The World's Most Famous Teddy Bears

13 Jun 2018 18:36
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The teddy bear, that adorable 20th century icon and everybody's favourite childhood soft toy, has an enviable pedigree. Inspired into existence over a hundred decades ago by no less than a former President of the USA at America, and almost simultaneously in Germany, teddy bears proceeded to catch the public imagination as no other stuffed toy has ever done thus far. It was eminently cuddly, endearing and comforting. Small wonder than nearly everyone, from distinguished statesmen to the child in the neighbourhood clamoured for you personally.

Were you aware that in 1985, London's auction house Christies maintained its first-ever auction of old teddy bears? Teddy bears are, without doubt, everyone's favorite stuffed animal.

Here are a Few of the all-time favorites:

1. Winnie the Pooh / Pooh Bear

Winnie the Pooh is arguably one of the most well-known bears . He is a fictional character created by A.A Milne, a highly regarded author and playwright. His arrival has an intriguing story…

During a regular halt of a train transporting soldiers out of Winnipeg (Manitoba, Canada) to eastern Canada through the WWI, at White River, Ontario, a young lieutenant Harry Colebourn bought a small female black bear cub in the man who'd just shot its mommy.

In December 1919, Colebourn introduced the London Zoo with Winnie in which it immediately became a massive attraction. The London Zoo became Winnie's home till she died in 1934.

Christopher Robin, son of writer A.A. Milne, used to love this little, black bear and'd nicknamed his very own stuffed bear'Winnie'. It was his son's fascination for this bear that prompted Milne to compose a complete set of books about Winnie the Pooh. Incidentally, the title of Pooh originally belonged to a swan.

Nowadays, children's toy stores are dominated by Pooh paraphernalia. There are Winnie-the-Pooh bears, clothing, bedding, animated cartoons, and even web sites.

2. Paddington Bear

A classic among children's literature, Paddington Bear was charming children of all ages since it was first created with a British writer, Michael Bond, in 1958.

Bond chanced upon a teddy bear sitting somewhat forlornly onto a shelf at a store near Paddington Station in London in 1956. Something about this solitary monster caught Bond's creativity and he shortly penned the first book called'A Bear Called Paddington'. adorable teddy bear names is actually an immigrant who hailed from Darkest Peru. He hid himself on the lifeboat of a boat and arrived in England, as advised by his Aunt Lucy who had reared him .

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