Here comes a funny old German teddy bear of the Zotty – type, made in the 1950's by Hermann Teddy, the big number two toy manufacturer besides Steiff.
Zotty type bears were first introduced to the market by Steiff, very soon all the bigger manufacturers joint in with their own Zotty – bears, the success of this cute soft big round headed bear type was not to be ignored.
Old Hermann Zotty bear measures 40 cm / 16 inches overall and 32 cm / 12 ¾ inches sitting.
As all Zotty bears our old fellow here has an open mouth, made of felt and large felt paws, the hand paws pointing down (not sideways like with other teddy bears), thus indicating the ‘teddy baby’ bear type. Our old Hermann Teddy Zotty bear here has glass eyes, a safe indication for his birthday having been before 1965 (only safety plastic eyes were allowed from then on in Germany), the material and quality of making some point to an even earlier date, we think he must be one of the early 1950's made Zotty bears.
Vintage Hermann bear is made of long hair reddish brown mohair, a bit thinned out over the years on his chest and upper back. His short hair mohair muzzle is inset, some stitches of his nose are missing, the 3 claws embroidery is still there. Old Hermann Zotty bears body is soft stuffed, his head is firmly stuffed, and all felt parts are excellent. The squeaker in bears belly still gives some noise sometimes, when old bear is in the mood.
*Please notice: This vintage Hermann Teddy Bear belongs not into the hands of children; it may not fulfill the safety standards for toys in our time! So, it is not meant as a toy, though a collector’s & vintage toy lover’s item for display & decoration only!
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Zotty teddy bear by Hermann Teddy, 1950s vintage, 16 inches
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