The name Teddy bear originates from Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt. When he went hunting with his friends, they hunted down a bear and encouraged Roosevelt to shoot it. Roosevelt refused to shoot the bear (what a guy!) and this became big news! He wasn’t only the president; he was a big name in the hunting
Teddy bear collecting is a ‘thing’ that really took off as a hobby in the 1980’s. Before then Teddy bears were for kids and were a plaything rather than anything of value. The concept of bear collecting was really begun by English actor Peter Bull, who wrote a book called “Bear with Me” way
We often have to explain the difference between our Basil and Toby Tambo Teddy bears to our customers. Our two Tambo Teddy families have been around for twenty-seven years but the Toby style bear was the first created. Tobies have a flat face, wide set eyes and big ears at side of their head.