Antique Fechter Bear Old Austria Blonde Mohair Growler 40cm 15 Inch 1960s

Fechter Spielwaren

USD 1,495.00  
Availability: 1 in stock


Fechter Bear Authentic Austrian Mohair Growler 40 Cm












Newly acquired from a German Estate Sale
and Graciously Offered to our Shoppe 

Fechter
Authentic Austrian Bear
Vintage  15.7"
 Mohair

40 cm /  15.7 Inch standing
30 cm / 11.8 Inch sitting

Felt Mouth
Fur Paws
Embroidered Nose

Filling is very firm
Wood wool stuffing

Original Fechter Spielwaren Tag

Bear is in Excellent Condition

5 Way Jointed

Fur is Mohair
much of the mohair used by Fechter
was the same as used by Steiff

Popular Open Mouth

* Clothing was not provided by Fechter *
* But was handmade in Austria *

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 Ebay 
to the public and offer them for sale
  
Don't Miss Out On
Owning this vintage Collectors item from the 60's

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


*JS Photography props are not included in the sale

 
For Many Years We Supply Vintage, Antiques
Rare Collectibles & One of a Kind Irreplaceable Items

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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