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BOYDS CLUB & OTHER STUFF
careful when handling your shoebox bears. The movable joints against the
resin is very easily broken or scratched. Because of this, and the difficulty
and time consuming process of carefully writing the numbers, Boyds will
only be putting numbers on them during the first production run, after
that they will come with hangtags like the Plush Boyds.
Brush Out Chenille: This is an important rule! Not brushing will insure
it's character. Besides that, Chenille should look a little scruffy!
Love my Scruffy looking Chenille bears and wabbits!
Dropping a favorite
resin is always
Best way to fix it (says Boyds) is with a little Tacky Glue found at
your local craft store.
retain their full market value if they are complete with box or MIB (mint
in box). Keep all boxes, all papers, and all packing material. The packing
material can be taken out and kept separate and the boxes broken down and
flattened which may take up less room.
your mohair bears and hares, look for the red tag. This means the bear
or hare is one of the first 4500 issued. Sort of like First Editions.This
will make it more valuable on the secondary market!
age for normal handling is five years old or above, however, these make
great gifts for future collectors!
bears are wonderful reminders for us to have soft edges, be full of love
and trust, and always ready for a hug. Sort of like littlechildren.~
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to collectors of The Boyds CollectionTM & other collectibles.The Boyds
Bearstone Collection, The Folkstone Collection, Boyds Bears & Friends,
Yesterday's Child ... The Dollstone Collection, Bearware, Folkwear &
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|began as a small
antique shop in rural Maryland. Representing a combination of aesthetics,
craftsmanship, and whimsey, each piece of the Boyds Bears & Friends
Collection represents true value for today's collector. In the handcrafted
plush animals, each pattern is cut by hand, sewn and stuffed one at a time....
noses, mouths, and paws are hand embroidered, collector's hangtags are
always included. In the Bearstone Collection, each sculpture is hand painted,
individually numbered, gift boxed, and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Each of the bears, hares, tabbies, mice, and other friends will also contain
a "Pawprint" to verify its Authenticity. The dollstones will contain it's
The best fun is on QVC when
vice president of Boyd's, Liz, presents the latest line of bears.
It is fun to watch whether you buy the bears or not, but I usually can't
resist. Some bears such as the Best Dressed Series are clad in "Bearwear".
This includes sweaters, overalls, dresses, or whatever suits the bear.
The resins are just as great with their fine detail, right down to the
buttons on the shoes. A lot of the bears on these pages are pictures of
our own Boyd's collection. Sorry, we do not sell bears and are not affiliated
with Boyds Bears, we are an information page only! We hope you enjoy!
~Be smart - vote for the Head Bean for President.....
Official Web Site
After much anticipation, Gary announced
that Boyd's Bears has a new OFFICIAL Boyds web site. This is very
exciting news for all of us Boyd's Bears collectors. Thanks Gary :
) Need the URL? Here ya go...
BOYD'S BEAR COUNTRY
to Boyd's Country - Hours Open -
The Store - The Museum - Group Planning - Pig Out Restaurants
Ode To Chocolate
makes the world go round.
It helps me smile instead of frown.
It often gets me through the day.
Calms me down when edges fray.
only wish that I would make
Is that chocolate would give me a break.
And last as long upon my lips...
As it seems to do on my hips.
Boyd's Bears 2004 club membership kit
The Head Bean!
Wizard Of Oz...BLUE SLIPPERS?
anniversary of a children's book classic. Dorothy & Company...Off to
See the Wizard" 4-1/2 inch bearsone Limited Edition. Complete with THB's
signature. ALAS, those Ruby slippers are sapphire BLUE just like in the
Children's FoundationBoyd's Bears has joined forces with the Starlight
Children's Foundation to help seriously ill children. The Starlight Foundation
benefits over 55,000 children each month. Boyd's has issued a special bearstone
and pin, Charity Anelhug with Everychild. Profits from those sales will
go diretly to Starlight. Boyd's Bears will become the official Teddy Bears
of Starlight and will donate tons of bears to hospitals throughout the
country. The special edition Bearstone figure Charity Angelhugh with Everychild
will feature the Starlight logo on the bottom and will feature a
quote from a Starlight Kid. Go to Boydsstuff.com
for more info.
1999 Limited Edition Millennium Bearstone
#227805 Chandler, Marcy, Felicity,
Constance, Faith, YK & Tew
.......Light a candle for a brighter
Boyds Millennium Poem
It's better to light just one
Than to stumble in the dark
Better far that you light just
one little candle
All we need is a tiny spark
If we all say a pray'r That the
world will be free
What a wonderful dawn of a new
day we'll see
So if everyone lights just one
What a bright world this would
"Boyds Bears makes
my Heart smile" ~Leslie Gillespie
HAVE I GOTTA
Leon in bee sweater
Ever wonder how Boyd's comes up
with those names for all those bears and hares? A lot of them come from
fans just like YOU. Got a special name or two that you'd like Boyd's to
know about? Well here's your chance to name that bear : ) Send your name
submissions to the following address.
This flag is "Grenville The Santabear"
Original resin piece issued in
1994 & retired in 1996
Our thanks to Bailey for identifying
our flag : )
Gotta Name For You" Dept., Attn: BJ
Did You Know.... that the numbers
written in ink on the bottom of your resins are the edition numbers. The
first piece made is marked 1E/1(first edition/first piece), then 1E/2(first
edition/second piece)1E/3(first edition/third piece),etc. At the end of
the first edition, they start over again with second edition 2E/1, 2E/2,
2E/3,then on to the third edition, etc. For example.... if your Bearstone
has 1E/100 written on the bottom, it is the 100th piece in the 1st edition.
If it says 6E/3,500,it is the 3,500th piece in the 6th edition.
you Know That....
In 1987, Gary. Lowenthal began
designing a line of collectible plush teddy Bears, Hares, Tabbies, Pooches,
Moose, etc. Thus TheBoyds Bear Collection®
In 1992, he started to design
cold cast resin interpretations of his Plush Line and created The Bearstone
In 1993, he introduced The Folkstone
Collection®...a line of whimsical Folk Art Figurines, Snowmen, Santas,
Angels, Hares, Moose, etc.
In 1996, G.M. introduced The Dollstone
Collection®... unique sculptures of Victorian Children with their Dolls
And in 1998 he has introduced
his Bearware Potteryworks® and Desk Animals®!
Thanks Gary! for 11 years of wonderful
Update...Gary is continuing to
add new items to his wonderful selection. In 1999 Gary added Penquins,Purrstones
and 12 inch porcelain dolls. More surprises are upcoming, including greeting
cards, etc. etc. etc.
~Vote For America!
Vote The Head Bean for President~
are not affiliated with any of the following sites ~ Shari
Has A Partner
remain collector's own"
In 1998 the investment firm of Kolberg
Kravetz & Roberts announced a financial equity investment
in Boyds Collections Ltd. Boyds will receive financial asistance
to make needed improvements in all aspects of their business,
including shipping, dealers orders, Fob Members services,
etc. Gary will continue to be head of the operation..
1-1999 - It's TRUE! The Head Bean
himself announced on QVC that Boyd's went public in March..You will need
to contact your broker for details if you wish to purchase Boyd's stock.
This is the second step in improving operations at Boyd's bears. Great
opportunity for collectors who want to own a piece of Boyd's.
OUR GUEST BOOK IS BEING RE-DESIGNED, BUT IF YOU LIKE
YOU CAN STILL E-MAIL SHARI WITH YOUR COMMENTS.
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