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United Airlines Delivering More than 11,000 Teddy Bears to Children in Need Worldwide PDF Print E-mail
Written by TBF Staff   
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 07:42


United Adventure Bear, "Ben Flyin," inspires imagination and offers hope to children


HOUSTON, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines' custom-designed GUND teddy bear, "Ben Flyin," is making new friends today, National Teddy Bear Day, at MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital in Houston. Volunteer United employees are delivering the bears as part of the United Adventure Bear program, working together to lift the spirits of children experiencing health struggles or economic hardship worldwide. The furry travel companion comes complete with a passport full of travel-inspired activities and an exploration-ready vest so children can use their imaginations to dream up adventures with their new friend.

Bear Hospital - A Tail of Two Bears PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dot Bird   
Thursday, 09 January 2014 14:21


It’s been a busy time here at my house; there are many bears that require restoring and tender loving care — here are two more for you to see and share their lovely stories!

Sticker Shock PDF Print E-mail
Written by Beth Phillips   
Sunday, 01 June 2008 00:00

Jointing hardware, stuffing tools and pliers are standard tools of the trade.Beth Phillips discusses the ins and outs of artist bear pricing, including materials, tools and hidden costs.


Purchasing your first artist bear is a lot like buying your first designer handbag. The faux leather bags you’ve carried most of your life are just fine, but now and then you step into the boutiques to look at the really expensive leather bags, inhale the scent and stroke the soft kid leather. You pick them up and love how they feel, and then you check the price—and your eyebrows slide up to your hairline. Wow!

Teddy Terminology PDF Print E-mail
Written by Trina Laube   
Sunday, 01 June 2008 00:00

Every collector should learn these teddy terms!

A Den of One’s Own PDF Print E-mail
Written by Trina Laube   
Friday, 01 February 2008 00:00

Beth Phillips groups together a few of her vintage bears for a simple but striking display atop a dresser. It is often a good idea to keep vintage and valuable bears in a place that can be closed or locked, particularly if pets or small children are frequent visitors to your home. Photo by Beth PhillipsCreating a place just for Teddy makes collecting even more enjoyable!


Displaying your collectible teddy bears can be just as fun and imaginative as when you were a child arranging stuffed animals around the table for a tea party. Whether you display your bears in one room or throughout your home, creating a special space for your treasured teddies adds to the delight of collecting.

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