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Teddybear

April 2013
Members
Newsletter

 

IMG_0476Hi Bear Club Members,

This month we are ready to showcase the extensive refitting we have given our showroom with many of the displays changing and quite a lot of shelf remodeling to accommodate even more teddy bears.

As regular visitors will know the Charlie Bear range has expanded dramatically over the past few years and we were wearing the carpet out running all over the showroom to show members where all the designs were.

So as part of the new layout we have created a special section that now features all the different ranges in one really huge display.

With some clever redesigning of the shelving we have more than doubled the number of Charlie Bears we can have on display, increased the immediate stock on hand and created a few interesting mini displays to break up what is now a massive 30 meter “Wall of Charlie Bears”.

These mini displays will be changed frequently as new Charlie Bear shipments arrive.

 


 

IMG_0470The new section has been named CHARLIE BEAR BLVD
We even had an actual street sign shipped from America to further identify to visitors that this selection of bears are truly something special.
This nice finishing touch was a gift from one of our dedicated Charlie Bear Collectors Laura Fromhold of Monash ACT. Thank you Laura, your gift is now installed and looks great.

Charlie Bear Boulevard is now home to the entire Plush Collection which takes up the entire left hand side of the boulevarde and on the right side the Bearhouse Bears Range, My First Charlie Series, Little Organics Range, Charlie Baby range, Knitted Bears and the newly released Boutique Baby Collection.

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The Isabelle Collection of Mohair Limited Edition designs remain in their glass display area with all the other highly collectable brand along the entire left side of the showroom, this area is undergoing a refit also with new LED strip lighting being added to each cabinet to better show off the amazing colours and textures of our collectable ranges.

OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY

Rob & Will

We are having an official opening ceremony for Charlie Bear Boulevard on Saturday the 20th April with a special guest officiating.
This is your chance to meet Robert Morris, brother of William who has been appointed Sales and Marketing Manager for Australasia, Rob will be representing Charlie & Will at this exciting event and like his brother he is a pretty interesting speaker and not short on enthusiasm on the topic of Charlie Bears.

Full details of this event and the members specials and a few surprises we will be offering on all our Charlie Bear ranges are detailed in the Teddies on Parade section of this newsletter.

 

win_prizes2SPECIAL CHARLIE BEARS EVENT
IN STORE THIS SATURDAY 11am - 3pm
Internet & phone orders can be placed Sat 20th - Mon 22nd

Purchase any Charlie Bears during this event
and receive an entry in a special prize draw to win a
RARE prototype Charlie Bear personally signed by Charlie

Full details in the Teddies on Parade event news

Don’t miss looking at all the specials in THIS MONTHS SUPER SPECIALS section and in the TEDDIES on PARADE section we have all the details of this months great event and big discounts on all Charlie Bear designs currently in stock plus our normal great GIFTS WITH PURCHASE and FABULOUS PRIZE DRAWS for you to enter.

QUICK LINKS:

blob_links_md_whtTeddies on Parade Special Event featuring Charlie Bears and the official opening of Charlie Bear Boulevard

This Months Super Specials

This Months Prizes

Click this direct link to the Charlie Bears in stock catalogue

Click this direct link to the Charlie Baby catalogue


circle_news_md_whtcircle_news_md_whtLOCAL & GLOBAL TEDDY NEWS
The good, the bad and the cuddly!

NEWS FROM DEANS

HandsomeI am pleased to confirm that we will be having special guests at our October Teddies on Parade Event.

Neil & Barbara Miller, Deans owners will be attending  and will have lots of news to share with members.

Deans have also announced that famous and popular bear artist Jill Baxter has returned to bear-making and they will be including 2 of her her designs in the next catalogue (July this year) and hopefully new designs from her later in the year.

Not long now until the arrival in June of the new plush bears in the Limited Edition Distinctly Deans range of incredibly affordable collectable teddies, only 200 of each will be made.

