Category: Teddy Bear Collectors

A History of Raikes Bears

Raikes Bears are a bit different from the traditional teddy bear. Instead of a soft face made of fabric and stuffing, Raikes Bears have a distinctive look with their carved wooden faces. A popular choice for many years, may be wondering why these bears can’t be found in the toy store still today. Let’s explore… Read more »

A Look at the Past of Steiff Bears

For more than a century, teddy bears have been a popular childhood toy, and even a lifelong keepsake. While many people know that the bears got their name from President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, not as many know the unique history of one German woman and how her family’s designs would go on to impact lives… Read more »

Benefits of Having a Teddy Bear

  Whether his name is Teddy, Snuggles, or Mr. Fluffs teddy bears can have a large impact on our psychological health and you may not even know it.  They have an almost magical power to sooth and lessen angst when they are being held. As early as the 1950’s, doctors began using teddy bears to… Read more »

The World’s Largest Teddy Bear Collection: A “House of Memories”

It’s rare to find a person that can say that they have never owned a teddy bear. There’s something about a teddy bear so appealing to young children and adult collectors, alike. For a child, the friendship and comfort they receive from their first teddy bear is a strong emotion, one that is never forgotten…. Read more »