Lot No. 110
Rare American Electric Eye Bear c1920s 24″ (61cm) Chunky fully jointed wood filled blonde mohair bear with electric bulb eyes. Vertical shield brown nose/mouth, three brown claws all round, elongated felt pads. Inserted battery pack inside the back of head, electric eyes are operated by a push-button inside the head in front of the left ear. This bear has a rich history, being owned by two bear reference book authors Pam Hebbs 1994 then Jacki Brooks and comes with a photo of them both in 1994 with this bear.
Provenance TBear Encyc/Brooks picture & story pg 52 & 80, book signed by Brooks comes with this rare bear. Also pictured on pg 111 of T/Bears & Their Values/Brooks.
$1,000 – $1,500