Antique mohair straw bear

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Toys & dolls
San diego, ca. USA
Description from user:

It's made of mohair straw cardboard glass eyes sew nose and mouth and metal buttons it does not Bend stand straight up

Answered within about 1 hour
By Delia
Apr 29, 17:36 UTC
Fair Market Value
$40 - $60 USD
Suggested Asking Price $75 USD
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Hi Mitzi,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
This charmingly primitive bear has obviously been well loved for several generations. In this case, its "sentimental" value to you and your family probably outweighs its value "in the market".
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A primitive hand-made mohair straw-filled teddy bear
probably European, early 20th Century
With short light gray mohair fur, offset glass eyes, sewn nose and mouth, leather waistcoat with metal buttons, red plaid vest, striped mohair legs and linen feet. Unsigned.
11 inches high
CONDITION: in well-loved but extensively worn condition with seam separations and repairs, protubing stuffing, staining, some mohair losses.
PROVENANCE: inherited
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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