Teddy bears come in all sorts of different shapes, sizes and colors; some are even made of stone while others are soft enough to sleep on. With so many out there it is pretty hard to figure out which ones are collectible teddy bears and which aren’t. There are a few companies out there that stand out amongst all those others; they are Merrythought, Boyds, and Gund. Each company has its own history and remarkable bears that keep people coming back for more.
The Boyds Bears company actually started out in Maryland in 1979, but they weren’t selling bears. In 1984 that the Boyds would decide to start work on teddy bears, Boyd himself had just gotten sick of painting ducks. The first teddy bears they started making would become known as “The Boyds Bear Collection,” which includes Pooches, Moose, Hares, Tabbies and a few others. This collection would definitely be one worth investing in, however, if they no longer have their boxes they won’t be worth as much as they could be.
Gund Teddy bears are known for their popular phrase, “Gotta Getta Gund” these days, not to mention their adorable little teddy bears. The Gund Teddy Bear, Muttsy and Snuffles the bear are their collectible teddy bears. This company was well-known for their under stuffing policy which made the teddy bears so soft and why so many kept going back to them.
The Merrythought teddy bear company actually went out of business in 2006, making its already collectible teddy bears that much more valuable. The Cheeky Bears are the collectible teddy bears; each bear has a tiny bell in each ear. Other types of collectible teddy bears would be antique bears and any type of limited edition teddy bears. Do you have any collectible teddy bears at home?