The entire first series of these bears are now online in a new section of our catalogue, you can pre- order them now.
All designs range from $59.95 up to $95.95

Special Members Offer
If you would like to collect all 14 designs for a very limited time we can offer you a set with matching edition numbers for all 14 designs.
We are offering the complete set of 14 for only $1000 but be quick, only a few sets are available with the matching numbers.

Click here for the catalogue

NEW ARRIVALS
Over the past couple of weeks we have had quite a few new arrivals, in fact too many to feature in this newsletter with all the important information about this weekend Charlie Bear Event.

steiff16926 - DesmondSTEIFF
The first designs from Steiff’s 2013 range have started to arrive and this year they have really come up with a series that is quite unusual but is still definitely recognizable as Steiff.

Not all the designs I have mentioned below have arrived as yet but will be coming over the rest of this year.

Steiff have introduced a brand new collection of limited edition bears entitled the ‘Paradise Jungle’.
These are classic Steiff bears that will appeal to old and new Steiff collectors, each bear has a little jungle quirk, making them extra appealing and fabulous to collect.

Heading the Paradise Jungle collection is Steiff Desmond - a big bear at 56cm tall who sports gorgeous leopard print plush paw pads.

His right-hand bear has to be Jules, a wild and natural Paradise Jungle resident with a bold coconut-shell pendant complete with Swarovski crystal.

 

 

steiff16924 - Johnny n jockoJohnny & Jocky are best friends living in Paradise, Johnny is made from felted café au lait mohair.
He features delicately hand-airbrushed details on his chest, paw pads, ears, and muzzle.
He wears a leopard-pattern lined loincloth and a big game tooth on a cord around his neck.
Johnny´s friend, Jocko the monkey is based on the classic miniature 12-centimeter Jocko design highlighted by time consuming airbrushed painting on the face, feet, and hands.
Both Johnny and Jocko are fully jointed.
 
Steiff’s Laelia and Lysander make a beautiful couple, Laelia is made from pale pink mohair, with a beautiful, felt orchid, while Lysander is made from the palest green alpaca and wears a Swarovski crystal lizard brooch.

Bellamy bear is made from special mohair fur, made in England, with fantastic pale green leather paw pads with snakeskin embossing effect.

Steiff’s Jane bear is made from luxurious alpaca, she wears an exotic dress with snakeskin print!

Jeremy bear has a distressed appearance as though he’s spent lots of time in the jungle sun.

Livingstone bear is the Paradise Jungle explorer, he’s exquisitely dressed in a hand-made linen safari jacket and hat.

The Paradise Jungle collection is rounded out with Steiff’s Nando bear, made from unique, batik-dyed mohair and wearing a real compass on his chain.

See these delightful bears and other new Steiff designs in our huge catalogue click here

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Hermann Coburg have also been delivering so sensational new designs over the past few weeks.

Their 2013 releases are again superb and I am constantly impressed with the diversity of themes they come up with for their bears.

Always popular are any bears created around the British Royal family and Hermann have created another winner with the Queens Diamond Coronation Bear.

The Flower Series continues with a fresh and vibrant German Chamomile design.

My favorite in the first designs to arrive for this year is Captain James Cook from Hermann's Famous People Series.

 

HMANN16723 - CAPTAIN COOKCAPTAIN JAMES COOK is a limited edition of only 250 pieces worldwide.

Celebrating the life of Australia's discoverer Captain James Cook of the Royal Navy.
Captain Cook is also credited with being the first European to circumnavigate the Hawaiian Islands and New Zealand as well as much of the pacific region.

James Cook is fully jointed  with a wonderful rich growler voice.
He is handcrafted of German mohair plush and filled with excelsior.
James Cook comes dressed in his Royal Navy captain's uniform which includes a vest with golden buttons down the center and a white ascot around his neck.

He also wears his navy coat which is trimmed in golden cord and adorned with the same buttons as on his vest.
To finish his impressive outfit is a captain's hat fitting of a Royal Navy Captain which is also trimmed with a golden cord.

