My name is Debbie Reis and I have been collecting and selling old teddy bears for many years. During that time very many bears of all shapes and sizes have passed through my hands. English bears such as Chad Valley, Chiltern, Merrythought and Farnell are popular, as are bears from the Continent such as the French Fadaps and German Steiff and Hermann bears to name but a few. American bears also come along quite frequently.
The bears on the site are all well cleaned before being put up for sale, and any small repairs such as seams coming adrift and loose eyes are also dealt with. Please keep in mind that most bears will show some signs of age as most of them will be in excess of 60 years old and have been played with at some time in their lives, but I try to provide a good and accurate description of each bear. Don't hesitate to message me if you have any queries about any product for sale on the site, or bear that you may be looking for.
From time to time, there are also other vintage stuffed toys for sale on the site. These cats, dogs and other animals fit in well with a bear "hug" and the ones sold here are of similar age. They were made by the major bear manufacturers. Steiff in particular is renowned not only for its bears, but for creating toy replicas of virtually any animal you could think of, and is still operating today.
At the present time, regretfully I can only post bears within the UK, and shipping is free. All bears are posted by Special Delivery, (guaranteed next day delivery) with insurance.
Please be aware that all the products on this site are antique and vintage items and not suitable to be used as toys by children. Thank you.