February 15, 1903 On February 15, 1903, toy store owner and inventor Morris Michtom places two stuffed bears in his shop window, advertising them as Teddy bears.
The average lifespan for a teddy bear hamster is two to three years.
Whatever your reason for owning a collection of antique teddy bears might be, it cannot be denied that there is some real value with these items.
Try to find a time when the person isn't too busy with sales and they will probably 'talk your ear off'.
If you are a dealer, you may decide to sell them again but I can guarantee that collecting vintage bears is a very addictive, albeit expensive, pastime and some of you will join our ranks as committed arctophiles, or teddy bear collectors, to the uninitiated! In the 1960s, plastic safety eyes with washers were used.
Unfortunately it is generally a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so it would be a mistake to assume that every yard sale has a treasure waiting for you.
Types of Antique Teddy Bears There are several types of antique teddy bears in the market.
It is not uncommon for old items such as teddy bears to have some faulty features.