Merrythought have unveiled their collectible teddy bear to commemorate the birth of Princess Charlotte, the new daughter of William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Crafted from rich golden mohair, each approximately 11in tall Royal Baby teddy bear features fully-articulated limbs, shiny deep brown eyes and a beautifully hand-stitched nose. […]
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Since 1986 Harrods have been producing a teddy bear to celebrate Christmas bear. The first specially designed bear was ‘Snow Bear.’ We ran a feature of Harrods Christmas Bears a few years ago which has become one of our most popular articles. There are quite a few collectors out there and each year there is much excitement about the annual bear.
Merrythought teddy bears on parade in Ironbridge. A scene more synonymous with Horse Guards Parade could be witnessed today at the famous Merrythought factory in Ironbridge, Shropshire, as 12 giant Guardsman teddy bears prepare to set sail across the Atlantic for an unusual shipment to one of the company’s US […]
Arctophiles who like Disney animations can have great fun building a collection based entirely around Disney bears, as Kathy Martin reveals When you think of the number of animals Disney have immortalised in their animations over the years, it’s surprising how rarely bears have been featured. Pictured right: Steiff Winnie […]
These days there is a definite tendency to over-use adjectives such as ‘extraordinary’ and ‘inspirational’ but when these words are applied to the achievements of Margarete Steiff, founder of the world famous Steiff company, their use is amply justified. In the nineteenth century, to be female was almost as great […]
The Chad Valley Company was one of the most successful and best-loved of all English soft toy manufacturers and although it ceased trading in 1978, the memory of its golden years lives on. Today, Chad Valley teddies and other animals are highly popular with collectors for a variety of reasons. […]
Each year during the run up to Christmas I make a special trip to London and head straight for the prestigious department store Harrods. The purpose of this annual adventure is not to admire the festive window displays or even take in the electric atmosphere as people frantically cram their […]
2009 sees the newest Harrod’s Christmas bear ‘Maxwell’ join the twenty-four strong hug of furry friends.
Made with a super soft caramel coat he has warm chocolate brown eyes and is snugly wrapped up in a cherry red hooded jumper which has embroidered Christmassy items such as a festive tree, gingerbread man and Christmas pudding around the bottom.
Nicolas is the 2005 Harrods exclusive Christmas bear. Togged up in a cosy red cable knit jumper and a snug Balnagown scarf and featuring the Harrods logo on his paw, he’s ready to make somebody’s Christmas even merrier. Visit the WCN Teddy Bears information pages
Annual Chrities Teddy Bears Auction takes place on 1st December
and includes many Steiff as well as other leading makers Chad
Valley and Merrythought.