Old British UK Bears

Below are our carefully chosen vintage and old British teddy bears from our childhood. Bears made between 1940 – 1980

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‘SAMUEL’ LARGE OLD BRITISH BEAR c.1950s-1960s

Samuel is a wonderful large old British bear with golden mohair he is fully jointed. Height 27″ (70cm) to the top of his ears. He has 5 stitched claws on each paw, nose stitching has some broken threads. His old rexine paw pads are worn and tatty but hold his stuffing in place. His mohair is good for his age, see his photos. No labels but he is certainly a good maker of the time. One ear stitches that attach to his head are loose but the ear is still held in place. Email for his full photo file. £150


‘WOOLY’ OLD SHANGHAI CHILDHOOD BEAR OF THE 70S-80S

Wooly is a very cute bear made in Shanghai they were hugely popular bears in the UK in the 70s-80s. He has wool fur, realistic plastic eyes. felt tongue and velvet nose. His felt paw pads are good. kapok filling. He is fully jointed, H. 8″ (20cm) some age wear to his fur see photos but good for his age. Email for more photos. £15


‘LYNDA’ 1960S TWYFORD BEAR WITH LABEL

Lynda is a really sweet Twyford bear from the 1960s. She has mohair fur, her original red felt paw pads have been professionally recovered in red velvet. her squeaker no longer works. She is fully jointed with realistic plastic eyes. Height 13″ (33cm) Twyford acton toycraft label some wear to it but mostly intact. hard to find nowadays. Email for more photos. Price £45


BESSIE’ OLD BRITISH BEAR,c.1940s-50s

Bessie is a wonderful large old UK bear. She has mohair fur, glass eyes, is fully jointed. height 24″ (60cm) light coloured rexine paw pads now mostly worn to the fabric few areas worn through to the wood wool. Lovely golden mohair is good for age. Glass eyes. Original nose, mouth stitching. large cupped ears and upturned face. working tilt growler. (She is very like the Farnell Twyford Invicta bears we have below) Email for more photos. Price £150


‘SUSIE’ OLD LEFRAY BEAR WITH LABEL 1960S-70S

Susie is a pretty bear by Lefray with cinnamon colour mohair plush fur. realistic plastic eyes (non-safety type) She is fully jointed. height 17″ (43cm) to the top of her ears. growler no longer works. label on foot has some wear. material paw pads are discoloured with age. Overall good for age. Email for more photos. Price £45


‘MOLLY’ SUPERB LARGE OLD TWYFORD BEAR 1960S WITH LABEL

Molly is a very impressive large bear made by Twyford in the 1960s. She is the same as earlier bears we have had like her with a Farnell label. With the distinctive wool plush fur and light rexine paw pads. Molly is a large bear standing at 28″ (70cm) Has her Twyford label it has a few small holes in it but is mostly intact. Loud working tilt growler. Realistic plastic non-safety type eyes. Overall in really good clean condition for her age. Very rare to find one this good now. ON HOLD


‘PUDGE’ OLD UK BEAR BY ‘NYLENA’ 1970S – 1980S

Pudge is a sweet vintage bear by this popular maker. With plush fur, and cloth labels in the back seam. Realistic plastic eyes. material paw pads Soft plush fur, kapok filling, no squeakers. jointed limbs, fixed head. In very good condition. height 8.5″ (21cm) £20


2 OLD UK BEARS... PEDIGREE BEAR & FARNELL BEAR Left to right..

‘BOBBY’ PEDIGREE BEAR C.1960S. Height 21″ (54cm) fully jointed, mohair fur, very realistic plastic eyes (non-safety) bells in both ears. velvet paw pads. working tilt growler. Really lovely very good clean condition for age. Price £115

‘CLARAH’ FARNELL BEAR white mohair, fully jointed with glass eyes. working back squeaker. height 16″ (42cm) to the top of her ears. c.1950s Farnell or a 1960’s Farnell under the Twyford label. Has no label. paw pads have been recovered. in lovely good clean condition for her age. Price £100


‘SNUFFLES’ LARGE OLD BEAR 1950’S – 1960’S

Snuffles is a large old bear made in East Europe after the war possibly for the French Market but has lived some time in the UK and now considers himself a UK bear! Height 29″ (74cm) He is made of a curly cotton plush popular after the war in a pale colour. The Head is fixed to the body you can see the disc but he was made that way, with jointed limbs, glass eyes. Material paw pads have some age wear. Leather type nose and stitched claws. One ear has been refixed given him his unique expression. He has a loud squeaky type tilt growler. Overall some age discolouration to his fur, limbs are more swingy than when new. He looks like a really old bear now but is for his age and size still good. Email for more photos. Price £75


‘EDDIE’ LARGE OLD UK BRITISH BEAR c.1960s – 1970’s

Eddie is a wonderful large old bear from the 1960s-70s. He is fully jointed with mohair fur, realistic plastic eyes (non-safety type) Height 24″ (60cm) He is a thoughtful bear, not a talker (growler no longer works!) He is quite a character and likes to sit a bit skewiff with his right arm always ready to wave. (he can keep it down by his side but given the chance, he likes to wave!) Velvet paw pads are original with minor signs of wear and slight fading. He has had an operation in the past and his lower tummy seam has been resewn he has lost a little fur there as well so he is not ‘perfect’ Some small areas of fur wear overall a good 90% remain, see photos. Very clean for his age. No makers tags but certainly by a good bear maker of the time. He is golden mohair photos that make him look a paler beige. Email for more photos. Price £55