|Date/Era/Period:||1950`s era [ approx.]|
|Description:||The item is a gund brand , teddy bear . It also has a clock-works music box built into it [ that still works perfectly] . It is approx. 11" tall and still has the manufactures tag on it and the yellow ribbon around it`s neck.|
|Condition:||The bear is in excellant condition , all tags and ribbons are in excellant condition and perfectly ledgible . no repairs have ever been made to the bear , it is completely original.|
|Origin:||I inherited to from a close family friend when i was a little boy.|
|Appraised By:||Daryl Schafer|
|History Of The Item:||Gund, Inc., founded in 1898 as Gund Manufacturing Company in Connecticut, moves to New York City in 1900. Teddy bears were produced from 1906 to present.|
|Appraiser Tips:||Do not wash or dryclean. Keep out of direct sunlight or bright window to prevent fading.|
|Research Sources:||Teddy Bears and Friends by Linda Mullin.|
|Appraiser Comments:||Your Gund example is named Cubbie. It was produced circa 1950. Collectors value bears on condition and your bear is nearly mint. The market for teddy bears has been robust in the past, however, at the moment it is a bit soft. Presently your Cubbie trades at around $50.00.|
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