Old German Bears

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

Percival is a large old German bear made after WW2 c.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 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 £120


‘EBBIE’ VERY OLD GERMAN BEAR c.1950s

Ebbie is a very sweet really old German bear c.1950s possibly earlier. Height 16″ (40cm) fully jointed with realistic plastic eyes (possibly later replacements but suit her well) Stitched nose, mouth, claws (some lost claws and her smile is broken) Felt paw pads have some wear but are good for age, looks like they are very well done replacements for earlier ones. working tilt growler. Mohair has overall wear she looks really old. Sewn repair to back area around her left arm. She is a very kind faced bear who looks like she has been really loved and cared for. ADOPTED


‘ELINA’ 1950S RARE HERMANN BEAR WITH TIPPED MOHAIR

Elina is a very pretty Hermann bear with the sought after tipped mohair (2 colour fur) She is c.1950s. Height 12″ (20cm) working squeaker. glass eyes, fully jointed. Some age wear to her fur and paw pads, but she is good for her age. No makers tags but very distinctive look to these bears. See her much larger brother below. Very clean and very appealing bear. Email for more photos. Price £70


‘JENS’ OLD GERMAN BEAR 1950s-60s

Jens is a very sweet smaller German bear from the 50s-60s. He has plush fur, glass eyes. with rod jointed limbs and a fixed head. He has reinforced feet so he can stand. Some wear to the felt on feet pads and some wear to hand felt. Height 12″ (31cm) Has his original collar and chain. No makers labels but from Germany. His fur is age discoloured. But overall he is good for his age. Email for more photos. Price £40


ANN-MARIE  Old German bear c.1950s
Ann-Marie came in her very sweet native costume which fits her very well. So we think it is probably original, she may have been a bear from a certain region of Germany at that time.  She has jointed limbs (now stiff with age) and a fixed head. With plush fur seen after WW2  her left paw pad has lost some stuffing and has a small repair to pad. Eyes are an early non safety plastic as is her nose. metal chain around her neck possibly added later.  Height 11.5″ (29cm) to top of her ears. Age wear to her fur and pads, mostly on her forehead and face,   good for her age overall. Comes wearing her pretty dress with matching trim on her separate pinny.  Clothes are freshly laundered and in good old condition. Email for more photos. Price £60


‘RAGS’ SO LOVED OLD BEAR c.1940s

Rags is a very very loved old bear c.1940s. He has many stories to tell and has been a companion for someone for many years by the look of him. He has wooly fur seen in the 40s. Glass eyes seem large so probably replacements. He is fully jointed, height 10″ (26cm) kapok stuffing has settled over the years making him very floppy especially his arms and legs where he has been held. He had an operation many years ago to remove his squeaker. He still has the scar on his tummy! No makers tags by a good maker of the time. He is a special bear who will appeal to someone who wants a wonderful old bear who is very loved with character. ADOPTED


‘SMILER’ LARGE OLD GERMAN BEAR

Smiler is a very unusual large old German bear with an open mouth with tongue who looks like he is laughing or giving a large grin! C.1950’s with rod jointed limbs to his body (limbs now much more swingy than when he was new so he prefers to sit .. and cannot stand unaided) Head is disc jointed. He has synthetic plush fur with considerable age discolouration in places. Mostly around his head, around arms, legs. He is a really large example not often seen. Height 29″ (75cm) to the top of his ears. He has glass eyes, felt feet pads. (some wear in places) Felt mouth and tongue good. No makers tags but a good maker of the time. Email for more photos. Price £95.


‘EDWINA’ OLD GERMAN BEAR BY JOHANNA HAIDA

Edwina is a great old character with the most expressive face. She is an old bear c.1980s-90s by the highly regarded German bear maker Johanna Haida. She is made of a silky plush fur with glass eyes. Is fully jointed, wood wool filling. felt paw pads with still faintly visible Haida other words we cannot read. She is made in the old style with a hump on her back, long muzzle and large feet. She is a large bear standing at 23″ (58cm) to the top of her ears. Her tilt growler needs a tap on her back to sound or you hear a chuckle now and then! fur has some age discolouration. Lovely unusual bear by this maker. Email for more photos. Price £125


PAIR OF ADORABLE OLD GERMAN ‘SLOGGI’ BEARS

2 adorable old German ‘Sloggi’ bears c.1970s-80s. They both have plush fur, jointed heads, are made standing with glass eyes. Larger one still a tag attached and original Sloggi briefs (age discoloured)with the name on. Heights 7.5″ & 6″ (18 & 15cm) Good for age, larger ones fur more age discoloured than the baby. some small areas of wear, small holes to the felt on their feet. Adorable little bears seldom seen now. Email for more photos. Price the pair £45 (sorry we cannot part them)


‘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 £35


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. Very good example of a rare Hermann bear. She is very clean and in amazing condition. Email for her photo file. Price £250


