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The great teddy bear shipwreck mystery

The great teddy bear shipwreck mystery

In 1903, 3,000 teddy bears were sent by ship from Germany to America only for them to disappear. Some claim the bears were the first ever made and would now be the most valuable in the world. So what happened to them? The BBC has the answer!

See the mystery of the missing bears at BBC News

Britain's last surviving teddy bear factory

Britain's last surviving teddy bear factory

Although teddies were invented in Germany and the US in 1902, it was the British who took the teddy bear to their hearts and opened bear making factories all over the country.

Full story at BBC News.

Steiff

Steiff

Steiff are the most famous name of all teddy bears. Founded in 1880 by Margarete Steiff, they celebrated their 125th anniversary in 2005. Several old Steiff bears have been sold at auction for record breaking figures over the last 12 years, with the now famous 'Teddy girl' fetching a record breaking £110,000. Several bears have since surpassed this figure. Steiff are not only famous for Teddy bears, as toys and animals have always played a big part in the Steiff company since the company began. The high quality of Steiff products still remains in all of their products, from the keyrings, right up to the popular classic teddy bears, animals and limited edition pieces.

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Deans Bears

Deans Bears

The Deans Rag Book Company (1903) is Britain's oldest toy manufacturer. They provide a range of specialist collector bears including miniatures. Most are manufactured is small editions of between 10 and 100.

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Charlie Bears

Charlie Bears

A range of plush and limited edition mohair teddy bears from this extremely popular UK Company. We are a Charlie Bears Premier Club Store operating the Charlie Bears 'Best Friends store' programme. The entire Charlie Bears collection of teddies are available here at Ashby Bears.

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Clemens

Clemens

A superb range of bears and friends made in Germany since 1948. Today the Clemens company is a well-known plush animals company in Germany. Already since the beginning the teddy bears and animals have conquered many children's hearts in Germany and abroad. Hans Clemens, the founder of the company is in well-deserved retirement for some years - after passing on the management of the company to his son Peter. He is however still keeping a suspicious, but very kind-hearted eye on the continuation of his work.

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Hermann Teddy Original

Hermann Teddy Original

Hermann Teddy Original - those bears with the famous red seal -come from a long line of family-made European Teddies. It all began back in 1907, in the remote village of Neufang, Germany, where a fellow by the name of Johann Hermann persuaded his family to join him in making Teddy Bears.

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Boyds

Boyds

Based in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania USA, The Boyds Collection have gone from strength to strength since their founder Gary Lowenthal started the company back in 1979.

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Deb Canham

Deb Canham

Now available from Ashby Bears, The superb range of miniatures from Deb Canham Artist Designs! All Deb's furry friends are made with the finest German mohairs. Every D.C.A.D. item comes with a hang tag stating his/ her name, the name of the collection it belongs to, its number in the edition and bears the artist's signature.

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Brooklin Models

Brooklin Models

The Brooklin collection is an evolving series of 1:43 scale models from America's automotive past - perhaps the most influential cars in the world. These models are precision cast in heavy white metal from handcrafted patterns and painted individually in authentic colours with chromed brightwork, white wall tyres where applicable and simulated glass windows. The Brooklin Collection represents over four decades of the American Automotive industry with new models being introduced on a regular basis and are acknowledged as being the best value-for-money, hand built collectables in the world.

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O'Neill Vintage Ford

O'Neill Vintage Ford

This is our Sister company, founded by David, the owner of Ashby Bears. O'Neill Vintage Ford specialises in vintage car parts for old Fords from 1928 up to 1948. David's passion for old Fords has brought him to the forefront in supplying parts to owners of these fabulous cars. You can also view books, gifts , model cars, plus a great range of ladies handbags with a difference, all the way from the USA.

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Woodlander

Woodlander

Woodlander is an independent retailer of modern and interesting household and lifestyle products. We stock far more than is listed in the web pages. Our staff pride themselves on being helpful, so if you can't find what you want on this website, just give them a call and they will do their best to help

www.woodlander.com

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