Click here to see all new and current Hermann designs

 

Charlie William & NelsonCHARLIE BEARS - HOW IT ALL BEGAN


This story is a really fascinating read, leading English Teddy Collectors Magazine “The Teddy Bear Times” recently interviewed Charlie & William and the result was a brilliant 3 page journey on how Charlie Bears started and are now one of the worlds leading bear makers.

Click this link to see this very interesting interview.

 

A LETTER FROM MILTON

Milton eI recently received an email from a couple in Queensland, Elizabeth & Alan Nutley who are Club Members regularly collecting Charlie Bears.
They have a wicked sense of humor and often send me quirky little tidbits about the bears they have adopted from us.
Their latest family members are Arkwright and Milton and if you are familiar with English literature you will know Milton was a great poet and author.
Alan has given his Milton Bear this poets persona and has assisted him to pen this letter to me about arriving at their new home, Turtleback Farm.
I thought it witty and amusing so decided to share it with our members.

Hello there, Grandad and Nana,

I write, as one that must apologise for my tardiness, not informing you, instant, of our arrival here at this marvelous establishment known as Turtleback Farm  that for some obscure reason I, as yet, do not comprehend!

My dear colleague, Arkwright, and I have been so treated since our arrival that we have scarce had time to take breath so fine and joyous was our reception into these halls that dear Arkwright, fierce overcome with emotion, has been indisposed even to the climbing of stairs to investigate the upper levels of this compact but ample establishment.

Arkwright eWe truly beg your indulge nce for neither of us, by way of any commu nicatio n, informi ng you dear people hithert o of our arrival, and pray your forgive ness in this matter.
I humbly inform you that I am in the process of making a new revision of an old work of mine of which you, being studious scholars of all English literature, may have some acquaintance, and quite with the embracing spirit of the place in which Arkwright and I now repose, offer you just the first short stanza of what I trust will, with time and fortune, become my NEW tale, Paradise Fully Found.

Scarce had we but yet embarked upon our outward way but that we came out into a brightly lit and largish place that,
spite the scent of things we had not fore time been aware, to our home destination much to delight and warm acclaim we came, with bestest, nicest human huggings from those we now find, are our true truly caring, loving parents, long awaited but not forgot, that for this time and place we, for this good reason born, of that good-lady, Charlie, who of those who spin and weave, pin and sew, is by far to be admired as one who, perchance, hath been given of the gods a pleasurable task that richens all the world, as even us two travelers, Milton and Arkwright.

So thus we have, at end of day, found that which we had walked unto, those months awaiting break of bands and bonds and boxes that have heretofore, been our fair lot and trial to make withal our home, as we have journeyed to this, our destined place of life's apportioned rest.

(John) MILTON, Bear - March xxiii, MMXIII--
Milton Bear, with Arkwright Bear, esq.s resident scribes and poets.

 

 

Order NowTHIS MONTHS
SUPER SPECIALS

The Perfect Gifts for Mothers Day

These specials are available until Mothers Day unless sold out sooner.

With Mothers day only a few weeks away I thought this the perfect time to negotiate a few fantastic specials on these now retired Farrington Collection Dolls, we are pleased to be able to offer huge savings on these 3 designs but you will need to hurry as we have only limited quantities still available

As these Dolls are in our online catalogue at regular prices please use the normal enquiry cart system to order these specials and simply add to the enquiry cart the ones you want and type in the comments box Members News Special
 

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FARRINGTON PORCELAIN DOLL

GILL

LIMITED EDITION OF ONLY 120 DOLLS

A sweet little girl, dressed in a blue shorts pinafore and checked shirt.
She wears shoes and sox, and comes with her own stool to sit on.
In her brown satchel she carries her beloved teddy


46 cm #10580

Normally $299    Sale Price $99

Click here to order

 

 

 

TrudiFARRINGTON PORCELAIN DOLL

TRUDI
LIMITED EDITION OF ONLY 120 DOLLS

Sweet little Trudi is having a nap with her teddy.
She is dressed in a brown dress, with cream pantaloons, and she is lying on a soft bed

33 cm #10577
Normally $269    Sale Price $99

Click here to order

 

100_3198FARRINGTON PORCELAIN DOLL

SARAH
LIMITED EDITION OF ONLY 120 DOLLS

Sarah is a busy little girl.
She is sitting on a blanket, dressed in a blue dress, with a kerchief tied around her neck.
She comes with a basket of knitting, and her favourite rag doll.
With her blonde plaited hair and blue eyes she is irresistible.

