"Because, Charles, the head was composition and none of the local, or closer hospitals would touch it.
That's not the point. The point is it's expensive to send or take a doll to a hospital. Your advice is premature. If…"
"How much does it cost to "take it to a doll hospital"? The closest doll hospital to where I live was in Texas, 2,000 miles away. So I mailed it, and insured it; it cost me $22.00. I also paid $17.00 for return…"
"You'd be wasting your money. Doll hospitals (repairs) are not cheap or free. You could spend $150-200. USD to fix it and wind up with a very expensive $20.00 bear.
Find out what you have BEFORE spending money on it.
"Well, Your bear looks to be Mohair. It also appears to be a Koala bear, not a regular "Teddy" type.
I would guess the age to be somewhere in the 1950 - 1970 era. I would look to Australia for makers of stuffed bears. You might get lucky…"
"hi it looks japanese - similar to the cherry blossom shape - made for export and i think search using the words moriage geisha vintage - i have a similar pair came with an ashtray (guestimate 1950's or later) hard to tell there were amny…"
"hi sent to a friend she is clued up on frames - me personally think its a frame not a flue - but hey i am not an expert here i still learn more every day ,i do see clips to gold the porcelain piece in place - i do think it has some value but there…"
"Sorry ladies but what you have is a "flue cover". Values can be seen on e-Bay link at from $5.00 to $25.00 USD. 20 Euros = $26.65 USD. Your "painting" is a lithograph, mass produced and obviously not…"