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Teddies Reviewed: February 2008 PDF Print E-mail

Valentine’s teddy fashioned of bright pink colored shaggy mohair, typical of the Roaring TwentiesThis is a photo of myself with my teddy bear around 1930. Do you know who made him and what is he worth today? —June Studer, Smithville, Ohio

June, your Valentine’s teddy is fashioned of bright pink colored shaggy mohair, typical of the Roaring Twenties. The ears are not sewn on but stuck in pre-sliced holes.

 
Basel Bears PDF Print E-mail

Puppenhausmuseum is full of interesting vignettes.The Puppenhausmuseum in Basel, Switzerland, displays thousands of vintage teddies and dolls in spectacular vignettes.

 

Imagine 2,500 vintage teddy bears under one roof. Add hundreds of doll houses ranging from Victorian to contemporary and even more antique toys from the 18th and 19th centuries, and you’ve got a collector’s dream museum. The Puppenhausmuseum in Basel, Switzerland, is four floors of teddy bear and toy amusement for families, children and anyone with a soft spot for cuddly creatures.

 
Flakey PDF Print E-mail

FlakeyCreate an adorable 8½-inch snow bear.

 
Inside Sherr-Bear’s Den PDF Print E-mail

Sherry poses with three of her wonderful bears in her “bear den,” an enclosed sunroom where the magic happens. Photos by Beth PhillipsBeth Phillips sits down with Sherry Shepardson of Sherr-Bear to discuss the artist’s designs and her biggest inspiration.

 

Florida teddy bear artist Sherry Shepardson vividly remembers her first glimpse of a grizzly bear in the wild. She and her husband, Bob, had taken a trip to Yellowstone National Park, and she spotted her first big bruin near the Grand Tetons.

 
Teddy Bear Book Roundup PDF Print E-mail

The American Teddy Bear Encyclopedia Books are magical things that can transport readers to other times or places. They are also practical, explaining what we need to know and teaching what we want to learn. Suggested here are teddy bear books you may not yet own but will want to add to your bookshelf. Some of these books are recent, some are old but still available as new and some can only be found in the secondary market.

 
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