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Teddy "Charlie"

Item #: Kö-F6650
Manufacturer Kösen, size 32 cm (~ 12.6"), brown, mohair
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After more than 20 years Kösen decided to extend its plush animals with teddy bears and fulfills requests of many collectors. Long experiences qualify the designer which cares a lot to realise traditional and long-term-proofed characteristics in her new toys.
Now "Charlie" extends the series of Teddies. It is hand made from mohair and does have movable joints.  The harmonious colour selection and soft texture invite you not only to touch, but also for snuggling, hugging, and receiving solace.
We think: "Charlie" is a true companion for children of all ages!

Where does the name "Teddy" come from? There are two versions available, both take place in the beginning of 20th century. From what we know the second version is right - Richard Steiff founded the first teddy bear with moveable joints.

First story: In 1902 the teddy bear was named after the American president Theodore Roosevelt, nicknamed "Teddy". It is said that a bear hunt was unsuccessful. Nevertheless, in order to offer something to the President, a young bear was tied down and thus could be shot. Roosevelt , however, proved to be a fair sportsman and refused to do so. The cartoon then pictured in the newspaper inspired Mrs. and Mr. Mitchom to create a fabric bear. They asked the President to agree on the name "Teddy 's Bear". The teddy bear became a great success, and in 1903 first ones with movable joints had been produced.

Second story: Margarete Steiff (Germany) produced stuffed animals of all kinds in Giengen (Germany). Beginning of the 20th century the doll industry expanded to a great success and Magarete Steiff looked for new products. Finally, in 1903, she presented her first teddy bear with movable joints at the toy fair in Leipzig. This one was designed by her nephew Richard. Although the appeal of the show was initially low, at the end she received of a major contract for 3,000 copies by an U.S. dealer.

Finally, no matter who is responsible for the creation of the teddy bear: It is an essential part in our children's rooms. The teddy bear gives children comfort and shares joy and daily life. It's a real friend - and with many even for a lifetime.

Material: Mohair
Size: 32 cm (~ 12.6")
Maintenance: Hand wash
Swivvel head and joints

"Charlie" gives pleasure twice: Firstly to your child (grandchild, nephew, niece, from friends etc.). And second to a child in serious situation.
The proceed of this sales will be donated to a children's charity organisation.


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