Reference Books for Teddy Bears
One of the obvious ways of identifying your teddy bear is to have a look through some good reference books.
There are several standard reference works which we use
For Steiff Bears the ultimate reference work is probably ...
Steiff Teddy Bears - Love for a Lifetime (Steiff)
For British Teddy Bears (also bears around the world) ...
The Ultimate Teddy Bear Book, Pauline Cockrill (Dorling Kindersley)
The Teddy Bear Encyclopedia, Pauline Cockrill (Dorling Kindersley)
For American Teddy Bears (also bears around the world) ...
Teddy Bears - A Collector's Identification Guide (Vols I & II) Linda Mullins (Hobby House Press)
The "Teddy Bear and Friends" Price Guides, Linda Mullins
There are many other books and guides available.
The important thing is to find books with plenty of photos of identifiable, labeled bears and compare them with your model.
Many of the books have price guides but you are advised that the bear market changes quickly and that prices are often out of date.