John Kirby Farnell was a London firm which produced the first UK teddy bear in 1906 and rapidly became one of the leading toy teddy bear manufacturers, registering the Alpha TM in 1925.
The bears were very expensive because Farnell used high quality materials only to make their "Alpha Bears", which they made to the 1930s.
At first, teddy bears made by Farnell were unmarked. From 1925 the company used a round card disc -attached to the chest of the bear- with a metal rim marked "Alpha Made" to identify them.
What's your Alpha Farnell worth in 2021? Here are some recently sold items.
|Farnell Soldier Bear||08/2021||C $895.91|
|Rare Farnell Ww1 Pocket Teddy Bear Soldier Bear||08/2021||C $657.03|
|Alfie A Delightful 15 1920s Alpha Farnell Panda Makers||07/2021||C $562.42|
|20inch Farnell Teddy Bear 1940 S||09/2021||C $394.22|
|Farnell Alpha 1940s 12 Golden Mohair Teddy Bear Fully||07/2021||C $249.93|
|See all sold items on eBay for more prices||09/2021||C $-.--|