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    "Too much of a good thing is wonderful!" - Mae West
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 INFORMATION 
Boyds Links
Collector Terms 
Is Your Bear Squished?


BOYDS CLUB & OTHER STUFF 
Join The Club! 
Missing Hangtags?
Displaying Your Bears!


RETIREMENTS
Bearstones
Fall 1999
Mid-year



PORCELAIN DOLLS
Boyd's Dolls
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LINKS 
Don't browse the 
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Click here for 
TON O' LINKS! 
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'Teddy 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.~ 
Ginger Heimbuch ~
LIL' TIDBITS
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SHOEBOX BEARS
Be very 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
IMPORTANT TIPS
Never 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!
 
OOPS!
Dropping a favorite
resin is always
heartbreaking. Best way to fix it (says Boyds) is with a little Tacky Glue found at your local craft store.
 
Thanks Toby!
 
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KEEP THOSE BOXES!
Pieces only 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. 
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RED TAGS? 
When purchasing 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! 
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THE BEAR FACTS
Boyd's recommended age for normal handling is five years old or above, however, these make great gifts for future collectors!


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DISCLAIMER
This site is not affiliated with The Boyds CollectionTM, or any of the other collectibles lines seen on The Beary Patch. The purpose of this site is to provide information 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 & The Friends of Boyds are registered trademarks of The Boyds Collection, Ltd. The responsibility for the accuracy of the content found within these pages is solely that of The Beary Patch. All graphics appearing on site are electronically scanned photographs of items that are for the sole purpose of conveying a collectible's appearance only. 

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 The Boyds Collection......
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 own "Footprint".

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! 
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~Be smart - vote for the Head Bean for President.....
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Boyd's 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...

OFFICIAL WEBSITE

 

BOYD'S BEAR COUNTRY

Map Directions to Boyd's Country - Hours Open -
The Store - The Museum - Group Planning - Pig Out Restaurants - etc.

 

An Ode To Chocolate

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.

The 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.

source: Boyd's Bears 2004 club membership kit

Chocolate Lover's Recipes

 

From The Head Bean!
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Wizard Of Oz...BLUE SLIPPERS? 100th 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 original book! 
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Starlight 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.
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1999 Limited Edition Millennium Bearstone
#227805 Chandler, Marcy, Felicity, Constance, Faith, YK & Tew
.......Light a candle for a brighter world 
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Boyds Millennium Poem
It's better to light just one little candle
Than to stumble in the dark
Better far that you light just one little candle
All we need is a tiny spark
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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 little candle
What a bright world this would be.


BEARLY CARDS

"Boyds Bears makes my Heart smile" ~Leslie Gillespie

This flag is "Grenville The Santabear"
Original resin piece issued in 1994 & retired in 1996
Our thanks to Bailey for identifying our flag : )
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HAVE I GOTTA NAME!
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.
 
The Boyds Collection Ltd.
"Have I Gotta Name For You" Dept., Attn: BJ
P.O. Box 4385
Gettysburg, PA 17325
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The Bottom Line Is......
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. 
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Did 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 Collection®. 
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 Teddies 
And in 1998 he has introduced his Bearware Potteryworks® and Desk Animals®!
Thanks Gary! for 11 years of wonderful Boyds Bears!
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. 
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CANADIAN EXCLUSIVES

.Boyds Has A Partner
"Boyds to 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..
 
 
Boyd's Gone Public
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. 

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