Thursday, January 1, 2009

Isn't She Beautiful....



Isn't this antique bear just wonderful. Her name is Teddy-Girl and she was the life time companion of Colonel Bob Henderson, who served in World War 2. Colonel Henderson spent his time after the war promoting the love of Teddy Bears, and Teddy-Girl really became his mascot. After his death, Teddy Girl was sold at auction in 1994 for 110,000 pounds. What a treasure. She is currently on display in the Izu Teddy Bear Museum in Japan.

So if you are ever in Japan, you know who to visit!!!
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3 comments:

Draffin Bears said...

She is beautiful Christine and I have often marvelled at the price someone paid for her.

Wishing you and your family the very best wishes for 2009.
May your days be filled with love, joy and laughter with those you love.

Hugs
Carolyn

ps. How is the Alpaca minding going?

All Bear said...

Isn't she gorgeous? My ex-husband was at that auction on the day she was sold ... he said it was absolutely breathtaking!

Lynda (Granny K) said...

A very special bear indeed! I would love to hold her!