Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Antique Aetna Teddy Bear

One of the rarest antique teddy bears in my collection is this one, made by the American company Aetna around 1907. Aetna made beautiful bears with gentle, almost wistful, expressions, but for some reason the company was very short-lived, making their teddies hard to find today. One of their defining characteristics was cardboard lining in the soles of the bears' feet. My example measures 11 inches tall and sports a new ribbon with a vintage American flag pin.


  1. This comment has been removed by the author.

  2. Hi, Tracy. I just bought a teddy that looks like yours. How did you determine that yours was made by Aetna? Thanks. Donna