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.


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 in 2021? Here are some recently sold items.

Item Title Date Price
farnell bear pricey provenance was owned by sue pearson Farnell Bear Pricey Provenance Was Owned By Sue Pearson 07/2021 £1 999.00
farnell teddy bear fully jointed golden mohair c1915 Farnell Teddy Bear Fully Jointed Golden Mohair C1915 06/2021 £1 277.00
farnell soldier bear Farnell Soldier Bear 08/2021 £503.89
alpha farnell bear 1930s large 60cm label Alpha Farnell Bear 1930s Large 60cm Label 08/2021 £450.00
cutest farnell alpha bear in rare size Cutest Farnell Alpha Bear In Rare Size 08/2021 £425.00
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