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Boyds Tracker Plush: Value Guide, Second Edition, Vol. 1 of 2
Beth Phhillips (Editor)
0972864644
December 6, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
This is the second edition of the Boyds Tracker Plush Value Guide. This is an in indispensable pricing reference for collectors of plush animals produced by The Boyds Collection Ltd. It contains the latest secondary market pricing, including early pieces and variations. The companion volume is Boyds Tracker Resin.


In Praise of Teddy Bears
Philippa Waring
0285634100
Apr 1998
Paperback
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Ready-to-Use Teddy Bear Illustrations
Ted Menten
0486249433
September 1985
Paperback
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Book Description
Nearly 300 copyright-free teddies in every conceivable pose and activity: boy and girl bears with bows, hats, sweaters, hearts, and bouquets; teddy carrying a birthday cake, juggling, holding a megaphone, dressed in tails and top hat; plus dozens of designs with framed space for written messages.


The Story of the Steiff Teddy Bear
Gunther Pfeiffer
0715316060
Sept 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Learn the history and story of the ever-popular Steiff Teddy Bear through color photographs and commentary! A host of mysteries have arisen surrounding the jointed teddy's creation over 100 years ago in the small town of Giengen, Germany - who created him, what did he look like, and just where did his name come from. This informative and entertaining guide reveals a great deal of interesting and valuable information about the history and production of every model of the Steiff Teddy Bear. Inside readers will find over 250 illustrations including rare archive photographs depicting the process from the very beginning. In addition to the story of the making of the bears, information and commentary is presented about what they meant to people of all ages and the current market for Steiff collectors. It's an essential...


Steiff Identification & Price Guide
Linda Mullins
0875886124
August 1, 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Devoted to Steiff, Linda Mullins' newest identification & price guide looks at the oldest and most famous of all bear makers. Producing plush animals since 1902, Steiff is clearly the leader in desirability and value because of its impeccable quality and craftsmanship. Collectors of Steiff will enjoy the 350 beautiful photographs of their favorite Steiff animals, and find the secondary market price guide to be accurate and informative. This book contains bears and other Steiff animals from 1904 to the present line of 2001. In addition, there are guidelines for buying and selling, and tips for identifying your Steiff animal. Museum replicas, special and limited edition Steiff, along with Walt Disney World(r) convention bears and Steiff collector's club special edition animals are part of this all-encompassing guide...


Have Yourself a Beary Little Christmas
Patrick Regan
0740746812
Sept 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Have Yourself a Beary Little Christmas joins the books, toys, and accessories that have made Boyds so popular among consumers. Giving this memorable gift lets you deck the halls with Boyds bears and embrace the whimsy and magic of the season. Christmas doesn't get warmer or fuzzier!Long known for plush animals and related accessories, Boyds Collection keepsakes are a tradition in households throughout America. Some of the sentiments in this book include:- At Christmas, everyone seems to be just a tad more merry.- Christmas is a time to embrace longtime traditions and create fun new ones.- As the big day grows closer, it gets harder and harder to think about anything else.- It seems Christmas has a magical way of bringing out the best in everyone.This year's latest Christmas book is perfect for relatives, friends,...


Ty Beanies Tracker Guide
Karen Holmes (Contributor), Becky Estenssoro (Contributor)
0972864660
August 30, 2005
Paperback
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Teddy Bears
Marc Hoberman
1919734341
March 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
This highly collectible first edition of an adorable new book of teddy bear portraits is destined to become a classic! Captured in their "natural habitats" by talented photographer and avid teddy bear collector Marc Hoberman, these bears are sure to enchant and amuse all who open the pages of this book. Readers will smile with delight at the winsome teddy bears who appear on these pages, sometimes on a picnic, or making friends with a passing butterfly, or simply sitting alone in a forest at twilight. These portraits bring to life the spirit and charm of the world's most loved, collected and enduring toy. In addition, Marc Hoberman has written the witty and entertaining text that accompanies these intimate photographic masterpieces. The foreword was penned by Leyla Maniera, a leading international authority on...


