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The Teddy Bear Sale on Thursday 22nd August contains some of the rarest Charlie Bears ever to be offered for sale.  

Started in February 2006 by Charlotte Morris and her husband William, Charlie Bears have had a meteoric rise to popularity over a relatively short period of time. Charlotte had built up a wealth of experience with customers, design and pricing having run a couple of successful Teddy Bear Shops in the North of England. Charlie Bears initially launched with twelve bears in the range, designed by Heather Lyell from New Zealand and Isabelle Lee from the US, today these are some of the most elusive and sought-after Charlie Bears on the market. Currently, the range includes Plumo (mixture of plush and mohair), Isabelle Collection, Minimo (smaller bears), Secret Collection (not in the regular catalogue but for QVC or other country specials), Animals, Accessories, Plush and Baby collections.

The ‘Bear Studio’ designed by Isabelle Lee are the earliest produced for Charlie Bears.They include many of the trademark features including hand-sculpted faces, air-brushed muzzles, hand-embroidered noses and glass eyes. Some have white felt under the eyes to give them that soulful look. Current editions are generally between 200 and 500 pieces world-wide but early releases only included perhaps 100 editions in total.

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.

Just a few highlights are shown below -

To view all the Charlie Bears in the sale please click here - https://www.vectis.co.uk/auction/dolls-and-teddy-bear-sale-742-1?manufacturer=396&page=1

For more information about bidding, charges, shipping or more addition information on a specific lot please contact Kathy Taylor on Kathy.taylor@vectis.co.uk or call 01642 750616. We are open Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm.

Purchased lots can be collected at Hugglets Teddy Bear Fair. Kensington on Sunday 8th September.

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 Lizzie teddy bear, LE 43/100, designed by Isabelle Lee, cream with brown tip and blonde with brown tip curly mohair, with swing label certificate and carry bag, Near Mint to Mint, 13"/33cm.
Estimate: £80 - £120 Sold For: £320
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 Rhapsody panda bear, SJ 3731, LE 96/200, designed by Isabelle Lee, blonde and black 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 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