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Offline Ohio

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Very Large Polar Bear
« on: October 18, 2012, 09:17:31 PM »
This one is in all probability European...it sure doesn't match any U.S. bear. 8 1/2" length, 5 1/2" height & 3" width...weighs a ton. Bottom has wear all around base. Thought maybe Hoffman, but could not find it. Thanks for any possible attribution.  Ken

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Re: Very Large Polar Bear
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2012, 09:43:37 PM »
Fairly sure it's by Goebel

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Re: Very Large Polar Bear
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2012, 10:06:52 PM »
Fairly sure it's by Goebel
Thanks. Goebel did make two types of polar bears, but they are 1/2 the size of this one, unless its an older Goebel bear that I cannot find. Ken

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Re: Very Large Polar Bear
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2012, 10:49:40 PM »

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Re: Very Large Polar Bear
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2012, 11:33:18 PM »
Ok, very sure it's a Goebel polar bear

http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/large-goebel-germany-crystal-frosted-glass-polar

Well I'll be....I Googled Goebel polar bear after your response & went through about 10 pages & did not find that...only the two other sizes. What search term did you use? Maybe I need to brush up on search terms after all these years. Guess its at least a bit older according to the auction & over 6lbs weight...I can verify that. I also went thru just about every manufacturer I could think of before I posted...Scandinavian & European & came up empty not to mention current & completed eBay auctions numbering over 1K & no dice as everything was alot smaller so I own you one thats for sure. Thanks, Ken   

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Re: Very Large Polar Bear
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2012, 11:29:30 PM »
If you want another one to make a pair of bookends Ken, there is one here:

http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/13362741_large-frosted-glass-polar-bear-by-goebel

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