Terri Lee Dolls Identification and Price Guide
Peggy Wiedman Casper
0875885667
January 22, 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Collectors will love this warm encyclopedia guide to these distinctive baby boomer dolls of the 1940s and 1950s! All dolls are pictured in color with their original costumes and the latest collector prices. From the Gene Autry doll, to the Hispanic Terri Lee dolls, learn what makes these dolls so special to collectors! The book guides the reader through the background and creation of the Terri Lee dolls, from the early composition dolls, to the painted plastic, vinyl, and hard plastic dolls, to the recreation of Terri Lee dolls in 1999 and current introductions. Also features a price guide with year 2000 values!

About the Author
A life-long collector of dolls, Peggy Wiedman Casper has spent the past 20 years concentrating her work on Terri Lee dolls. She has traced the Lee...


I Love You Beary Much
Patrick Regan
0740746820
Dec 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
I Love You Beary Much is your favorite pair of slippers and a cup of hot chocolate in book form! It offers a furry, friendly smile that will soften the staunchest curmudgeon and enchant the dearest friend. As the foremost authority on teddy bears, Boyds offers the perfect gift book to say "I love you." I Love You Beary Much is perfect for Valentine's Day, birthdays, anniversaries, and any day with the letter "Y" in it! In this sweet, cuddly book, each meaningful thought is paired with an adorable Boyds Collection bear. Here are just a few:- My secret love is sweeter than honey.- I love my sweetie more than ice cream-and you know that's saying something! - Being with the amazing person makes me feel like anything is possible. I Love You Beary Much offers up precious sentiments with the timelessness and comfort...


The Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon, the Death of Teddy's Bear, and the Sovereign Exception of Guantanamo
Magnus Fiskesjo
0972819614
September 2003
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Book Description
Each Thanksgiving, the president of the United States symbolically pardons one turkey from the fate of serving as a holiday dinner. In this pamphlet, anthropologist Magnus Fiskesjö uncovers the hidden horrors of such rituals connected with the power of pardon, from the annual turkey to the pardoning of the original Teddy Bear. It is through these ritualized and perpetually remembered acts of mercy, Fiskesjö contends, that we might come to understand the exceptional--and troubling--status of the "War on Terror" prisoners being held by the United States at Guantánamo Bay.

"In The Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon, Swedish anthropologist Magnus Fiskesjö, see in the annual presidential reprieve of an otherwise doomed turkey something much more than a lark. (Just ask a vegetarian; it's no joke.)...


Identification and Price Guide to Winnie the Pooh Collectibles
Carol J. Smith
076285149X
Aug 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
This one-of-a-kind identification and price guide provides the origins and dates of a variety of authorized Winnie the Pooh and friends collectibles. Includes: Pooh, Piglet, Tiger, Eeyore, Owl, Kanga, Baby Roo, and Christopher Robin as well as these manufacturers: Sears, the Disney Store, R. John Wright, Gund, Agnes Brush, Knickerbocker, Horsman, Enesco, and Schmid. 187 illustrations, 76 in color! 120 pages. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author
Carol lives in Washington State with her husband and two young boys. She has a doctorate degree in Zoology and works as a Fish Biologist for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Her interest in Pooh items began as a child, when the World of Pooh was given to her by her parents, and has...


The Century of the Teddy Bear
Constance King
1851492674


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Teddy Bears: Beth Van Hoesen
Beth Van Hoesen (Illustrator)
0965881148
March 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Oddly moving, serious, fine-art paintings of people's beloved Teddy Bears. In 1995, San Francisco artist Beth Van Hoesen began painting teddy bears, a subject perplexing to those who knew her as a serious painter and printmaker. Over the next five years, she borrowed dozens of stuffed bears to create a collection celebrating the teddy bear - not as a cultural icon, but as a lifelong companion. She treats her subject with truth and affection, creating strangely intimate portraits of these 36 bears, each accompanied by a few words from the bear's owner or maker.

