Antique Fechter Austria 1960s 5.5 Inch Mohair Bunny Rabbit

Fechter Spielwaren

USD 865.00  
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Antique Fechter Austria 1960s 5.5 Inch Brown Mohair Bunny Rabbit 

Fechter Austria Antique 1960s 5.5 Inch Mohair Bunny Rabbit 
Fechter Austria 
Very Rare Bunny Rabbit 
Comes With Fechter Spielwaren Tag 

Made of Gorgeous Mohair 
Hard stuffed with wood fibers 
Hand stitched nose and mouth 
Made in the 1960s 

He measures approx 
11.5 cm / 4.5 Inch Long 
13.3 cm  / 5.5 inch Till Top of Ears 

Excellent Condition 
Has been kept Storaged by Owner 

Fechter Bears - The History 
Fechter is the best known of the Austrian Bear makers 
making bears from 1930 to 1979 
After WW2 
Owned by Wilhelm & Berta Fechter of Neustadt Germany
Berta learned her trade working at the 
Nicol Steiner Factory in 1949 
Registered their business in a house in Leonhardbach district 

First materials used were American army blankets & towels 
Then they used excellent quality Mohair 

Berta who was such a hard worker made sure 
everything was run absolutely perfect 
She would make sure her employees were always working 
 to make her bears the best and would often say 
 " No time for idle chat " 

Anyone who worked for her would apprentice for 3 years in college 
 to learn everything they could about bear making 
and then apprentice again at her factory.. 

All Fechter Bears were VERY EXPENSIVE to buy 
and they wouldnt sell them through department stores 
which made them harder to obtain.. 

The bears were made with mohair and had open mouths.. 

Very few had closed mouths and are rare and hard to find now. 
 Austrian buyers loved the open mouths 
 Uk buyers loved the closed mouths 
1960's - 1970's 
Major expansion and the factory was moved 
to Wies in 1973. 

Wies is a town in the district of Deutschlandsberg in Styria in Austria. 

From 1973 Fechter began to use the Styria Tags. 

Sadly Berta Fechter died and her husband Wilhelm took over 
 the factory until 1979.. 

Wilhelm Fechter passed away in 1983 
and the contents of the factory sold to a dealer from Usa 
As you can see the history of Fechter Bears is very interesting 
and to actually own one of these bears is a must have for any true bear collector 

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