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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BESSIE’ OLD BRITISH BEAR, POSSIBLY FARNELL c.1940s-50s

Bessie is a wonderful large old UK bear thought to be by J K Farnell but no label. 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 woodwool. 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 £245


‘DOROTHY’ OLD SMALL BRITISH BEAR 1950S – 1960S

Dorothy is a very cute small UK bear from 50s-60s. She is fully jointed with realistic plastic early non safety type eyes, mohair fur. Height 10″ (26cm) tummy squeaker no longer works. some age wear and discolouration to her fur but overall good for age. no makers tags but would have been a good maker of the time. Email for more photos. Price £45


‘DAPHNE’ OLD BEAR 1960S

Daphne is an old bear made for the UK market in the old Eastern Europe after WW2. She has cotton plush fur, glass eyes. is fully jointed with linen paw pads, wood wool filling. height 9″ (22cm) very good condition overall has kept her original dark gold colour fur. paw pads a little discoloured in places. Email for more photos. Price £35


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

Susie is a pretty bear by Lefray with cinnamon colour mohairplush 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 £60


‘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 woolplush 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 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. Email for more photos. Price £195.


‘POLLY’ OLD 1960S INVICTA BEAR LOVELY CONDITION FOR AGE

Polly is a lovely example of an Invicta bear from the 1960s. She has the very distinctive look of these pretty bears. with her woolplush fur, glass eyes. Light brown nose and mouth stiching. working tummy squeaker. She is fully jointed. height 18″ (45cm) Outer rexine worn on her paw pads but overall she is really good and clean for her age. Hard to find such good examples now. Email for more photos. Price £95


‘BARNABY’ OLD BRITISH BEAR 1940S – 1950S

Barnaby is a large old UK bear c.40s-50s. Height 23″( 60cm) to the top of his ears. fully jointed with glass eyes. tilt squeaker still works well. He has had his paw pads professionally recovered. Fur has some age wear he looks a really old bear now. Appealing face to this characterful old bear. Email for more photos. Price.£120


‘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 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) £25


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 £125

‘CLARAH’ FARNELL BEAR white mohair, fully jointed with glass eyes. working back squeaker. height 16″ (42cm) to top of her ears. c.1950s Farnell or a 1960’s Farnell under the Twyford label. Has no label. paw pads been recovered. in lovely good clean condition for her age. Price £115


‘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. Head is fixed to body you can see the disc but he was made that way, 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 a really old bear now but is for his age and size still good not that many have survived. Email for more photos. Price £95


‘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 a golden mohair photos make him look a paler beige. Email for more photos. Price £70


‘BILLY’ OLD BRITISH BEAR BOOTS 1970S

Billy is a lovely old vintage bear probably from Boots chemists in the 1970s.  He has golden plush fur, plastic realistic eyes. is fully jointed, height 16″ (40cm) growler no longer works.  no tags. Paw pads are all good. Good and clean for his age. Email us for more photos. Price £25