Antique Fechter Austria Gray Mohair Bear Growler 19 Inch 1960s

Fechter Spielwaren

USD 1,495.00  
Availability: 1 in stock


Fechter Austria Rare Grey Mohair Bear 19 Inch - Working Growler 








Fechter Rare Grey Mohair 19 Inch Working Growler 

No Fechter Tag 

Famous Open Mouth 

Felt Tongue 

Handstitched Nose 

Glass Eyes 

Growler Fully Working 

Felt Paws 

Fully Jointed with Discs 

Right Arm Pad Has Tiny Hole In It 

Left Paw Pad Has a Bigger Hole 
And You Can See The Wood FiBer 

Right Paw Pad Is Getting  
Thinner On The Top 

Body Is Hard Stuffed With Wood Fiber Filling 

He Measures Approx  
48 Cm - 19 Inch Tall 
36 cm / 14 Inch Sitting 
 
** Please See All Pictures for Condition
Bear is in Antique Condition with some wear 
Sold AS IS 
 

Filling is very firm 
Wood wool stuffing 

Fur is High Quality Mohair 
much of the mohair used by Fechter 
was the same as used by Steiff 
but even better 


Don't Miss Out On
Owning this vintage Collectors item from the 60's 

The Fechter Bears we are offering for sale 
Are very Rare & Hard to find 

It took many trips and business 
meetings to finally arrange the purchase 
and to make them available for you 

For Anyone who is interested 
in collecting one of the most prestigious 
and sought after Austrian bears 

We invite you to read our Bear facts page 
to see how Rare and hard to obtain and purchase they really are 

We are very fortunate 
to have been able
to bring these bears to the public and offer them for sale 


This item will be shipped Worldwide  
by PostNL Netherlands. 
Method used: Airmail Priority Signed For with Tracking.



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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We never alter, repair or replace any of the features
on our items as we like to leave them
in the original condition for our collectors
We feel replacing them with anything from a different era
makes them no longer original or authentic

All of our items are heavily researched for hours by our staff  
With a massive library of Collectors Identification Guides & Books, Magazines
 and Internet research
Everything we can find that pertains to that particular item
 we then type in the description

We do our utmost to correctly identify and price all of our items accordingly

We work to take as many photographs as possible
to help show the buyer in detail what they are purchasing

The items are then carefully packaged and put into a storage facility
where they are not removed until purchased and shipped


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