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 teddy bear Farnell Teddy Bear 07/2021 AU $200.00
alpha farnell white plush rabbit jakas blue bear Alpha Farnell White Plush Rabbit Jakas Blue Bear 06/2021 AU $20.00
1920 s english farnell bear 70cm all original 1920 S English Farnell Bear 70cm All Original 09/2021 AU $450.00
english mohair bear alpha farnell 15 English Mohair Bear Alpha Farnell 15 07/2021 AU $55.00
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