Hi. I'm hoping someone can help me. I bought a vintage mohair (I believe) teddy bear with a metal button in his ear. I don't think it's a Steiff button but maybe someone can help me identify what kind of bear he is. The little round button is made of I believe bronze or copper (probably copper) and the indentations on the button are 5 dots in a V formation 3 on the right side and two on the left. His face looks like a Steiff and he is jointed. He measures about 16 inches long. Can anyone help? Thanks so much. Anne
Thanks for your reply. I'm having trouble attaching photos to this site. I'm not as computer/camera savy as I would like to be. Would it be possible to send them to your email and you could tell me what you think? Thanks so much. Anne
It took me forever to learn how to post a picture.
If you open a photobucket account, the key is to click on the third link and copy it, then come back to the board and 'paste'. After you do this, you'll see a bunch of type, and think that you failed. However, if you click on Preview, then you'll see the photo, and not all the type. You can use the forth link to, if you don't want people to access all of your photobucket pictures, but it will be a link instead of a photo, and many people, for a variety of reasons can not open links. I do not have the sortiment- which is the end all of Steiff reference books, so it would be best if you could post your picture here.
I actually learned how to post from the antique board- they have this thread there with intensive instructions, that's always getting bumped to the top for new people.
When you are learning how to post pictures, without someone by your side, it is very, very difficult. But once you figure it out, it's as easy as ABC. Good luck!
My first thought when I looked at your bear is that it is a Vermont Teddy Bear - the silhouette is very much the same, the shape of the head, ear placement and shape, nose, arms and legs, they look VERY much the same to me - I am not aware of Vermont Teddy Bears using buttons in the ear but the shape of the marks could very well be a V for Vermont - it does not look at all like mohair but acrylic plush to me - you might email the Vermont Teddy Bear company - they have a website - and ask them about the button - but it sure looks like one of their bears -