28 cm #11338
Normally $299    Sale Price $99

Click here to order

As well as the dolls featured above we have in stock ready for immediate delivery 100’s of fantastic porcelain and quality vinyl designs from our leading designers, take a look, I am sure you will find one or two that will delight.

You can see all our porcelain & vinyl dolls in our on-line catalogue  click here

 

THIS MONTHS
SPECIAL EVENT

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Charlie Bear logoaProudly Featuring

Charlie Bears
Join us for the official opening of

Charlie Blvd signpost

 

 

 

At a Special Teddies on Parade Event
 11 am - 3 pm this Saturday 20th April 2013
Please RSVP by 5 pm Friday the 19th to assist us with catering and members gifts

Internet & Phone orders can be placed Saturday 20th - Monday 22nd April
Orders placed prior to these dates will not be entitled to the event discounts offered

HUGE DISCOUNTS & SPECIALS

1dolar_1Xavier with BowsOFF ALL
CHARLIE BEARS
CURRENTLY
IN STOCK

 Buy 1 receive 10%off

Buy any 2 receive 15%off

Buy any 3 or more receive 20%off

Designs must be in stock now
to qualify for these discounts


 

big_savingsAs a member you can get these EXTRA DISCOUNTS off
all Charlie bears or Charlie Baby designs in stock when you attend this months TEDDIES on PARADE event or order
by using the enquiry cart in our online catalogue
and typing CHARLIE EVENT into the
general comments box when you submit your
internet enquiry before 5pm Monday 22nd April.

 

Click this direct link to the Charlie Bears in stock now catalogue section

We have reserved a special FREE Gift for all members either purchasing at this
months TEDDIES on PARADE event or ordering online or by phone any
Charlie Bears before 5pm Monday the 22nd of April.

Cards

 

Free Gift with purchase
 You will receive a selection of 3 of these
beautiful Charlie Bear greeting cards
 valued at  $15.00

Yours FREE when you purchase any Charlie Bears during this event

The designs you will receive will be selected
randomly from the 12 designs available

All 12 designs are available to purchase from our
on-line catalogue for $5 each
They make nice gifts or can be mounted or framed as a beautiful collage and hung on your wall as a unique and interesting artwork that will be a real talking point with all bear lovers


 

INTERNET OR PHONE ORDER MEMBERS

If you live too far away to attend the TEDDIES on PARADE event you can see all our CHARLIE BEARS
in our on-line catalogue Charlie Bears in stock now section, click here and still get the special discounts
off all prices shown if you order by using the enquiry cart and typing  CHARLIE EVENT in the general
comments box when you submit your internet enquiry between Saturday 20th and Monday the 22nd of April.

 

win_prizes2THIS MONTHS PRIZE

All Members either attending this Saturday’s
TEDDIES on PARADE event
or ordering online or by phone will get an entry
in the draw to win this exceptionally rare prize.

 

BasilRare Charlie Bears Prototype

BASIL

This rare and very unique 40cm teddy bear was designed by Charlie Bears chief designer Isabelle Lee as the 2012 Charlie Bears Best Friends Club exclusive bear of the year.

