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Teddy Bear History
Teddy Bear Identification - Experts

Teddy Bear History > Bear Identification > Expert Opinion

Expert Opinion on your Teddy Bear

Auctioneers

If all else fails, you can always call on the experts.

If you want a valuation on your bear, and this is probably the best way, is to take the teddy bear along to one of the major auctioneers who host Teddy Bear sales such as Christie’s and Sotheby's.

Please note that you may have to pay a ‘valuation fee’ unless you enter the bear in a sale with them afterwards.

Local Dealers

You could take them to any local Teddy Bear dealer or Teddy Bear shop who might be able to help identify them.

Be aware with this method of valuing a teddy bear, that their valuations can (and usually will) reflect the price they are willing to pay for the bear so that they can make a profit by selling it on.

Clues - Looking at your teddy bear for clues to its identity

Build - Looking at its construction for clues to its identity

Fakes - is your bear a fake? Some hints.

Books - You can spend hundreds on books

Experts - Who are the real experts

Facts - Some ideas about writing down your facts

Alphabetical Listings...
Bing
Wendy Boston
Boyds
John W Bratton
Chad Valley 
Janet Changfoot
Chiltern
Deans Rag Book Company
Farnell  
Grisly Speilwaren 
Gund The American giant 
Hermann, Hermann Speilwaren, Gebruder Hermann, Hermann Teddy Original 
Jimmy Kennedy who wrote the words to the song Teddy Bears’ Picnic
Merrythought
Shuco
Teddy Bears’ Picnic music by John W Bratton and the lyrics by Jimmy Kennedy

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