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A Collector's Guide To Teddy Bears

The ultimate compendium of the ultimate companions. It's well known that President Roosevelt catapulted the teddy bear into American culture, but, in fact, the history of the teddy bear is rich and began in Germany. Today, teddy bears are big business at retail stores, on the web and among collectors, and their appeal is worldwide. In this authoritative reference book Judith Miller includes archival illustrations that mark the teddy bear's history from the 1920s to the 1970s, when bear artists and artisans took over from the traditional manufacturers, many of which had shut their doors. The book also features specially commissioned photographs of adorable teddy bears from public and private collections, and it gives information about the many styles, designers and makers, from antique Steiff bears to modern limited-edition bears. All of the important manufacturers and crafters of teddy bears are covered, including Bing, Chad Valley, Farnell, Ideal, Merrythough, Schuco and, of course, Steiff. A Collector's Guide to Teddy Bears is a sweet homage to the teddy bear as a child's best friend. As a comprehensive resource on this highly sought-after collector's item, it will appeal to the many thousands of fans and serious collectors.

Paperback: 304 pages

Publisher: Firefly Books (August 26, 2010)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 155407777X

ISBN-13: 978-1554077779

Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #1,150,108 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #28 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Dolls, Toys & Figurines > Teddy Bears #2308 in Books > Reference > Encyclopedias & Subject Guides > Antiques & Collectibles

This one was for my wife and she likes it. She has several books on Teddy Bears and this is a welcomed addition to her Teddy Bear library. As with all of our orders, the response was fast, the packaging good and it arrived in great condition. A.R.

This is a small book which is beautifully photographed. The book is filled with information about teddy bears and is very helpful to the collector. It is a handy size to take along on bear hunting trips.

Every bear collector needs to add this book to their library. Great pictures and a lot of different bears from other books. Broad price ranges, but that's okay.

My wife, being a Teddy Bears collector loved the book.It contains lots of infos she was looking for.We have ordered more books related to the subject.

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