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The Teddy Bear Collection On 18/03/2021

The Teddy Bear Collection

18/03/2021

What a sale! Over one-hundred and thirty lots of collectable teddy bears, dedicated to a single owner collection put together over the last forty years! Including a rare early Steiff bear c1907 estimated at £5000 – 7000, other early Steiff and Schuco bears, a replica Steiff ‘Titanic’ memorial black bear - not to mention the English, American, Continental, and modern handmade limited edition bears...

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Lot 3000

Schuco 'yes-no' teddy bear c1925 with wood wool filled short golden mohair body, linen pads with sti...

Schuco 'yes-no' teddy bear c1925 with wood wool filled short golden mohair body, linen pads with stitched claws and tail-operated moving head with glass eyes and vertically stitched nose and mouth H18"/46cm

Estimate: £200 - £300

9007

SOLD £200

Lot 3001

Schuco gold plush teddy bear scent bottle with metal beaded eyes, black stitched nose and mouth, joi...

Schuco gold plush teddy bear scent bottle with metal beaded eyes, black stitched nose and mouth, jointed limbs and removable head revealing cylindrical glass bottle with stopper H5"/12.5cm; together with another small plush covered teddy bear H8"/20cm (2)

Estimate: £80 - £120

10023

SOLD £150

Lot 3002

Chad Valley Rainbow Tubby or clown bear c1930s with wood wool filled red mohair body, applied glass ...

Chad Valley Rainbow Tubby or clown bear c1930s with wood wool filled red mohair body, applied glass eyes and vertically stitched nose and mouth, bears original red stitched Chad Valley Hygienic Toys label under left foot H10"/25cm

Estimate: £80 - £120

10024

SOLD £160

Lot 3003

Alpha Farnell Toys large blonde mohair teddy bear with glass eyes, vertically stitched nose and mout...

Alpha Farnell Toys large blonde mohair teddy bear with glass eyes, vertically stitched nose and mouth and jointed limbs with stitched claws, label to right foot pad H23.5"/60cm

Estimate: £100 - £150

10024

SOLD £190

Lot 3004

Chad Valley large teddy bear c1930s with wood wool filled blond mohair body, jointed swivel head wit...

Chad Valley large teddy bear c1930s with wood wool filled blond mohair body, jointed swivel head with glass eyes, shaved muzzle with vertically stitched nose and mouth and jointed limbs H21"/53cm

Estimate: £60 - £90

10024

SOLD £140

Lot 3005

1930s teddy bear, possibly Farnell, with wood wool filled blond mohair body, the revolving head with...

1930s teddy bear, possibly Farnell, with wood wool filled blond mohair body, the revolving head with original clear glass eyes, shaved muzzle with vertically stitched nose and mouth and jointed limbs with five-stitch claws H18.5"/47cm

Estimate: £70 - £100

B36210

SOLD £70

Lot 3006

Chiltern Hugmee large teddy bear c1950s with kapok filled long-plush body, jointed swivel head with ...

Chiltern Hugmee large teddy bear c1950s with kapok filled long-plush body, jointed swivel head with original orange and black glass eyes and vertically stitched nose and mouth, jointed limbs with card lined feet and velvet covered pads and inoperative squeaker H22"/57cm

Estimate: £80 - £120

10011

SOLD £150

Lot 3007

Merrythought Hygienic Toys large 'Magnet' teddy bear c1930s with plush body, swivel jointed head wit...

Merrythought Hygienic Toys large 'Magnet' teddy bear c1930s with plush body, swivel jointed head with glass eyes and vertically stitched nose and mouth and jointed limbs, celluloid wishbone button to right ear and stitched label under right pad H22"/57cm

Estimate: £100 - £150

10024

SOLD £140

Lot 3008

Two Irish Tara 'Laughing' bears c1950s each with mechanical opening mouth, one operated by sliding b...

Two Irish Tara 'Laughing' bears c1950s each with mechanical opening mouth, one operated by sliding button to the back of the head, the other with squeeze and squeak action, and another Tara bear with jointed head, closed mouth and growler mechanism; all with plush body, glass eyes and vertically stitched nose and jointed limbs with rexine covered pads, largest H15"/38cm (3)

Estimate: £100 - £150

10023

SOLD £260

Lot 3009

Very large Irish Tara bear c1950s with plush covered body, swivel jointed head with glass eyes and v...

Very large Irish Tara bear c1950s with plush covered body, swivel jointed head with glass eyes and vertically stitched nose and mouth, jointed limbs with rexine pads and growler mechanism H37"/95cm

Estimate: £50 - £80

B36481

SOLD £100

Lot 3010

Chiltern Ting-a-Ling teddy bear c1950s with blond mohair body, swivel jointed head with glass eyes a...

