(1907) Hecla Titch Sold £900
’Titch’ a rare Hecla teddy bear 1907, with white mohair, clear and black glass eyes, pronounced clipped muzzle, brown stitched nose, mouth and five claws, swivel head, jointed elongated limbs with felt pads, hump and inoperative squeaker —11 1/2in. (29cm.) high (slight thinning and wear and slight damage and repair to pads)
This company began making bears to be Americas answer to the successful German Steiff bear. The company made their bears to be almost identical to Steiff bears, they even imported the mohair from Germany! Yet, the company did not advertise much and was out of business in two years. These adorable and handsome bears are very hard to find!