Old German Bears

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VERY OLD GERMAN ROLYPOLY BEAR

RolyPoly is a very rare antique, old bear from Germany. We have never had one like him before. He is hard to date,  certainly old c.1940s-50s possibly earlier. As these toys were most  popular earlier in the century.

He is a quality bear by a very good maker. Fur is a luxurious woolly plush possibly used as mohair was scarce after WW2.  With glass eyes, stitched nose, mouth , claws. Head and arms move. His roly part is weighed and quite heavy for his size. The half round part looks like an early plastic, but seems very strong. And must be to have survived and be used.    Paw pads are a fine weave linen/cotton. Height 10” (25cm) aprx ribbon looks original. For his age he is in very good condition and very clean from a non smoking past. We are not sure if his lower part was was ever covered in any way or if he was made this way. The face he is in such good condition make it seem he was made like this. Maybe a prototype?   Email for more photos. Price £120 ON HOLD


‘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 mohairplush 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 £40


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

Pansy is a very lovable old German bear wearing her very cute crochet jacket with 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 £35


‘BRILLO’ UNUSUAL VERY OLD GERMAN BEAR 1950s- 1960s

Brillo so called as his fur is the coarse wiry fur seen after the war when mohairs in short supply. He is fully jointed. limbs are rod jointed but have a mind of their own so move mostly independently of the other limb. right leg is looser at the joint but firmly fixed. Height 12″ (30cm) to the top of his ears. reinforced feet pads, paw pads made of a linen type material. working squeaker, glass eyes, wood wool filling. no makers tags. Email for more photos. Price £45 ON HOLD


‘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 soft fluffy, cuddly bear. overall good for her age iwth stunning colouring. Email for more photos. Price £135


‘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 £40


‘JOORN’ OLD EUROPEAN BEAR POSSIBLY DUTCH

Joorn is an old bear from Germany, but 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 £65


‘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 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 £25


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

Walther is a good quality mohairplush 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 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 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.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 £95


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 £20


‘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. 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 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


‘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. £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 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 £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 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 £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 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 £45


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