Chiltern Ting-a-Ling teddy bear c1950s with blond mohair body, swivel jointed head with glass eyes and vertically stitched nose and mouth, jointed limbs with velvet pads and card lined feet and internal chimes H14"/36cm; and another with inoperative chiming mechanism (2)

Estimate: £100 - £150

9047

SOLD £170

Lot 3011

Two 1950s coloured teddy bears - Farnell type in faded greeny/grey coloured wool type plush with app...

Two 1950s coloured teddy bears - Farnell type in faded greeny/grey coloured wool type plush with applied eyes, vertically stitched nose and mouth and jointed limbs with felt pads H17"/43cm; and a pink plush bodied bear, possibly Irish, with swivel jointed head, glass eyes and vertically stitched nose and mouth and jointed limbs with rexine covered pads H19"/49cm (2)

Estimate: £100 - £150

B36210

SOLD £200

Lot 3013

Early 20th century English teddy bear c1920 with wood wool filled body, jointed swivel head with gla...

Early 20th century English teddy bear c1920 with wood wool filled body, jointed swivel head with glass eyes and horizontal stitched nose and mouth, jointed limbs and inoperative growler mechanism H23"/58cm

Estimate: £40 - £60

10029

SOLD £70

Lot 3014

Two 1930s Chiltern type graduated teddy bears, one wood wool and one wood wool and kapok filled plus...

Two 1930s Chiltern type graduated teddy bears, one wood wool and one wood wool and kapok filled plush bodies, each with swivel revolving head, applied eyes and vertically stitched nose and mouth and jointed limbs, tallest H20.5"/52cm (2)

Estimate: £60 - £90

10029

SOLD £150

Lot 3015

Merrythought - two 1930s teddy bears, one Magnet series, each plush covered with jointed swivel head...

Merrythought - two 1930s teddy bears, one Magnet series, each plush covered with jointed swivel head, glass eyes, vertically stitched nose and mouth and jointed limbs, one with stitched Merrythought Hygienic label to foot, largest H27.5"/70cm; and a later small Merrythought 'Cheeky' teddy bear (3)

Estimate: £100 - £150

10024

SOLD £170

Lot 3016

Four teddy bears 1930s - 1950s comprising Chiltern type with gold plush body, revolving head with cl...

Four teddy bears 1930s - 1950s comprising Chiltern type with gold plush body, revolving head with clear glass eyes and vertically stitched nose and mouth, jointed limbs with velvet pads and card lined feet H18.5"/47cm; cotton silk type covered bear with growler mechanism; and two others, one probably Australian (4)

Estimate: £70 - £100

10009

SOLD £150

Lot 3017

Early 20th century American mohair teddy bear c1920 with wood wool filled body humped back body with...

Early 20th century American mohair teddy bear c1920 with wood wool filled body humped back body with jointed limbs, black boot button eyes and horizontal stitched nose and mouth H12"/30cm

Estimate: £50 - £80

9038

SOLD £50

Lot 3018

Early 20th century English teddy bear, with wood wool filled body with jointed limbs, felt covered p...

Early 20th century English teddy bear, with wood wool filled body with jointed limbs, felt covered paw pads, five claw stitching to feet and elongated arms with spoon shaped paws H14"/36cm

Estimate: £70 - £100

10011

SOLD £75

Lot 3019

Chad Valley Hygienic Toys teddy bear c1950, kapok filled mohair plush body with original factory giv...

Chad Valley Hygienic Toys teddy bear c1950, kapok filled mohair plush body with original factory given yellow neck ribbon, jointed limbs with velvet paw pads, glass eyes and vertically stitched nose and mouth, blue/white printed label to side seam H12"/31cm

Estimate: £60 - £90

10020

SOLD £70

Lot 3020

Rare early 20th century teddy bear c1920, possibly Chiltern/Einco or Harwin, mohair covered with woo...

Rare early 20th century teddy bear c1920, possibly Chiltern/Einco or Harwin, mohair covered with wood wool filled humped back body with jointed limbs, cotton twill paw pads and vertically stitched nose with unusual W-shaped stitched mouth H15"/39cm

Estimate: £80 - £120

10011

SOLD £70

Lot 3021

Chad Valley pressed felt figure of the Disney Snow White dwarf 'Doc' with painted facial features, s...

