Friday, February 24, 2006

Come and Join us on the 6th May......

..... for the Apple Pie House event day.

This day will be filled with fun and surprises.

Confirmed for the day so far:-

A Signing by Neil and Barbara Miller of Dean's

and one of the highlights will be the launch of our Dean's Shop Exclusive 2006.

Watch for updates and keep an eye out for pictures of our New Shop Exclusive.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

A Classic Teddy Clown arrives from Steiff.....

......... this wonderful Clown is part of the Steiff classic range.

Teddy Clown is made from brown tipped mohair and he wears a ruff and a pointed clowns hat with yellow pompoms.

This is a great bear at a great price.

to order this bear, please click on the header above.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

A New Year, means a new Club Year......

..........NOW IN STOCK !

Steiff Club packs are now available in store.

Members receive a Steiff Club Kit which includes the 2006 Annual Gift - a 10cm Polar Bear

Your 2006 Annual Club Gift is a lovingly crafted "Hanging Polar Bear" modelled on an original dating from 1925. He is 10cm tall and has a hand-embroidered nose, a purple taffeta ribbon and a bell. He can hang up by an elastic cord with a coloured pompom and ring. The special sized gold-plated button on his left ear and the white ear-tag with red writing show him to be a particularly exclusive Steiff product.

2006 fully illustrated Steiff Catalogue

Quarterly Steiff Club Magazines

The right to purchase several special Steiff collectibles which are available exclusively to Steiff Club members

Personalised Steiff Club Membership Card

2006 Walt Disney Collectors Society membership Pack now available in store.

"Seaside Serenade"
SIZE: 6 inches tall
COMMENTS: Plussing: Ariel's tail is painted with an opalescent paint. This figure is the 2006 Walt Disney Collectors Society membership sculpture.

Membership includes a subscription to "Sketches" magazine and "NewsFlash" newsletter,

a personalized membership card,

advance notice about and invitations to special events,

and a beautiful, full-color catalog featuring every sculpture in the Walt Disney Classics Collection,

plus other surprises!

To join these great clubs, please click on the heading above, this will take you to the Index page, where you will find the two companies listed.

Dean's Club News.........

.......... Message Posted by Dean's on their website:-

"We have been informed by our mohair supplier that the fabric for Hieronymous, the 2006 Club Membership Bear has been delayed at the production stage and will not be with us for another 2 weeks or so. This means that we will not be able to despatch membership packs until mid March at the earliest. We have written to all January renewing members informing them of the delay. For members applying now, please allow around 8 weeks for delivery of your pack. Please note that we do not process your payment until your pack is ready to be sent. We sincerely apologise for the delay due to circumstances beyond our control, and thank all our collectors for their patience and understanding".

To order this little guy, please click on the header above.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Those Comic and Curious Cats are at again.........

........but this time they are on the phone.

Cat Calls is Limited to only 1500 pieces.

I think they maybe calling long distance.

To see these and other great little characters, please click on the header above.

Friday, February 10, 2006

WORLD RECORD PRICE for R John Wright........$41,000.00

The third annual charity auction to benefit the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation (CAAF) took place on Saturday evening, January 28, 2006 in Orlando, Florida during the annual IDEX show. [Visit the Events Section for further details concerning IDEX.] For this effort, many artists and manufacturers graciously donated creations based on classic storybooks and fairytales to reflect the auction theme of "Once Upon A Dream."

Among the donated items was a One-of-a-Kind creation from R. JOHN WRIGHT DOLLS titled "Advice from a Caterpillar." This piece, shown in the photo above, is based on the original illustration by Sir John Tenniel in Lewis Carroll's immortal classic, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Since Alice's adventures turned out to be a dream, the subject fits the theme of the auction "Once Upon A Dream" perfectly! The unique and elaborate piece consists of an all-felt mushroom surrounded by felt leaves and grasses. Seated on the mushroom is a fantastic felt and silk caterpillar smoking an authentically-detailed hookah pipe. The pipe has been handcarved out of wood and embellished with genuine 22-carat gold leaf. Gazing up in wonder, is a diminutive one-of-a-kind all-felt Alice, fully jointed and measuring just 11 3/4" tall. Alice's face is delicately hand painted and she features a meticulously hand-knotted mohair wig. Alice is outfitted as per the original coloured Tenniel illustration in a beautifully tailored Victorian costume of silk and cotton batiste with tiny hand-cobbled leather slippers. These items are mounted on a felt-covered molded papier mache base measuring approximately 23" in diameter. The overall height of the piece is approximately 24".

At the auction, Advice From a Caterpillar realized the evening's highest bid of $41,000 - a world record for an R. John Wright creation. The total for the evening was a stunning $114,000 all of which will go to benefit children with AIDS. The CAAF event was a marvelous example of the positive power of art to bring joy and make a difference.

To see other great pieces by R John Wright, please click on the heading above.

Dean's Collectors Club is still great value.............. £28.00.

Discover the benefits of Britain's best loved Teddy Bear Collectors Club

Free Membership Bear - Hieronymous - on joining

Lapel Pin
Copy of Dean's 2006 Catalogue
3 copies a year of The Club Reporter Magazine
Membership Card
Dean's ball point pen.

As I say all this for just £28.00, who can resist.

To join, click on the Header above.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Dean's announce a sell out already.............

........from their New Spring 2006 Collection.

the bear in question is:-

Blue Bear Ltd Ed. 35

We still have allocation left for this bear so do order as soon as possible.

To order, please click on the header above.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Hi Guys, I am back.............

..........where from some may ask.

Well Steff and I have been over to the Idex Show in Florida, this is a trade show and a great chance for us to meet up with R John Wright and Maggie Iacono of Maggie Made Dolls.

More information to follow soon.

While I was away Zena held the fort and received some deliveries,

so Whats New and In..........

Baby Bear Set

Designer Clown

Red Elephant 1909

1908 Teddy Yellow

To order these and other great Steiff Limited Editions please click on the heading above or for only new product, please type new in the search bar.
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