‘MICAELA’ OLD GERMAN BEAR 1950S
Micaela is a lovely example of an old German bear made not that long after the end of WW2. Her fur is a good quality synthetic chocolate
brown plush fur. She has glass eyes, a stitched nose, mouth, is fully jointed. Her paw pads are a linen type material now discoloured with age. Working tilt growler, wood wool stuffing. Height 23″ (58cm) no makers tags, but certainly by a good maker of the time. She is in really good condition for her age with only minor fur wear. Email for more photos. Price £65


MANWELL OLD GERMAN BEARc.1950s
Manwell is a large old German bear c.1950s made not long after WW2. With the synthetic plush fur that was used a lot then when mohair was in short supply. Height 24” (60cm) with glass eyes. Fixed head and jointed limbs. (limbs are stiff with age) Tilt growler works now and then with some encouragement. Some wear to his material paw pads. He is overall good for his age. But his fur needs a good clean to be at his best. He is in as found condition and has been playing in the woods with his friends (and got grubby over the years!) No makers tags but by a good maker of the time. Email for more photos. Priced to reflect he needs a litle TLC. Price £50


PIXIE OLD HERMANN BEAR 1950S

Pixie is a really lovely rare Hermann with tipped mohair c.1950’s. Height 20” (50cm) to the top of her ears. Fully jointed with glass eyes. Kapok filling gives her a slouchy floppy demeanour. Growler no longer works. Paw pads been recovered. Ears been refixed slightly differently gives her the pixie like expression. Stitched nose, mouth, claws. Overall really good for her age a very pretty bear with character. Email for more photos Price £115


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

Two old German bears in ‘as found condition’ from the 1950’s. Both have synthetic fur are fully jointed with glass eyes. Woodwool 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. Fur is discoloured with ageyou can see his original colour inside his ears. Fur also has some wear mostly to his legs. His seam become loose but still intact inside right leg (about 1″) A nice bear who with a little TLC and suds clean will be look his best again. Email for more photos. Price £40

‘AMBER’ stands at 16″ (40cm) with working tilt growler. right ear stitching to head come partly undone. material paw pads have some age wear, marks on them. 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


‘CHUFFERS’ OLD CINNAMON HERMANN ZOTTY 1960’S needs TLC

Chuffers is a hard to find cinnamon colour mohairplush Hermann Zotty bear from the 1960’s. He is fully jointed with glass eyes. Height 18″ (46cm) very pretty colour fur. Felt to pads and mouth good no holes. Right inside leg at disc has worn about 2″ he can still move his leg fine but you can see the stuffing and he really needs someone to repair that and also his left upper arm the stuffing has gone flat from being held. working tummy squeaker. Some age discolouration to his fur. A bear ideal for those who can do repairs as he is priced to reflect some TLC needed. ON HOLD


RARE OLD HERMANN DOG WITH LABEL C.1950S-1960S

Adorable old mohair dog by Hermann rare to find with his cloth label (green lettering) C.1950s-60s possibly earlier. He has a jointed head, mohair fur, stitched nose, mouth, claws. (1 claw thread is broken but there still) Height 10″ (26cm) Length 11″ (28cm) excluding tail. woodwool stuffing. some fraying to fabric on his middle back, ears have been partially refixed and stitching now loose. some age wear to his fur he looks a really old dog now. He is made standing our photo shows him at an angle so he appears to be sitting. Overall good for age and a lovely old dog. Email for more photos. Price £65


‘HERMIE’ OLD HERMANN BEAR 1960S-70S

Hermie is an adorable old Hermann Zotty bear with frosted mohairplush fur. Height 17″ (43cm) fully jointed with glass eyes. Has a working tummy squeaker. felt to paws and mouth has some marks and signs of wear. (mostly his mouth) One claw stitch to foot is there but has come undone at one end. He is a very cuddly bear and overall good for his age. Email for more photos. Price £45


3 ADORABLE VINTAGE HERMANN ZOTTY BEARS

Adorable trio of old friends c.1960s-70s who want to stay together. the two either end are mohairplush fur, the middle one is synthetic plush. All have glass eyes, all 3 have working tummy squeakers. Some wear to felt paw pads on two of them. Lost tags all by Hermann. In good clean vintage condition. Sorry we cannot split them.. Price for the trio £55


‘MIRTLE’ OLD GERMAN BEAR 1950S-60S

Mirtle is a lovely older German bear with mohairplush 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. £45


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 fur around face, but good for age. Her fur is cream our photos taken in bright sun make her look lighter. Email for more photos. Price £40

‘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 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 large bow which where on him when he arrived. Email for more photos. Price £55


‘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 which 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 £60


‘TINA  & TIMY’ 1960S-70’S ADORABLE HERMANN BEARS

Adorable pair of enchanting Hermann bears, both in really good clean vintage condition. Fully jointed, height 8.5″ (22 cm) squeakers broken. TINA Pretty soft draylon plush bear,  TIMY mohair-plush fur, Makers tag on chest. Price for the pair £40 * sorry we do not wish to separate them. Sorry no other photos available


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