Chad Valley pressed felt figure of the Disney Snow White dwarf 'Doc' with painted facial features, standing wearing a green linen suit with orange hat, belt, buttons and shoes H13"/33cm

Estimate: £40 - £60

9035

SOLD £40

Lot 3022

'Meabeab' Russian clockwork plush covered bear c1950s depicted standing with open mouth holding an i...

'Meabeab' Russian clockwork plush covered bear c1950s depicted standing with open mouth holding an ice lolly H9"/24cm

Estimate: £40 - £60

10023

SOLD £25

Lot 3023

Farnell type small spaniel dog c1930s with white body and cinnamon ears and nape, glass eyes and ver...

Farnell type small spaniel dog c1930s with white body and cinnamon ears and nape, glass eyes and vertically stitched nose and mouth L9"/23cm; and an unusual dark brown twisted wool plush dog c1930s with glass eyes, horizontally stitched nose and mouth and original leather collar L11.5"/29cm (2)

Estimate: £50 - £80

10024

SOLD £35

Lot 3024

English caramel fudge coloured seated Cairn style terrier dog c1930s-50s with wood wool filling, swi...

English caramel fudge coloured seated Cairn style terrier dog c1930s-50s with wood wool filling, swivel jointed head with original glass eyes, wire supported front legs and leather collar L25.5"/65cm; and a plush covered night dress case as a reclining spaniel dog in white with black ears, glass eyes, stitched nose and mouth and leather collar, probably Chiltern or Farnell L21.5"/55cm (2)

Estimate: £40 - £60

10024

SOLD £40

Lot 3025

Early 20th century cinnamon coloured bear c1920, possibly continental, with unusual hedgehog styled ...

Early 20th century cinnamon coloured bear c1920, possibly continental, with unusual hedgehog styled head/face, swivel jointed head, wood wool filled body with jointed limbs, five claw stitches to feet and inoperative growler mechanism H16"/40cm; and an early 20th century American teddy bear with revolving head, wood wool filled body with inoperative growler mechanism and jointed limbs, horizontal stitched nose and one original glass eye H16"/41cm (2)

Estimate: £70 - £100

10024

SOLD £70

Lot 3026

Early 20th century English teddy bear, WW1 period, with wood wool filled mohair body, fixed head wit...

Early 20th century English teddy bear, WW1 period, with wood wool filled mohair body, fixed head with one boot button eye and vertically stitched nose and mouth and jointed limbs with cloth paw pads H16"/40cm

Estimate: £70 - £100

10011

SOLD £110

Lot 3027

Three 1950s German teddy bears including blonde mohair, possibly Steiff, with swivel jointed head, g...

Three 1950s German teddy bears including blonde mohair, possibly Steiff, with swivel jointed head, glass eyes, vertically stitched nose and mouth and jointed limbs with felt paw pads H13"/34cm; and two others similar (3)

Estimate: £50 - £80

10009

SOLD £110

Lot 3028

Early 20th century German Steiff teddy bear c1910 with wood wool filled humped back mohair body, swi...

Early 20th century German Steiff teddy bear c1910 with wood wool filled humped back mohair body, swivel jointed head with black boot button eyes and horizontally stitched black nose and mouth, FF metal button to left ear, jointed elongated limbs with felt paw pads and black stitched claws H13"/33cm

Estimate: £200 - £300

10022

SOLD £950

Lot 3029

Early 20th century German teddy bear c1920, probably Steiff or Bing, with wood wool filled humped ba...

Early 20th century German teddy bear c1920, probably Steiff or Bing, with wood wool filled humped back golden mohair body, swivel jointed head with glass eyes and brown vertically stitched nose and mouth, jointed limbs with elongated arms and felt paw pads with black stitched claws H18"/46cm

Estimate: £300 - £400

10020

SOLD £480

Lot 3031

Two continental graduated teddy bears,1950s, each with wood wool filled cotton plush type bodies, gl...

Two continental graduated teddy bears,1950s, each with wood wool filled cotton plush type bodies, glass eyes, vertically stitched nose and mouth and jointed limbs with fabric paw pads largest H14.5"/37cm; and another similar Sooty type teddy bear with cotton plush body, black ears and paw pads (3)

Estimate: £50 - £80

10009

SOLD £60

Lot 3032

Four English teddy bears 1930s-1950s, all well loved for spares or repair, including a Chiltern flat...

Four English teddy bears 1930s-1950s, all well loved for spares or repair, including a Chiltern flat-face bear, swivel jointed head with glass eyes and vertically stitched nose and mouth H16"/40cm; Baby's bear, possibly by Omega (British United Toy Manufacturing Co. Ltd.) or Deans Rag Book Company; and two others (4)

Estimate: £40 - £60

9038

SOLD £55

Lot 3033

Five English teddy bears 1930s-1950s including three Chiltern, one Chad Valley and another, average ...

