The Old Bear Garden – UK

The Old Bear Garden - UKSince opening in 1992, we have been committed to offering a wide range of bears and animals including Steiff, Merrythought, Teddy Hermann, Charlie Bears, Deans and more. We aim to satisfy the tastes of both serious collectors and casual bear buyers. Our priority is and always will be to offer the highest level of service. We hope you enjoy looking around!

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Oz Matilda Bears – Australia

Oz Matilda Bears - Australia

NEW! A wonderful bear. A great bear. An enchanting homage to a great woman – the founder of the Steiff Company, Margarete Steiff. Because of the 100th anniversary of her date of death, May 9, 2009, this impressive Teddy bear made of gold-coloured curly mohair is going out into the wide world of Steiff fans and collectors to tell the inspiring story of both a human as well as entrepreneurial personality with his strong growling voice.

And it is not only the impressive size of 65 centimeters that make this Teddy bear so special but also the warm expression in its big, black wooden eyes. Full of pride and joy, it displays a portrait of Margarete Steiff in the younger years on its belly- an absolute rarity since there are very few photographs from her youth. The exclusive bear in Margarete’s honour was created in collaboration with the Australian artist and Teddy bear designer, Lisa Rosenbaum, who was inspired to create this work of art by her enthusiasm for the story of the Steiff brand as well as the creative works and legacy of Margarete Steiff.

The result is a Teddy bear with a charming expertly-incorporated portrait of Margarete from her youth on canvas. The Teddy bear, commemorating the year 1909 that is equally meaningful for Steiff as well as for all Steiff fans, is limited to 1,000 pieces and bears the gold-plated “Button in Ear”.
The Steiff/Oz Matilda Bear comes Boxed with Certificate of authenticity.

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Toni’s Collectibles – Steiff Pieces


Steiff®, founded in Germany by Margerete Steiff over 100 years ago, is the world's oldest plush company and is widely acknowledged as the leading manufacturer of teddy bears and stuffed animals. They were Steiff bears that President Theodore Roosevelt placed on each table at his daughter's wedding reception, thus giving rise to the name "teddy bear." The Steiff line features classic teddy bears, as well as a wide range of other stuffed animals, including cuddly animals, pets and farm animals, wild animals, and studio animals.

Toni's Collectibles is a Steiff Club dealer and carries the complete line of Steiff products. We have been designated a "Best of America" dealer by Steiff USA.

Toni's Collectibles
2493 Estand Way
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

The Old Bear Company UK Antique Teddy Bears


The Old Bear Company is delighted to offer you an extensive range of antique teddy bears and soft toys. With many years experience in the trade, we pride ourselves in providing a caring service to help you find that special old friend. It is now sixteen years since our beloved hobby turned into a full-time business, and this web site was established over ten years ago - the very first of its kind - dedicated exclusively to vintage teddies and related items. We specialise in Steiff bears and animals as well as Bing, Chad Valley, Chiltern, Merrythought and many more. From the fine condition teds to well-loved little characters, we are sure you will find something to fit snugly into your own collection.

Updated constantly with lots of fun new pics each week, if you are interested in old bears, bookmark it and check back often! We ship constantly world-wide! Enjoy your visit and thank you for stopping by.