About the Author
Beth Van Hoesen is represented in the permanent collections of New York's Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Norton Simon Museum, and London's...


The Big B-E-A-R Book
Dee Hockenberry
0764301233
Jan 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
This treasury contains all you ever wanted to know about amusing bear love, those charming toy bears, and some of the most famous bear makers over the years. Today, toy bears continue to enchant people of all ages as they have since the beginning of this century. The book celebrates over 400 of the most appealing toy bears and their makers the world over (including manufacturers Steiff, Bing, Schuco, Hermann, Gabrielle, Ideal, Knickerbocker, Farnell, Chad Valley...and talented individual makers found everywhere). Author Dee Hockenberry points you to the leading public collections in England, Europe, and the United States and guides you to find other enthusiasts at bear shows, conventions, and private shops. She defines and explains their components and terminology and comments on their values, including price ranges...


Costumed Teddy Bears: 14 Patterns for Bears in Body Suits (Creative Crafters)
Celia Baham
0942620542
December 20, 2001
Paperback
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The Teddy Bear Men
Linda Mullins
0875886310
January 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
The two most important names in teddy bear history, President Theodore Roosevelt and cartoonist Clifford Berryman, are brought to light through the wealth of Teddy Bear collectibles and mementos. Commemorate the 100th anniversary of the teddy bear with this, one of the few, books on the subject!


Bears and Dolls in Advertising: Guide to Collectible Characters and Critters
Robert Reed
0930625196


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The Bear Made Me Buy It
Joyce Gerardi Rinehart
0764307347
June 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
For bear lovers and advertising buffs alike, collectors and non-collectors, this book is a must; it is destined to become "the" definitive reference work on bears that advertise products. With more than 500 previously unpublished color photographs, this first-of-its-kind book spotlights bears used to entice us to purchase products. More than three dozen collectors have shared their bear treasures of great diversity, from expensive limited editions to easily affordable bears found hibernating at flea markets and thrift shops. The bears advertise readily recognized trademarked products and appear on signage and packaging, as well as "bearly" edible foods and "other beary good stuff." This comprehensive look into the what, where, and how of advertising bears is sure to include your favorites.

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Teddy Bears and Steiff Animals
Margaret Fox Mandel
0891453563
May 1987
Paperback
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Bingt Bears and Other Toys
Ken Yenke
0764311158
February 1, 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
Meet the lovable teddy bears and toys produced by the famous Gebru**der Bing toy company. This engaging text is illustrated with 372 enchanting color photographs. Once among the world's premier toy companies, Bing manufactured teddy bears of many sizes and talents. Some of the bears presented here perform tricks, walk, tumble, and growl to the delight of young and old. Other clever toys produced by this prolific firm include miniature sewing machines and phonographs, train sets and buildings, and other stuffed and mechanical animals. Provided in this book is the history of the Gebru**der Bing company and designers, the tale of Bing's current revival, and information about the modern day bears the company is producing (based on the company's much loved original patterns). Values are included in the captions. This book...


Postmodern Pooh
Frederick Crews
0865476543
January 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In 1964, a young English professor at Berkeley published The Pooh Perplex, a slim academic satire purporting to collect a dozen critical essays on Winnie-the-Pooh. Insightful and searingly funny, it took academia by storm and gave the humanities a much-needed poke in the ribs. Little known then, Crews would become a highly influential cultural critic, whose humor and clarity leaven many books more serious than Pooh. Now, concluding a "long if uneventful career of devotion to humanistic values and to Pooh," Crews has issued a sequel, which is, if possible, more trenchant and hilarious than the original. This is partly circumstantial, the English Lit profession having become more self-parodying than ever. In 11 sham essays (complete with footnotes of brilliantly chosen actual texts), Crews takes on deconstruction,...