Five English teddy bears 1930s-1950s including three Chiltern, one Chad Valley and another, average H14.5"/37cm

Estimate: £50 - £80

10013

SOLD £150

Lot 3034

Five British teddy bears c1930s-50s including Pedigree bear H22"/55cm, two by Chiltern, one possibly...

Five British teddy bears c1930s-50s including Pedigree bear H22"/55cm, two by Chiltern, one possibly an Irish Tara bear and another (5)

Estimate: £60 - £90

10021

SOLD £130

Lot 3035

Chad Valley teddy bear, the swivel jointed head with glass eyes and vertically stitched nose and mou...

Chad Valley teddy bear, the swivel jointed head with glass eyes and vertically stitched nose and mouth and jointed limbs with velvet pads H14"/35cm; and three other English teddy bears, probably Pedigree, 1930s-50s (4)

Estimate: £40 - £60

10013

SOLD £85

Lot 3036

Chiltern teddy bear, the swivel jointed head with glass eyes and vertically stitched nose and mouth ...

Chiltern teddy bear, the swivel jointed head with glass eyes and vertically stitched nose and mouth and jointed limbs with replacement felt pads H22"/55cm; and three other similar smaller Chiltern teddy bears 1930s-50s (4)

Estimate: £60 - £90

9047

SOLD £280

Lot 3037

Farnell Invicta teddy bear, the swivel jointed head with glass eyes and brown vertically stitched no...

Farnell Invicta teddy bear, the swivel jointed head with glass eyes and brown vertically stitched nose and mouth and jointed limbs with velvet pads H22"/55cm; another English teddy bear personalised with a stitched name tag of a former owner to the left arm paw; and an unusual English long-bodied teddy bear, all 1930s-50s (3)

Estimate: £70 - £100

10024

SOLD £150

Lot 3038

Four English teddy bears 1930s-50s comprising two by Chiltern; another in the Chiltern style; and on...

Four English teddy bears 1930s-50s comprising two by Chiltern; another in the Chiltern style; and one by Chad Valley, largest H23"/58cm (4)

Estimate: £60 - £90

10013

SOLD £140

Lot 3039

Two 1930s Chiltern panda bears, one with swivel jointed head, glass eyes, vertically stitched nose a...

Two 1930s Chiltern panda bears, one with swivel jointed head, glass eyes, vertically stitched nose and mouth and jointed limbs H14"/35cm, the other with fixed head and limbs and plastic dog type nose; together with a 1950s smaller panda bear (3)

Estimate: £60 - £90

10014

SOLD £120

Lot 3040

Seven English panda bears c1930s-50s including two Pedigree with plastic dog type noses H11.5"/29cm;...

Seven English panda bears c1930s-50s including two Pedigree with plastic dog type noses H11.5"/29cm; Farnell Alpha, Chiltern etc; together with two Tinka-Bell sheepskin bears (9)

Estimate: £40 - £60

10014

SOLD £90

Lot 3041

Five English teddy bears c1930s-50s comprising Chad Valley with swivel jointed head, glass eyes, ver...

Five English teddy bears c1930s-50s comprising Chad Valley with swivel jointed head, glass eyes, vertically stitched nose and mouth and jointed limbs with rexine pads H16"/41cm; two Chiltern, one with plastic dog type nose and remains of side label; musical with wind-up movement; and another (5)

Estimate: £60 - £90

10029

SOLD £95

Lot 3042

Six English teddy bears c1930s-50s including wood wool filled Chiltern with swivel jointed head, gl...

Six English teddy bears c1930s-50s including wood wool filled Chiltern with swivel jointed head, glass eyes, vertically stitched nose and mouth and jointed limbs with velvet paws H18"/46cm; Pedigree round nose; cinnamon coloured; and three others (6)

Estimate: £40 - £60

10013

SOLD £170

Lot 3043

Five English teddy bears c1930s-50s including wood wool filled Chiltern bear with swivel jointed hea...

Five English teddy bears c1930s-50s including wood wool filled Chiltern bear with swivel jointed head, glass eyes, plastic dog type nose, inoperative musical movement and jointed limbs with velvet pads H16.5"/42cm; and four others (5)

Estimate: £40 - £60

10024

SOLD £130

Lot 3044

Nine English teddy bears 1950s-60s including wood wool filled Pedigree bear with swivel jointed head...

