Christie's Century of Teddy Bears PDF ePub eBook

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Christie's Century of Teddy Bears free pdf Bringing together the expertise of the world's greatest auction house and the knowledge of one of the world's leading teddy bear specialists, Christie's Century of Teddy Bears celebrates the one hundredth birthday of the bear, tracing its ascent from humble nursery companion to highly sought after collectors' item. Featuring the histories of the most important bear manufacturers from around the world, including Steiff, Ideal, Chad Valley, Bing, Schuco and Merrythought, this book also relates the endearing stories of individual bears. These include Teddy Girl, who achieved a world record breaking price at auction as a result of her alluring looks and experiences during both world wars, and Donald Campbell's Mr Whoppit who accompanied him in the Bluebird on his last fateful attempt at the world speed record. Special illustrated features examine the teddy at war, literary, media and novelty bears, and there is a comprehensive section of tips for collectors. Superbly illustrated with images from the Christie's archives and private collections, Christie's Century of Teddy Bears is an authoritative history and guide, and essential gift for anyone who has ever loved a teddy bear.

About Leyla Maniera

Leyla Maniera is the senior specialist consultant to Margarete Steiff GmbH, responsible for historical and archival research and the development of club events, Steiff collectors, production and promotion. She was previously the senior specialist in Teddy Bears and soft toys at Christie's where she organized the first ever sale devoted entirely to teddy bears. She also writes for the Teddy Bear Times and other publications and has appeared on numerous television programmes including GMTV, This Morning and shows on Channel 4 and Sky. She lives in Surrey but travels the world in her quest for bears.

Details Book

Author : Leyla Maniera
Publisher : Pavilion Books
Data Published : 24 October 2003
ISBN : 1862055955
EAN : 9781862055957
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 192 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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