Retired Steiff Bears
60TH ANNIVERSARY PADDINGTON ORNAMENT
60TH ANNIVERSARY PADDINGTON ORNAMENT - A LICENSED STEIFF CHARACTER
Licensed products are within the Steiff range of bears and this means that they have been given a licence to entitle them to make some of the famous characters from cartoons and films. Enthusiasts and collectors are fascinated by how Steiff have interpreted them and how authentic they are to the original and love seeing their favourite character come to life.......just like this wonderful addition to their growing range.
Size: 12cm (4¾")
LIMITED EDITION OF 1958 - UK, IRELAND AND USA EXCLUSIVE
Mrs brown bent down. "You're a very small bear," she said. "I'm a very rare sort of bear," he replied importantly. "There aren't many of us left where I come from." "And where is that?" asked Mrs Brown. "Darkest Peru". Michael Bond based Paddington Bear on a lonely Teddy bear he noticed on a shelf in a London store on Christmas Eve 1956, which he bought as a present for his wife. The bear inspired Bond to write a story; A Bear Called Paddington - first published on 13th October 1958. Little could he have known then how many people around the world woudl come to know, love and adore his small bear from darkest Peru. To celebrate the marmalade-loving BAFT nominated bear's 60th anniversary Steiff were honoured and thrilled to offer a design which paid homage to Peggy Fortnum, the first illustrator to draw Paddington Bear for Michael Bond's children's books. She was commissioned to illustrate the first volume of adventures, A Bear Called Paddington, in black and white drawings, in 1958, and worked on the next eight Paddington books. Her illustrations made the idea of a bear from Peru arriving at Paddington station with a suitcase and being adopted by an ordinary family seem perfectly reasonable. Following the wonderfully popular 60th anniversary Bear, Steiff are delighted to offer this deliciously scrumptious weenie Paddington only 12cm tall, but ginormous in character. With a red ribbon attached he can become your constant companion wherever you may be. He can even decorate your Christmas tree. He is exclusive to the UK, Ireland and USA and is made in a limited edition of 1958 pieces. He follows extremely proudly behind the hugely successful paw prints of his big brother.
He has the famous gold plated "Button in Ear" and a white label with red writing, showing that he is only limited to 1958 pieces, exclusive to the UK and Ireland, making a very collectable bear.
Free Steiff presentation box and numbered limited edition certificate of authenticity
This product is not a toy and is intended for adult collectors only.
We are an established Steiff Club Store, so you can buy in confidence from us. We are an established Steiff Club Store, so you can buy in confidence from us.
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