Post by dangerbears on Jun 17, 2013 21:20:38 GMT -5
Yesterday was Father's Day, and I just want to share the story of my dad's old teddy bear. When I was growing up, teddy always sat on top of a dresser at my grandparents house. My dad had joined the army, gotten married, and moved to another state by then, but my grandma took care of the bear, keeping him out of sunlight, and tying a red ribbon around his neck at some point. Well, she died around 20 years ago, and that's probably when teddy went to live with my dad again. Now he sits on top of my dad's dresser, where he's been joined by a bear that I made, and a sock monkey, too. Yesterday I brought the old bear downstairs and took some pictures, which I sent off to Ken Yenke for identification. I'll let you know what he says. Most likely, he's just an old gold-mohair teddy from America with floppy joints and a few not-so-expert repairs. And he's a link to my grandparents and to my dad, so yes - he's absolutely priceless.
Post by dangerbears on Jun 24, 2013 19:06:47 GMT -5
You've got it exactly right, Jessie. I did hear back from Ken Yenke, though, who says it's a German-made bear from the Petz company. So now we've got that detail to add to the story and the love that were already there.
Post by Wolfiebear on Jun 29, 2013 12:23:06 GMT -5
I think it would be cool to find out your bear was a valuable collector bear. Sorta something he can brag about to the rest of your pack, loll. It would be really cool if I found out Arcto was a really sought-after bear. He'd get a kick out of that, but I think he's just Arcto and that's fine with me because I couldn't love him more if he was a Steiff bear or whatever, which he's not, lol.
Post by lovenshire on Jun 27, 2014 21:09:05 GMT -5
I always get bears that are special to me for one reason or another. It has absolutely nothing to do with price or position in the Teddy World. Something about them just looks at me and says, "please love me. I now have a heap of them to love!!! Lenora