Hi Bear Club Members,
Have you grown webbed feet yet, I know I have with all the rain we have seen in the past couple of months.
If it keeps up like this for much longer we are going to have to fit all our teddies with galoshes and macintoshes to keep them dry.
The only bear in the shop that is really ready for the rain is Paddington, he has his own rain gear and being originally from the Jungles of Peru and later from London he doesn’t mind a spot of rainy weather in fact if we do get the other bears gumboots he is wanting to take them all out puddle jumping.
Although I grumble when we get too much rain it has had a positive effect for us on trade, with all the tourists visiting the mountains the bad weather leaves them with restricted outdoor activities and as we are listed with Blue Mountains Tourism as a major Tourism Attraction with all weather access they refer a huge number of people to us on rainy days.
Another thing rainy days are good for is relaxing with a hot cuppa and catching up with all the teddy news from Nana’s, so I hope you enjoy reading this issue as much as I did compiling it for you.
To see our range of Paddington Bears follow this link
LOCAL & GLOBAL TEDDY NEWS
The good, the bad and the cuddly!
ANZAC DAY 100th ANNIVERSARY
This year marks the 100th Anniversary of our brave men and womens involvement at Gallipoli
Whilst to my knowledge none of the original Diggers are still with us they all will certainly remain in the thoughts and memories of Australians living now and for generations to come.
Without their sacrifices in protecting our country and our Allies we may not be here today, certainly we would not be able to enjoy the freedoms we take for granted.
On Saturday 25th we all will stop and reflect and honor not only those original Diggers but the thousands of men & Women who served through all the subsequent wars in the service of our country.
Like many members we have been avidly watching the shows currently on TV about the Anzacs and others that have helped form the path that Australia has risen on, I have learnt a lot from these shows and have enjoyed teaching my Grand Children about the reasons we celebrate Anzac Day and remember those that died or were injured in service.
PLEASE NOTE: we will be closed this Anzac Day as we spend time with family as we remember and honor our own heroes who passed in the service of our nation.
RIP Dad you will never be forgotten.
Elka have created in conjunction with the Australian War Memorial a very special Limited Edition “Digger Bear” to commemorate this 100th Anniversary.
He has been designed to commemorate 100 years since the Landing of Australian Troops at Gallipoli.
This Limited Edition Bear wears the Uniform of the WW1 period and all the detailing has been Authenticated by The Australian War Memorial Including the brass buttons, metal replica badges & slouch hat.
Each teddy has his own leather strap and medallion with his edition number engraved on it.
He also comes in his own Acetate Display Box with Certificate of Authenticity.
A donation is made from the sale of every Digger bear to the returned soldiers support group Soldier On who assist Australia’s physically and psychologically wounded servicemen and women.
They do this by enhancing their recovery, inspiring them to overcome their wounds and empowering their futures by giving them a chance to do and be whatever they choose.
We have very limited stocks still available at only $229 Click here to order Digger
A BOY OR A GIRL?
Speculation is rife as to the gender of the newest Royal Baby, will we have another little Prince or a little Princess.
Hermann of Germany have for decades followed the English Royal Family and have created beautiful commemorative bears to celebrate most of the important milestones in the lives and deaths of the Royals.
Following in the series of bears based around Princess Diana , Prince William, Princess Catherine and Baby Prince George Hermann have created in anticipation of the new arrival sometime this month another special bear.
They are ready to go, just waiting on the announcements of the babies Gender and Name so the embroidery can be completed.
The new bear will be a 33cm light beige mohair design with either Pink or Blue trim, the foot embroidery will detail the bears number in the addition of 500 plus the babies name and birth date, it will be filled with traditional excelsior and a growler voice and as per all previous bears in this Royal series he/she will have the pale blue eyes that Hermann has reserved for their descendants of Diana Bears series.
We have secured an initial quantity of 10 bears which will be delivered in a week or two from when the baby is born,
It will be $299 or if you pay in full at the time of pre-ordering we are offering a special price of $269
To pre-order follow this link and use Promo Code RB269
STEIFF TURNS 135
The worlds oldest toy manufacturer Steiff of Germany celebrates 135 years since founder Margarete Steiff created their very first design.
At the time (1880) she was running a small dress making business in Giengen, Germany when she made a little felt elephant, originally designed as a pin cushion, this little elephant formed the foundation of the Steiff company as we know it today.
Elephants with colourful saddles formed a major part of the range in the early days of making felt toys long before they created the modern teddy bear in 1902.
To celebrate this amazing milestone they have created the 135 Year Jubilee Teddy Bear, this beautiful replica of any early Steiff design is very special, in his creation you can see the pride and expertise Steiff take in presenting their world famous teddy bears.
This anniversary teddy is very proud of his miniature felt elephant, a fitting tribute to where it all began.
Jubilee is 32cm and made of the finest golden blonde mohair, his left paw is embroidered with “135 Years”
The brown of his handstitched nose is also reflected in the colour of his eyes, his classic look is finished with a big gold satin bow.
He is indeed a historically important bear and a great addition to any serious collection
Only 1880 bears have been created and Steiff have already sold out, we have secured a small number which are going quite quickly, we now only have 6 still available at only $499.