Normally to adopt one of these bears you must be a current member of the Best Friends Club

He is a limited edition of only 600 bears produced. I checked E-Bay this morning and these bears are currently being offered for around 100 UK Pounds which converts to approximately $150 AUD

As our prize bear is the original prototype for the design and is personally signed by Charlie his value is well above any of his 600 brothers.
In fact some might consider him “priceless”

You could WIN Basil

For each Charlie Bear you purchase during this special event you will receive an entry in the prize draw, every bear gives you another entry and on Tuesday morning we will draw the winner and Basil will have a new family

 

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Laughing_SmileyWINNERS ARE GRINNERS

Happy_SmilieMarch’s
Teddies on Parade Event
lucky prize winners


Congratulations to last months winner

$100 Members Super Draw
Mandy Clarkson of Harrington Park NSW who correctly named the discounts offered on Charlie 2011 annual bear.

winkWill you be this month’s $100 Gift Certificate Winner?
You have to be in it to win it!!!!

Enter this months draw for a $100 gift voucher now by answering this simple question,

What is the name of the new Charlie Bears Australasian Marketing Manager and why is he coming to Nana’s Teddies special event this Saturday?
You can find the answer in this newsletter.
E-mail your answer now and don’t forget your membership number.

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SPECIAL EDITORIAL FEATURE

CHARLIE BEARS - HOW IT ALL BEGAN
This story is a really fascinating read, leading English Teddy Collectors Magazine “The Teddy Bear Times” recently interviewed Charlie & William and the result was a brilliant 3 page journey on how Charlie Bears started and are now one of the worlds leading bear makers.

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Event information for new members:

  • Teddies nights start at 7pm sharp and generally run till around 9pm but this depends on how much fun our members are having.
  • It is essential to RSVP so that we can organise catering and gifts.
  • Our TEDDIES on PARADE nights are young children free events so that you and other members can relax and enjoy the bears and the company.
  • Well behaved teenagers are most welcome to attend.

So why not mark your diary, RSVP now and come along and have a relaxing fun night out with a great bunch of people that share your passion for collecting Teddies.

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That’s it for this months general news highlights but before I sign off for this issue I wish to remind you of the following date:

SPECIAL TEDDIES on PARADE EVENT
Saturday 20th April 11am - 3pm

Official Opening of
Charlie Bear Boulevard

 

 

 

Regards and beary best wishes

Dave.

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FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR NEWER MEMBERS THAT HAVE JOINED
US RECENTLY I WILL CONTINUE TO REPEAT EACH MONTH THE
FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON MEMBERS DISCOUNTS AND BENEFITS

MEMBERS DISCOUNTS.

bb10068 -  Muppets AnimalFor the benefit of members old and new I would like to clarify the importance of making it known to us when you are ordering that you are in fact a member, if you cant find your number we can look it up on our computer system for you.
As we have now over 25000 customers on our lists it is hard for us to keep track of every ones status so we ask your help in providing your membership number with all inquires and orders, this way we can ensure you get the discounts or specials you are entitled to as a member of our club.
MEMBERSHIP NUMBER IS DISPLAYED AT THE TOP OF EVERY NEWSLETTER, just above your name.

  • Your membership entitles you to a minimum of 5% off all regularly priced products that are not already reduced.
  • All prices in our on-line catalogue are our normal retail prices and members discounts will be deducted from these retail prices.
  • Discounts are not available for lay-bys as we incur additional costs in providing lay-by services.
  • Members discount also applies to Pre-orders placed with payment in full at the time of placing your orders.
  • Discounts do not apply to postage costs.
  • Special offers are made to members from time to time at up to 80% off retail, further discounts do not apply to these offers.
  • We always strive to offer our members the best possible value on all our teddy bears and other products, as such we are always happy to match or better any genuine advertised competitors prices. As it is impossible for us to monitor all available offers please bring it to our attention and we will see what we can do.

bottlemail_md_whtCHANGED E-MAIL ADDRESSES
Many members are changing their e-mail providers or going to broadband which changes their e-mail addresses.
It is imperative that you advise us of any change in your E-mail address if you wish to continue to receive your newsletters.
We would hate to lose contact with you.

I hope you enjoy this months news and all the additions to our on-line catalogue ranges, please check back frequently for new additions that will be uploaded as they arrive.

Regards and bear hugs from all of us,
Dave, Jan, Troy & the Bears.

 

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