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A Collector's Guide to Teddy Bears

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The ultimate compendium of the ultimate companions.

It's well known that President Roosevelt catapulted the teddy bear into American culture, but, in fact, the history of the teddy bear is rich and began in Germany. Today, teddy bears are big business at retail stores, on the web and among collectors, and their appeal is worldwide.

In this authoritative reference book Judith Miller includes archival illustrations that mark the teddy bear's ...

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Overview

The ultimate compendium of the ultimate companions.

It's well known that President Roosevelt catapulted the teddy bear into American culture, but, in fact, the history of the teddy bear is rich and began in Germany. Today, teddy bears are big business at retail stores, on the web and among collectors, and their appeal is worldwide.

In this authoritative reference book Judith Miller includes archival illustrations that mark the teddy bear's history from the 1920s to the 1970s, when bear artists and artisans took over from the traditional manufacturers, many of which had shut their doors. The book also features specially commissioned photographs of adorable teddy bears from public and private collections, and it gives information about the many styles, designers and makers, from antique Steiff bears to modern limited-edition bears. All of the important manufacturers and crafters of teddy bears are covered, including Bing, Chad Valley, Farnell, Ideal, Merrythough, Schuco and, of course, Steiff.

A Collector's Guide to Teddy Bears is a sweet homage to the teddy bear as a child's best friend. As a comprehensive resource on this highly sought-after collector's item, it will appeal to the many thousands of fans and serious collectors.

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Editorial Reviews

The Upper Canadian Antique Showcase - James W. Bond
Teddy bears have been with us for over a century and Judith Miller, while not nearly as long in the tooth as a number of the prize Teds captured in her latest book, has employed all her talents for organization, erudition and coaxing up the perfect picture from her collaborators in bringing us Teddy's history and current status as a collectible icon. Very nearly as irresistible as its subject, A Collector's Guide to Teddy Bears is, as we've come to expect from Miller and Firefly Books, a fine piece of bookdom. It tells the origins of the Teddy, covers all the major players in the global design and production of the toy and provides well-considered context for valuation. With generous index and an acknowledgments page that's as handy as the list of Teddy Bear museums, A Collector's Guide to Teddy Bears is a solid bet for the novice collector, the old hand and for any of Teddy's many admirers.
Antique Week
A Collector's Guide to Teddy Bears is like a downscaled coffee-table book, big on photos and with just enough information to keep you pausing between pages.
Collectors Journal
Irresistible and nostalgic, A Collector's Guide to Teddy Bears is also a comprehensive resource that will appeal to many teddy bear fans and serious collectors alike.
Maine Antique Digest
Histories of some famous teddy bears, such as Paddington and Winnie-the-Pooh, are fun to read, as are the teddy bear quotations placed throughout the book. These extras add interest to this simple price guide.
North Shore News - Terry Peters
They are soft and cuddly but they may also be valuable. That teddy bear that has sat on the shelf for years could be worth more than just fond memories. Antique appraiser Judith Miller provides a description and rating of hundreds of teddy bears. Each one is featured in a colour photograph and they have been divided into chapters based on where they were made. This includes many established names like Steiff, Farnell, Chad Valley and others that are grouped together by type, such as early American, artists and limited editions. Page after page of charming bears appear, each one capable of evoking a warm bit of nostalgia. Scattered throughout the book are bits of information on specific bears and their creators.
San Jose Mercury News - Steven Wayne Yvaska
Judith Miller's endearing A Collector's Guide to Teddy Bears is a volume any admirer of these furry friends wouldn't mind discovering inside a stocking on Christmas morn. The lovable faces on all the bears on parade in this paperback are sure to elicit oohs and aahs over and over again. If you do not already have your own cuddly companion, this guide will likely have you rushing out to your nearest toy emporium to adopt one.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554077779
  • Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 8/26/2010
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Judith Miller is one of the world's leading experts in antiques and the co-author of the international best-selling annual Miller's Antique Price Guide. She is the author of more than 100 books, which are held in high regard in the antiques trade.

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