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Jointing hardware, stuffing tools and pliers are standard tools of the trade.Beth Phillips discusses the ins and outs of artist bear pricing, including materials, tools and hidden costs.


Purchasing your first artist bear is a lot like buying your first designer handbag. The faux leather bags you’ve carried most of your life are just fine, but now and then you step into the boutiques to look at the really expensive leather bags, inhale the scent and stroke the soft kid leather. You pick them up and love how they feel, and then you check the price—and your eyebrows slide up to your hairline. Wow!

Teddy Terminology PDF Print E-mail

Every collector should learn these teddy terms!

Teddies Reviewed: June 2008 PDF Print E-mail

German-made teddy bear dating to around 1907–1908First, let me tell you how invaluable TBR magazine and your books are for my reference. I have two bears that look very similar, but I know they are different makers. Can you help identify them for me? —Lynn Capizzo, Harrison Township, Mich.

Budapest Bears PDF Print E-mail

Macimüvek owner Kriszta Simon (far right) chats with holiday shoppers.Jacqueline Ruyak pays a visit to Budapest teddy bear shop Macimüvek.


Macimüvek, the only teddy bear shop in Budapest, is located in a small courtyard off Szent Istvan Street, near the center of the city. It is a block from the historic Nyugati train station, and about a five-minute walk from the Danube.

A Family Affair PDF Print E-mail

Groves Bears, located in Bluffton, Ohio, carries more than 5,000 teddies and other cuddly creations. Photos courtesy of Groves BearsAt Groves Bears, every collector feels at home.

Around 3,000 people reside in the quaint community of Bluffton, Ohio, where Groves Bears has made its home since 1994. With more than 5,000 teddies and other cuddly creations offered, the shop has a teddy bear population greater than the population of Bluffton itself!

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