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Cutest "Sally Sackman"

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Sally Sackman is a gorgeous antique American bear dating c1907 in loved but strong condition and dressed as she came to us in her vintage dress and bonnet. Made by Charles Sackman, she has original boot button eyes, replaced pads and some of her nose stitching is now missing. Sally oozes character and there is a non working squeaker in her tum. Please see the Sackman bear with ID on this page for more details of this manufacturer. Sally Sackman measures just 9" tall.



Charles Sackman's patent 844,619 was filed on 24th November 1906 and announced in the official Weekly Gazette of the US Patent Office on 19th February 1907. In his application, Sackman claims, "I have invented certain new and useful improvements in toy animals". One "invention" he claims as his own is the forming of depressions to create eye sockets enabling the buttons to be well-secured and simulating the "deep-set" appearance of real animals. In fact, Ideal bears of the era are also known for having deep-set eyes!

So many firms copied one another during the early years of teddy bear production, and it is interesting to see how this wonderful example possesses many characteristics of an Ideal bear. However, the "quality" of Sackman bears is a little inferior and they were clearly put into production to compete with the more expensive rival companies.




Additional pics HERE and HERE and HERE 

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£275 - $360
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