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Bear Hospital - A Tail of Two Bears PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dot Bird   
Thursday, 09 January 2014 14:21


It’s been a busy time here at my house; there are many bears that require restoring and tender loving care — here are two more for you to see and share their lovely stories!

Sticker Shock PDF Print E-mail
Written by Beth Phillips   
Sunday, 01 June 2008 00:00

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
Written by Trina Laube   
Sunday, 01 June 2008 00:00

Every collector should learn these teddy terms!

A Den of One’s Own PDF Print E-mail
Written by Trina Laube   
Friday, 01 February 2008 00:00

Beth Phillips groups together a few of her vintage bears for a simple but striking display atop a dresser. It is often a good idea to keep vintage and valuable bears in a place that can be closed or locked, particularly if pets or small children are frequent visitors to your home. Photo by Beth PhillipsCreating a place just for Teddy makes collecting even more enjoyable!


Displaying your collectible teddy bears can be just as fun and imaginative as when you were a child arranging stuffed animals around the table for a tea party. Whether you display your bears in one room or throughout your home, creating a special space for your treasured teddies adds to the delight of collecting.

On the Plush Side PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ken Yenke   
Saturday, 01 December 2007 00:00

A pair of Bing jumping mohair chimpanzees from 1919 are soft-stuffed, fully jointed and when wound will take small jumps, enough to go across a 20-foot floor area. There is a Bing tag on their right arm. Selling for about $2 each in 1919, they bring more than $1,500 today. Ken Yenke explains the evolution and collectibility of plush animals.


Several years ago, I wrote a feature article for Teddy Bear Review about the Hagenbeck Circus—there can be no real study about animals becoming plush toys without including a look at Karl Hagenbeck’s Animal Circus.

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