After spending the early part of his career creating furniture, carousel horses, and other wooden sculptures, Robert Raikes shifted his focus to teddy bears in the late 1970s. He put his own twist on the classic teddy bear by creating bears that had carved wooden faces, and by the 1980s, he put the very first Raikes teddy bears up for sale. Today, collectable vintage bears from Robert Raikes can be hard to come by, but you can find some of them for sale through Gigi’s Dolls & Sherry’s Teddy Bears.
Collectable Vintage Bears from Robert Raikes
Throughout the 1980s, it was relatively easy to track down Raikes teddy bears for sale. Robert Raikes initially sold them on his own before selling the licensing rights for the teddy bears to a toy company called Applause. However, several years after teaming up with Applause, Raikes reclaimed the rights to his bears and started to limit how many were released at one time. This made it more difficult for people to find them, and it’s made it almost impossible for people to get their purchase collectable vintage bears from Robert Raikes today. If you’ve been having a tough time finding Raikes teddy bears, Gigi’s Dolls & Sherry’s Teddy Bears can help you locate different teddy bears from the Raikes collection.
Take a look at the Raikes teddy bears for sale through Gigi’s Dolls & Sherry’s Teddy Bears here. Make sure you check back with us early and often, too, since we’re always updating our inventory with new collectable vintage bears from Robert Raikes. Call 773-594-1540 with any questions you might have about our Raikes teddy bears.