Click this link to secure yours now
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FOR A SPECIAL STEIFF OFFER
SETTLER BEARS 2015 RELEASE
Arriving next week is the new Settler Bears 2015 Range comprising 3 new Collections with 33 exciting new designs.
Although a smaller release than we have been used to from Settler Bears, the new collections have sufficient new designs to keep most collectors happy. The collections are Montville with 8 designs - Rushworth with 6 designs and the biggest collection is Sherbrook with 19 designs.
We are currently waiting on the bears to arrive and hope to have the photos of them early next week, as soon as we get the images we will get them all online in our Settler Bears catalogue.
So please be patient and look at our catalogue next week for these new collections to appear in our catalogue.
Here is a link to the Settler Bear section where we currently have 340 Settler designs waiting to meet their new cousins
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CHARLIE BEARS UPDATE
MORE NEW 2015 DESIGNS JUST IN.
With almost all the back orders now filled Charlie Bears are really getting organised with several deliveries of the new 2015 plush bears already in the stores.
Some plush designs and also Mohair designs we only received an initial burst of a small number of our orders with the balance to follow.
Many designs we did not get enough to satisfy our members
pre-orders so to be fair to all members we have had to allocate them on a “First Ordered First Served” basis.
But don’t worry we are expecting a lot more in the next deliveries, Charlie Bears are staggering the deliveries to try and get some of each design delivered.
Some designs we now have a small amount for display and stock
The bears that have arrived are
PLUSH BEAR DESIGNS
Banjo - Grumpy - Kassius - Kenzie - Lyra
Peyton - Scarecrow - Sniffle - Ursula
ISABELLE MOHAIR DESIGNS
Again a very small quantity of each of the following Mohair designs have arrived, they are
Aphrodite - Bedhead - Blanket - Cupid Diddy - Doobey - Frost - Gadget
Isabelle Masterpiece 2015
Orange Pippin - Pitter Patter
Rosemary & Thyme - Seeker - Treetop
True Love - Trumpette - Weeny - Wowzer
Chiswick Bear - Clarence Bear - Dundas Gorilla - Fawsley Lion - Myers Orangutan
If you have bears on pre-order and we have not contacted you then yours did not arrive in this order, we will be in touch as soon as more arrive and we can send yours home to you
If you have pre-orders not appearing on this list please do not harass us about when they are coming as we do not know, we will advise you as soon as we get any information.
If you wish to look at any of the now hundreds of amazing designs currently available you can see them all in the following Charlie Bear categories...
We now have 6 Charlie Bear Categories
Click these direct links to our catalogue categories
BEARS - Charlie Bears - Baby Collection
BEARS - Charlie Bears - Bearhouse Range
BEARS - Charlie Bears - Mohair - in stock now
BEARS - Charlie Bears - Plush - in stock now
BEARS - Charlie Bears Mohair - Pre-orders
BEARS - Charlie Bears Plush - Pre-orders
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FOR A SPECIAL CHARLIE BEAR OFFER
This month we are offering some very nice Bonus Gifts when you order from the following selected product ranges until May 18th.
Some Bonus Gifts are limited numbers so they are only available whilst stocks last - be quick to be among the first to order and secure your Bonus
You will get your normal members discounts plus the FREE Bonus Gifts Below
Spend over $100 on Steiff Bears and receive FREE a deck of Steiff playing cards featuring images of Steiff Bears
from the past 100 years. Valued at $24.95
Plus a limited production Steiff 2015 collectable catalogue
Please use Promo Code - Steiff Bonus
Here is a link to the Steiff Bears Catalogue
Spend over $90 on Charlie Bears and receive a
2015 Charlie Bears Collectable Calendar valued at $18.95
Spend over $50 on Charlie Bears and receive a
2015 Charlie Bears 12 Postcard Pack valued at $9.95
Please use Promo Code - Charlie Bonus
Here is a link to the Charlie Bears Plush Catalogue
Here is a link to the Charlie Bears Mohair Catalogue
Spend over $250 on Settler Bears and receive a
Retired set of 6 Settler Bear enamel collectors pins in an embroidered black shoulder bag valued at $150
Please note only 6 sets available
Spend over $50 on Settler Bears and receive two
retired Settler Bear enamel collectors pins valued at $39.90
Please use Promo Code - Settler Bonus
Here is a link to the Settler Bears Catalogue
Spend over $50 on Tatty Teddies and receive a
Tatty teddy phone charm valued at $14.95
Please use Promo Code - Tatty Bonus
Here is a link to the Tatty Teddies Catalogue
Will 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 are the four brands that we are offering Bonus Gifts with this month?
You can find the answer in this newsletter.
E-mail your answer now and don’t forget your membership number.
Congratulations to last months winner
$100 Members Super Draw
Jane Cochrane of Canningvale WA who correctly identified our featured new arrival bear as Scooby.
Regards and beary best wishes
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
TEDDIES ON PARADE EVENTS
- Events are held through out the year as special promotions or important happenings occur, we will always give you advance notice of these special events.
- Teddies on Parade night events 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 when we advertise an event why not mark your diary, RSVP and come along and have a relaxing fun night out with a great bunch of people that share your passion for collecting Teddies.
For 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 32000 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.
YOUR 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.
CHANGED 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.