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Steiff - Paddington Bear TM 60th Anniversary

PADDINGTON BEAR™ - 60TH ANNIVERSARY made of finest  mohair, cinnamon, 5-way  jointed,  surface  washable limited  edition  of  1,958  pieces with  gold-plated  "Button  in  Ear.

PADDINGTON BEAR™ © Paddington  and  Company  Limited  2018 From the  Paddington  Bear  Books  by  Michael  Bond Illustrated  by  Peggy  Fortnum Paddington  Bear™,  Paddington™  and  PB™  are  trademarks Of Paddington  and  Company  Limited Licensed  by  Copyrights  Group

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  13  October  1958.  Little  could  he  have  known  then how many people  from  around  the  world  would  come  to  know,  love  and  adore  his  small  bear  from darkest  Peru. "Paddington  is  eternally  optimistic  and  always  comes  back  for  more, no  matter  howmany times  his  hopes  are  dashed,"  "It's  simply  the  joy  of  a  little  bear  who  is  an  outsider  getting into scrapes  and  mishaps  -  always  with  the  best  of intentions  - and  coming out  on  top  every  time."  Michael Bond To  celebrate  the  marmalade-loving  BAFT  nominated  bear’s  60th  anniversary  Steiff  are  honoured  and thrilled  to  offer  two  winning designs. Our  first  Paddington  pays  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  line  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. This  special anniversary  Paddington  comes  complete  with  a  specially  commissioned  60th  anniversary  logo.

EAN690495

Size : 28cm

Limited Edition : 1958

Not suitable for children - adult collectors only

Surface wash only

Made in Germany

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£199.00

  

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