The World'S Most Famous Teddy Bears
The teddy bear, that adorable 20th century superstar and everybody’s favorite childhood soft toy, has an enviable pedigree. Inspired into existence over a hundred years back by no less than a former President of the USA in America, and almost simultaneously in Germany, teddy bears proceeded to catch the public imagination as no other stuffed toy has ever done so far. It had been cuddly, endearing and comforting. Small wonder than nearly everyone, from distinguished statesmen into the kid in the neighbourhood clamoured for you personally.
Did you know that in 1985, London’s auction house Christies held its first-ever auction of old teddy bears? Teddy bears are, without doubt, everybody’s favourite stuffed animal.
Here are a Few of the all-time favourites:
1. Winnie the Pooh / Pooh Bear
Winnie the Pooh is possibly among the most well-known bears . He’s a fictional character created by A.A Milne, a highly regarded writer and playwright. His birth has an intriguing story…
During a routine halt of a train transporting soldiers from Winnipeg (Manitoba, Canada) to eastern Canada through the WWI, at White River, Ontario, a young lieutenant Harry Colebourn bought a small female black bear cub from the man who had just shot its mother. The orphan was named’Winnipeg’, after his hometown of Winnipeg, also shortened to’Winnie’.
In December 1919, Colebourn introduced the London Zoo with Winnie where it immediately turned into a huge attraction. The London Zoo became Winnie’s house until she died in 1934.
cute teddy bear names , son of writer A.A. Milne, used to love this little, black bear and’d even nicknamed his very own stuffed bear’Winnie’. It was his son’s fascination for this bear that prompted Milne to write a whole series of novels about Winnie the Pooh. Incidentally, the name of Pooh originally belonged into a swan. ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’ was published by Methuen on October 14th, 1926.
Nowadays, children’s toy shops are dominated by Pooh paraphernalia. You will find Winnie-the-Pooh bears, clothing, bedding, animated cartoons, and even web sites.
2. Paddington Bear
A classic among children’s literature, Paddington Bear has been charming children of all ages since it was first created by a British author, Michael Bond, in 1958.
Bond chanced upon a teddy bear sitting somewhat forlornly on a shelf at a store near Paddington Station in London in 1956. Something about this solitary creature caught Bond’s imagination and he shortly penned the first book called’A Bear Called Paddington’. This cute little bear is really an immigrant who hailed from Darkest Peru. He hid himself on the lifeboat of a boat and arrived in England, as advised by his Aunt Lucy who had reared him .