur, glass eyes. stitched nose, mouth, claws. Height 14″ (36cm) fully jointed. felt paw pads have some wear to the feet felt. no makers labels but by a good maker of the time. In good clean condition for her age. working tilt growler. Email for more photos. £40


OLD ELISE STURM GERMAN BEAR BABY BOTTLE CASE 1960’S attributed to Else Sturm Germany. Very cute bear made with plush fur, glass eyes. length 11″ (28cm) zip works well, inside is clean. original pink ribbon. some wear to the fur around face, but good for age. Her fur is cream our photos taken in a bright sun make her look lighter. Email for more photos. Price £25

‘DIRK’ OLD GERMAN BEAR 1950s-1960s

Dirk is a lovely old German bear with frosted mohair plush fur, glass eyes, he is fully jointed. Height 18″ (46cm) felt paw pads are original with some wear, few small holes to felt on the left foot. inner mouth age stained, fur has some age wear mostly on his forehead. He looks a very old bear now but good overall for age. In as found condition would benefit from a light suds wash and brush. growler no longer works. No makers tags but by a good maker of the time. He comes wearing his handmade dungarees with a large bow which were on him when he arrived. Email for more photos. Price £40


‘MANFRED’ OLD GERMAN BEAR c.1950s-1960s

Manfred is a lovely large old bear made in the 1950’s-1960-‘s. He has a chord on his back that still works but he no longer talks or growls. He has been well cared for and given his outfit to wear which was possibly made for him as it fits him well. His fur is also unusual a soft plush probably used after WW2 as mohair where in short supply. His paws are made of a rexine type fabric. inner ears and muzzle are the same fabric. early plastic realistic non-safety eyes. He is fully jointed, height 21″ (55cm) Fur is slightly age faded in places. lost his stitched smile. Clothes good old condition. Email us for more photos. Price £45


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