Steiff 60th Anniversary Paddington Bear Cinnamon Mohair Jointed 28cm Ltd 690495

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Steiff60th Anniversary Paddington BearMrs 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 how many 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.EAN – 690495 Production Limited to 1,958 pieces worldwide Made from finest cinnamon mohair5 – Way JointedHeight: 28.0 cm  (11.0 inches)Surface washableWith safety eyesWith gold plated ‘Button In Ear’ Brand New – never displayed, only removed from box to check certificateCollege Street Originals:  College Street Originals has been trading for over 28 years as an Independant Retail Gift Shop on the High Street in Gloucester. All the products we sell are brand new, unless otherwise stated. If you have questions, feel free to contact usPayment Options: We accept payment by Paypal, Postal Orders and Cheques (Item posted when cleared). Postage: Proof of posting is obtained for every package from Royal Mail. All items are despatched within 24hrs. (Excluding Public Holidays) We are happy to combine items and reduce the postage costs as much as possible. Thank you for viewing

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