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The Big Bear Book (Schiffer Military/Aviation History)

Discusses teddy bear origins, leading manufacturers, and private collections; explains bear components and terminology; and includes prices for collectible bears.

Series: Schiffer Military/Aviation History

Hardcover: 202 pages

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing; First Edition (1st printing) edition (December 1, 1996)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0764301233

ISBN-13: 978-0764301230

Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.9 x 11.3 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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"The Big Bear Book" is indeed one big book! But, don't let the size fool you. The text in this book is minimal compared to the size of the book. It reviews the history of teddy bears and gives a paragraph description of many of the main manufacturers. It also includes a chapter with information teddy bear events, museums, and shops. Famous teddy bears and notable teddy bear people are also mentioned.What I love most about this book are the full color photos that fill almost every page of this book. Sidebars identify the bears shown, and suggest a value for the bear. Some bears are shown simply, without scene or setting, but many are shown with props, or even in the out of doors! Most of the bears are traditional, historic or famous bears (such as Alfonzo, and Winnie the Pooh) and many of those are Steiff. There are some artist bears included in this book, but they also resemble their traditional bookmates.This is a great coffee table book for teddy bear lovers. I have a bookshelf full of teddy bear books, and this one is a book I reach for again and again when I want to enjoy wonderful photographs of the bears of my dreams.

I purchased this book because I am constructing a bear for a friend of mine and wanted to get the look of my bear right. I am using a leather coat with suede accents and a mink collar to make this bear. We know the coat is thirty years old and I wanted the bear to look like bears might have looked in that era. I found a lot of useful information on construction and aging of bears in this book. Good book for anyone interested in bears period.

There was a problem with the post office not being able to deliver the book. The problem was probably a scam, butAwesomebooksusa kept on top of it--I got the book and was completely satisfied. They did everything possible tohelp me and resolve the problem. It was an older book, but they went out of their way to solve the problem.

Great book lots of history that I found very interesting

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