HERMANN- Coburg, Germany:
This is info on how to tell if you have an authentic HERMANN-Coburg, written by the Company themselves.
HERMANN-Coburg / Hermann Spielwaren are one of the oldest still existing Teddy Bear companies in the world. Their Teddy Bears are designed by the best designers and made by high skilled workers.
Signs of authenticity of the HERMANN-Coburg Pluschtiere Teddy
1. The green HERMANN-Coburg Hang Tag .
2. The HERMANN Coburg Neckmark.
3. The HERMANN Coburg Fabric Labels.
4. The HERMANN Coburg individual numbering of a Limited Edition.
5. The HERMANN Coburg Certification of Authenticity
The green HERMANN-Coburg Hang Tag .
At the beginning of the Thirties Max Hermann designed for his Teddy Bears the known logo - the "Green Triangle" and "the Bear with the Running Dog". Till today these features have remained in the trademark of Hermann-Coburg to identify all Teddy Bears made by
Max Hermann and his descendants. Since the Beginning of the Thirties all Hermann-Coburg Teddy Bears were signed with the traditional green Hermann-Coburg hang tag, which shows the well-known drawing of "the Bear with the Running Dog".
The HERMANN Coburg Neckmark .
Since August 1993 all Hermann-Coburg Teddy Bears are signed
with the Hermann-Coburg "Neckmark", which shows the
traditional sign of the "Triangle" containing with the drawing of "the Bear with the Running Dog". This "Neckmark" guarantees the identification of Teddy Bears made by Hermann-Coburg, one of the oldest still existing German Teddy Bear companies, for the
future and for all times.
You find this neckmarks at the back of the bears head. Check the
neckmark and you can be absolutely sure to have a Bear from HERMANN-Coburg. On the other side, this sign helps you to verify the production date before or after August 1993.
The HERMANN-Coburg Fabric Labels .
In addition to all these signs, there is a fabric-label sew in the right arm of the Teddy Bear. There are several different labels in use in the HERMANN-Coburg company.
The use depends on the country the bear will send to, the customer who will get the
bear and the material used for the Teddy Bear. But all labels contain the following
HERMANN Coburg Made in Germany.
Check these words on the fabric label in right arm, and
you can be absolutely sure to have a Bear from HERMANN-Coburg.
The HERMANN Coburg Individual Numbering
of a Limited Edition.
Each limited Hermann-Coburg Teddy Bear bears its own individual
Number, not only on the certification, but first of all on the Teddy Bear
itself - primary on the foot of the Bear. This guarantees, that every
Teddy Bear is registered, and that not more than the limited edition can
be produced. Just before the manufacture of a limited edition starts, each
Teddy Bear gets its own individual number, which signs this individual
Bear during the manufacture, for the future and for all times.
Golden Books of HERMANN Coburg.
In addition to this, HERMANN-Coburg has so called "Golden Books".
Each bear is registered with his number for all times to the person, who
gets the bear first. So the HERMANN-Company knows exactly, even in
100 years, at which date the bear has left the company in Coburg and to
whom, Teddy Bear Collector or shop, the bear was sent first.
This is a big investment from the HERMANN's for the future, that
guarantee the value of the HERMANN-Coburg Bear for the Teddy Bear
Of course there are also non limited Teddy Bears in the Collection of
HERMANN-Coburg, or there are other form of limited editions, like a
limited production to one year, for example the Annual Editions. These
Bears are not registered.
The HERMANN-Coburg Certification of
Each Limited Edition HERMANN-Coburg Teddy Bear has a
certification of authenticity.
On this certification is documented
the name of the bear
the description of the bear
the quantity of the limited edition
the individual number of the bear.
Both numbers , on the bear and on the certification must
It's very important to compare these two numbers. That is the only way to be sure that the bear, described on the certification matches with the bear you will buy.