Alfa Paris Bears – Teddy Bear, History, Information

Alfa or Article de Luxe Fabrication Artisande was founded in 1934 and produced it’s first bears in 1936. They are French bears that were very popular for the next 40 years.

Alfa Paris teddy bears have “Alfa” printed underneath the right foot. They have big smiles, most are dressed, with some wearing even underwear and shoes. They are best known for their unjointed bears dressed as little girls or boys. The body and arms are made of fabric with the visible parts made of mohair. Their clothes are usually made of gingham or dotted material with matching shoes. After WWII, synthetic materials replaced mohair and the eyes were made by plastic instead of glass.

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