Mrs Brown bent down. “You’re a very small bear,” she said. “I’m a very rare sort of bear,” he replied importantly. “There aren’t many of us left where I come from.” “And where is that?” asked Mrs Brown. “Darkest Peru. Michael Bond based Paddington bear on a lonely Teddy bear he noticed on a shelf in a London store on Christmas Eve 1956, which he bought as a present for his wife. The bear inspired Bond to write a story; A Bear Called Paddington - first published on 13 October 1958. Little could he have known then how many people from around the world would come to know, love and adore his small bear from darkest Peru. "Paddington is eternally optimistic and always comes back for more, no matter how many times his hopes are dashed," "It's simply the joy of a little bear who is an outsider getting into scrapes and mishaps - always with the best of intentions - and coming out on top every time." Michael Bond To celebrate the marmalade-loving BAFT nominated bear’s 60th anniversary Steiff are honoured and thrilled to offer two winning designs. Our Second Paddington stands an impressive 3ft 3” – Yes he’s Life Size and thrilled to be larger than life in every way. He is complete with his functional suitcase housing his essential jar of Steiff marmalade and marmalade sandwich. After all “a wise bear always keeps a marmalade sandwich in his hat in case of emergencies”.
Steiff Limited Edition Mohair Life size Paddington Bear™ 106cm EAN 690365
made of finest mohair
3-way jointed (arms and head)
limited edition of 350 pieces
with gold-plated "Button in Ear"
106 cm, EAN 690365
© P&Co. Ltd./SC 2017
Suitable for adult collectors only
Delivery to UK only