The Dolls and Teddy bear sale to be held on the 22nd August features over 680 lots of predominantly Teddy Bears. Lots include some of the rarest Charlie Bears ever to be offered for sale, including Minimo Collections, Miniature keyrings and Isabelle Collection, there are 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 include Steiff, Merrythought and others, plus artist bears, including Deb Canham Artist designs miniature bears. Further lots include 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
Farnell golden mohair vintage teddy bear, 1920s, rare small size, clear glass eyes with black pupil and remains of painted backs, black vertically stitched nose, shaven muzzle, fully jointed, cloth pads, black claw stitching, inoperative press squeaker, some thinning to mohair otherwise Good original condition, 8.5"/22cm. NB: The net proceeds from this lot will benefit The Teddy Trust (Never underestimate the healing power of Teddy!).
Estimate: £180 - £240
Sold For: £150
Charlie Bears Isabelle Collection Hansel and Gretel teddy bear set, from the Happily Ever After Fairy Tale Collection, SJ 5849HG, 2018, LE 12/150, designed by Isabelle Lee, comprising Hansel and Gretel, with certificate- signed by Charlie. Each bear is hand made in mohair with glass eyes and hand stitched noses. Hansel is dressed in white button-up shirt, brown corduroy trousers, leatherette shoes and carries a tiny suedette bag. Gretel is wearing white button-up shirt, matching pinafore dress and bonnet, with white apron. Complete with two canvas bags, original box, Mint, ex-shop stock, Hansel 10"/26cm and Gretel 9.75"/25cm.
Estimate: £180 - £220
Sold For: £110
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
Teddy Toy Company Winnie-the-Pooh vintage teddy bear, British, 1930s, golden mohair, eyes are missing, black vertically stitched nose with elongated downward drop stitches to each end, large upright ears, fully jointed, remains of cloth pads (both foot pads are recovered), black claw stitching, inoperative press voice box, stuffing has shifted within arms, mohair is worn, balding and faded, otherwise Fair Plus, Rare in any condition, 18"/46cm.
Estimate: £100 - £200
Sold For: £320
Charlie Bears Bear Studio Isabelle Collection Hope Angel teddy bear, IS 1023, LE 12/750, 2005-2007, designed by Isabelle Lee, golden mohair with mauve tip and white mohair with mauve hand coloured detail, wearing a gold, lilac and pearl halo, marabou feather wings, with swing label certificate and carry bag, Near Mint to Mint, 12"/30cm.
Estimate: £100 - £150
Sold For: £200
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