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The Dolls and Teddy bear sale held on the 22nd August featured over 680 lots of predominantly Teddy Bears. Lots included some of the rarest Charlie Bears ever to be offered for sale, including Minimo Collections, Miniature keyrings and Isabelle Collection, there were over 450 Charlie Bears in the Sale with 50 plus being Bear Studio and many of the newer ones are ex-shop stock in brand new condition. Other bears included Steiff, Merrythought and others, plus artist bears, including Deb Canham Artist designs miniature bears. Further lots included trade boxes of Wade figures and Widdop & Co Eggcellent savings pots, Royal Doulton figurines, Royal Albert & Beswick, and Wedgwood Clarice Cliff ceramics. Plus, vintage children’s books and magazines, including Ladybird collection, Gollie dolls and badges, costume dolls, Dolls houses and much more.

 

Charlie Bears Isabelle Collection Symphony panda bear, SJ 3910, LE 236/300, a show special (only available to stockists who attended the NEC show in February 2009), designed by Isabelle Lee, cream, pale blue, mauve and blonde mohair, with swing label certificate and carry bag, Near Mint to Mint, 16"/30cm.
Estimate: £200 - £300 Sold For: £580
Charlie Bears Bear Studio Isabelle Collection Poem panda bear, SJ 3910B, LE 4/200, designed by Isabelle Lee, pale blonde, black, grey, golden, dark brown and apricot mohair, with swing label certificate and carry bag, Near Mint to Mint, 15"/38cm.
Estimate: £200 - £300 Sold For: £1200
Charlie Bears Bear Studio Isabelle Collection Chocolate Muffin panda bear, LE 57/100, SJ 3768, designed by Isabelle Lee, white and brown with dark brown tip long pile wavy mohair, swing label certificate, with carry bag, Near Mint to Mint, 13"/33cm.
Estimate: £200 - £300 Sold For: £540
Portobello Bear Company Sunday School Sam, artist designed teddy bear by Amy Goodrich (UK), OOAK, exclusive to The Bear Shop, 2002, dark brown mohair, black glass eyes, black vertically stitched varnished nose, fully jointed, ultrasuede pads, wearing vintage velvet jacket with cotton embroidered collar, brick red silk ribbon tie, carrying vintage leather bound Book of Common Prayer, slate blackboard, pair of Beatrix Potter books, with swing label certificate, Excellent, 22"/56cm.
Estimate: £100 - £140 Sold For: £340
Charlie Bears Chocolate Pudding teddy bear, from The Isabelle Collection, designed by Isabelle Lee, SJ 4013, LE 3/250, dark and mid chocolate alpaca, with swing label certificate, Near Mint to Mint, plus carry bag, 13.5"/34cm.
Estimate: £80 - £120 Sold For: £340
Charlie Bears Bear Studio Isabelle Collection Misty teddy bear, SJ 3443, LE 31/100, 2005, designed by Isabelle Lee, white with blue tip and blue mohair, with swing label certificate and carry bag, Near Mint to Mint, 13"/33cm.
Estimate: £40 - £60 Sold For: £520
Charlie Bears Bear Studio Isabelle Collection Dusty panda bear, LE 15/100, SJ 3885, designed by Isabelle Lee, pink and pink with dusky pink tip mohair, with swing label certificate and carry bag, Near Mint to Mint, 10"/26cm.
Estimate: £40 - £50 Sold For: £400
Charlie Bears Isabelle Collection Kylie panda bear, SJ 3979, designed by Isabelle Lee, LE 5/100, pink and white mohair, Near Mint to Mint, with swing label certificate, 12"/30cm.
Estimate: £80 - £120 Sold For: £500
Charlie Bears Isabelle Collection Gizmo panda bear, SJ 3967, LE 45/250, blonde and grey with darker grey tip mohair, complete with swing label certificate, Near Mint to Mint, 12"/30cm.
Estimate: £50 - £70 Sold For: £300
Charlie Bears Isabelle Collection Mr Widget panda bear, SJ 3963, designed by Isabelle Lee, LE 57/150, blonde and brown with black tip mohair, with swing label certificate, carry bag, Near Mint to Mint, 20.5"/52cm.
Estimate: £120 - £160 Sold For: £620