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The Iconic Toy – The Teddy Bear

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

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Teddy Bear Collection

Teddy Bear Collecting

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

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Tambo Teddy Bear

Basil versus Toby Tambo Teddy Bears

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.

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Winnie the Pooh Teddy Bear

Our Favourite Teddy Bears

We couldn’t be a teddy bear shop without loving Teddy Bears- could we? There are many famous Teds out there and our five favourites are: Winnie the Pooh. What a character, Pooh or Pooh Bear as he is affectionately known was created by English author A. A. Milne back in the 1920s. We just

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Very cool teddy bears

The Coolest Teddy Bear Facts

Teddy Bears are the perfect gift, a symbol of sympathy, congratulations and love. Everyone has a teddy bear at some stage of their life and all the cool kids have a Tambo Teddy! Here are 10 cool facts about the teddy bear that we thought you should know: 1. After the Titanic sank in

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