I recently purchased several Bank of the West bears at an estate sale. I will be listing several that are in different sizes and poses. This listing is for one bear, approximately 7.5 inches from tip of nose to the end of the back paws. The bear is in the position of lying on it's stomach. The bear is dark brown with dark brown eyes and hard nose that is black in color. The snout is light brown in color. It has a stub tail. It has the official Bank of the West tush tag.
As for the age, the lady that I obtained them from said they belonged to her mother. The mother worked for Bank of the West in Northern California from the late 1980s to early 2000s. She collected the bears during that time frame while employed by the bank. I was told the bears have been in storage for about 10 years.
I see no rips, tears, or stains on the bear. It was stored with other types of plush animals so did pick up some 'fuzzles" of various colors. I have removed all those 'fuzzles" that I found but may have missed one here or there.
Buyer to pay USPS delivery charges from of $4.85. Shipping is from Arizona.
SHIPPING CHARGE INFO:
I do combine shipping on multiple items purchased. However, my web host is not set up to calculate multiple item shipping costs. At checkout, you will be charged full shipping price on each item purchased and I will refund the appropriate amount of overpayment. If you are uncomfortable with that, you can send me an email with your zip code and stating which items you'll be purchasing and I'll calculate the correct combined shipping charges and send you a custom invoice.
Also, every January the postal service increases shipping charges. This year, many price increases were a bit steep with some package categories adding as much as a dollar on to an already high shipping charge. I try to absorb some of the new charges but that's getting harder with each increase.
International shipping charges also took a tremendous leap. International shipping will now depend on the country. Buyer must contact seller for international shipping charges before making a purchase. Seller reserves the right to void any international transactions where contact has not been made prior to purchasing.
All items in my listings come from either estate or garage sales. I do not know if they came from homes where smoking or pets were present. All items are sold in the same condition as when I received them.