Teddy Bears: A Complete Guide to History, Collecting, and Care

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9780028604176: Teddy Bears: A Complete Guide to History, Collecting, and Care

Covering every facet of bear-collecting, this book combines a visual treatment of the wealth of bears--350 in all--with solid information about their background, manufacture, and care, including how to start a collection. Organized by country, the book includes a healthy section on the U.S. and others on Germany, France, Australia, and Japan. 670 color photos.

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Teddy Bears: A Complete Guide To History, Collecting And Care is a glossy gourmet guide to teddies around the world. More than 670 lavish full-color photos bring to life 350 classic bears, celebrated and humble, with many that have never been seen in print until now. Organized by country, Teddy Bears takes the readers on a world tour of teddy bear makers, In addition to chronicling nearly a century of teddy bear lore, it charts the evolution of their shape and design from the original "Teddy" to famous personalities such as Winnie the Pooh. , Paddington bear, and Tarquin (mascot of an RAF squadron in World War II). Teddy Bears is an irresistible visual guide that embraces every facet of the world of bears including: how to star a collection; current price ranges for both antique and modern bears; historical tidbits and bear facts; bear care, repair , and restoration; anecdotes and biographies of bears in history; and much, much more! Complete with glossary, bibliography, useful addresses, and a calendar of teddy bear events throughout the world, Teddy Bears is certain to delight anyone who has ever loved a stuffed bear! -- Midwest Book Review

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From Steiff to Paddington and from Pooh to Muffy Vanderbear, stuffed teddy bears have for years been trusted and adored friends of old and young alike. In this generously illustrated guide, the authors provide aficionados with a wide range of information. The text is organized by country (with a 10-page section on the U.S.), listing a variety of teddy bear manufacturers complete with defining characteristics of their bears as well as current and collector prices. A section on designer bears and one entitled "A Bear Lover's Guide," which includes information on repair and restoration, storage, available magazines, and location of museums and fairs, round out the presentation. And even those who aren't interested in the teddy bear facts and lore will enjoy browsing, for the crisp photos are, like the teddys themselves, eye-catching and "bearly" resistible. Barbara Elleman

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