Alpha Farnell

John Kirby Farnell was a London firm which produced the first UK teddy bear in 1906 and rapidly became one of the leading toy teddy bear manufacturers, registering the Alpha TM in 1925.

The bears were very expensive because Farnell used high quality materials only to make their "Alpha Bears", which they made to the 1930s.

Marks

At first, teddy bears made by Farnell were unmarked. From 1925 the company used a round card disc -attached to the chest of the bear- with a metal rim marked "Alpha Made" to identify them.

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Alpha Farnell value and price guide

What's your Alpha Farnell worth? Here are some recently sold items.

Picture Title Date Price
farnell early mohair teddy bear circa 1910 1920 27 Farnell Early Mohair Teddy Bear Circa 1910 1920 27... 12/2020 £520.00
pearl a rare 1915 20 white mohair alpha farnell Pearl A Rare 1915 20 White Mohair Alpha Farnell... 01/2021 £485.00
rare apha farnell bear early 1920s 16 inches high Rare Apha Farnell Bear Early 1920s 16 Inches High... 02/2021 £450.00
farnell 1920s 23 59cm large mohair teddy bear Farnell 1920s 23 59cm Large Mohair Teddy Bear... 01/2021 £449.99
15 j k farnell co cloth h m king doll london 15 J K Farnell Co Cloth H M King Doll London... 02/2021 £397.97
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