Nine English teddy bears 1950s-60s including wood wool filled Pedigree bear with swivel jointed head, glass eyes, vertically stitched nose and mouth and jointed limbs H14.5"/37cm; and others by Deans Rag Book, Chiltern, Invicta etc (9)

Estimate: £70 - £100

10029

SOLD £160

Lot 3045

Eight 1950s European small teddy bears including a German one with open mouth, largest H9"/23cm (8)...

Eight 1950s European small teddy bears including a German one with open mouth, largest H9"/23cm (8)

Estimate: £40 - £60

10009

SOLD £50

Lot 3046

Five British teddy bears 1930s-50s including Irish Tara bear with swivel jointed head, glass eyes, v...

Five British teddy bears 1930s-50s including Irish Tara bear with swivel jointed head, glass eyes, vertically stitched nose and mouth, inoperative musical movement and jointed limbs H15"/39cm; two by Chiltern; and two others (5)

Estimate: £40 - £60

10013

SOLD £100

Lot 3047

Four English teddy bears 1930s-50s including Chiltern type with swivel jointed head, glass eyes, ver...

Four English teddy bears 1930s-50s including Chiltern type with swivel jointed head, glass eyes, vertically stitched nose and mouth and jointed limbs H17"/44cm; one by Deans Rag Book Co. Ltd.; and two others (4)

Estimate: £70 - £100

10029

SOLD £200

Lot 3048

Seven English panda bears 1950s-60s including Farnell with fixed head and limbs, glass type eyes and...

Seven English panda bears 1950s-60s including Farnell with fixed head and limbs, glass type eyes and vertically stitched nose and mouth H18"/46cm; small Chiltern Hygienic; graduated pair in seated position; one cuddling cub; and two others, one with pink paws (7)

Estimate: £60 - £90

10014

SOLD £45

Lot 3049

Four English panda bears including 1930s night-dress case, probably Merrythought, with wool plush bo...

Four English panda bears including 1930s night-dress case, probably Merrythought, with wool plush body and velvet paw pads H17"/43cm; larger Chiltern one with fixed head and limbs, plastic eyes and plastic dog type nose and velvet paw pads; and two others (4)

Estimate: £40 - £60

9038

SOLD £35

Lot 3050

Six early wood wool filled teddy bears for restoration....

Six early wood wool filled teddy bears for restoration.

Estimate: £50 - £80

10021

SOLD £550

Lot 3051

Three large early wood wool filled teddy bears for restoration, one with open mouth (3)...

Three large early wood wool filled teddy bears for restoration, one with open mouth (3)

Estimate: £50 - £80

10029

SOLD £50

Lot 3052

Quantity of early wood wool filled teddy bears for restoration....

Quantity of early wood wool filled teddy bears for restoration.

Estimate: £50 - £80

250

SOLD £300

Lot 3053

Quantity of early wood wool filled teddy bears for restoration....

Quantity of early wood wool filled teddy bears for restoration.

Estimate: £50 - £80

250

SOLD £300

Lot 3054

Quantity of early wood wool filled teddy bears for restoration....

Quantity of early wood wool filled teddy bears for restoration.

Estimate: £50 - £80

250

SOLD £240

Lot 3055

Four Alpha Farnell animal night-dress cases, one as a white wool plush seated teddy bear with origin...

Four Alpha Farnell animal night-dress cases, one as a white wool plush seated teddy bear with original Hygienic label H15"/39cm; and three as Pekinese dogs; together with a Merrythought night-dress case as a reclining spaniel dog (5)

Estimate: £50 - £80

10029

SOLD £90

Lot 3056

Three English teddy bears comprising 1930s Merrythought with kapok filled bright golden mohair body,...

Three English teddy bears comprising 1930s Merrythought with kapok filled bright golden mohair body, swivel jointed head with glass eyes and vertically stitched nose and mouth and jointed limbs with felt paw pads H18"/46cm; 1930s Chad Valley with celluloid button to right ear; and 1940s Ealontoys with original yellow felt pads (3)

Estimate: £70 - £100

10024

SOLD £260

Lot 3057

Four English teddy bears 1930s-50s comprising Chiltern with revolving head, plastic eyes and plastic...

Four English teddy bears 1930s-50s comprising Chiltern with revolving head, plastic eyes and plastic dog type nose, jointed limbs with velvet paw pads and back aperture for key-wind musical movement H17"/43cm; two Chad Valley, one with horizontal nose stitching; and another with velvet pads (4)

Estimate: £60 - £90

10029

SOLD £140