Teddy Bears and Stuffed Animals
Milton R. Friedberg
0764309331
Sept 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Who can resist the appeal of a cuddly Teddy Bear? Children and adults alike are charmed by the affectionate demeanor of these favored companions. Among the most distinctive of bears are those produced by the company currently operating under the trade name of "Hermann Teddy Original*r" and formerly known as Gebrder Hermann. Using over 1500 color photos, this comprehensive book provides an in-depth study of the company's products from 1913 to 1998. Author Milton R. Friedberg provides an overview of the Hermann family history and the company's origins, followed by an extensive, detailed survey of the myriad Teddy Bears and stuffed animals. Listings include model numbers, names, descriptions, sizes, logos and arm tags, current values, and more. Also provided is a separate listing of Hermann Bears with unidentified model...


Bears With an Attitude
Joyce Gerardi Rinehart
0764310461
Aug 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Conservationist Smokey BearT and over 400 of his friends who educate, give community service, play sports, and travel to popular places are gathered to share their distinct "attitudes." Each of these stuffed bear toys promotes a message from the organization for which it is the advocate. Tree Bear plants new trees, police bears fight drug use and promote safety, storybook bears educate children about life, and sports bears represent hero athletes. You will recognize so many. Over 425 color photos, a very informative text, captions, and a price guide make this book essential for all bear enthusiasts. In the huge world of stuffed animals, these popular bears carry important messages to their communities and they make wonderful collectibles, if you can take the attitudes.

About the...


Muffy Vanderbear Identification and Price Guide (Muffy Vanderbear Identification & Price Guide)
Ann Gehlbach
0875884776


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Book Description
A collector's dream began in 1984 with Muffy's first words "Life is one big dress up!" This cute little 7 inch bear came dressed for every occasion. Muffy Identification and Price Guide provides all the information on Muffy's various ensembles, year introduced, year retired, costume descriptions for the whole family, variations in costumes, and secondary market values. A definitive guide to Muffy's life! 120 color photos. 112 pages.

From the Back Cover
A collector's dream began in 1984 with Muffy's first words "Life is one big dress up!" From that point on, the cute little 7" plush bear and her family have filled our world with adventures and many, many outfits. There was a Muffy for every occasion and even some other family members like Cornelius, Alice, Fluffy, Fuzzy,...


Carving Teddy Bears with Kelley Stadelman
Kelley Stadelman
0887408907
January 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
Teddy bears have wonderful effects on people. Even the most hard-nosed pragmatist is moved to cuddle these bundles of fluff. With her great eye for character and her elegant simplicity of carving, Kelley Stadelman captures the spirit of the teddy bear in this step-by-step guide to carving. With color photographs illustrating each phase, from laying out the blank to painting and antiquing the finished product, the carver will enjoy transforming a block of wood into a lovable bear. One project, the "Teddy Bear Boy," is carved completely for the book. In addition there are patterns for other bears, with a gallery to show the finished creations. This is a great book for carvers of all ages., 250 color photos, patterns, gallery, 8 1/2" x 11"


Collecting Teddy Bears
Sally Taylor
1577170040
November 1998
Hardcover
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Teddy Bear Encyclopedia
Pauline Cockrill, et al
078948000X
August 1, 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
After 100 years, the teddy bear is still very much in vogue. This best-selling encyclopedia is a fascinating way to find out why bears have such long-lasting appeal with collectors all over the world. All the Bear Necessities: Read about the all-time, best-loved bears, from the original "teddy" to Winnie-the-Pooh, with new features on the latest collectibles such as Beanie Bear, and the Millennium Bears. An invaluable resource for collectors at every level, The Teddy Bear Encyclopedia lists everything from identifying features and materials used, to profiles of the bear designers, to essential details of care and repair. Charming and Classic Collectibles: With plush profiles of beautifully photographed collector's bears from Steiff's "Teddy Girl" to the newest limited editions, this remarkable book contains a wealth of...

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