Hi Bear Club Members,
A BIG Nana’s Teddies welcome to all the new members who have join us in the past few months, I hope you get as much enjoyment from our monthly newsletters as our 30,000 other members do.
If you are a newer member you may find the following information useful, if you have been with us for a while then you will most probably be aware of how we play so you can jump ahead to all this months news and specials.
Each month we send out generally only the one newsletter, having said that occasionally we will send a special newsblast if a particularly good special pops up or a rare limited edition is released.
Our newsletters are quite different to most that you would get from a retailer, we have made it a real club affair and we look on our members as more than just customers, in fact they are part of our extended Teddy Bear Family and over the years many have become good friends.
Each newsletter is filled with a bit of news on happenings with our shop and our family as well as interesting general news from the teddy bear world.
I also like to interject a little relevant humor and of course some really great deals and special offers which when we get right down to it is the main reason many members have joined our club.
It is always prudent to browse through each issue as there is always a good variety of things to interest most members, some prefer the limited edition collectables side of our business whilst other just like the cute and cuddly so we try to mix it up between the two in the hope we can make everyone happy.
And in the rare instance we don’t have something to interest you this month there is always next month to look forward too.
TONY HAS A NEW MUM
Last month we sought our members help in raising some much needed funds for "Eva's Fight for Life" and offered all members buying a Charlie Bear to support this project the chance to WIN a Charlie Bears "Tony" valued at $109.
My personal thanks to all members who assisted and my congratulations to Jill Taylor of Queensland who took the opportunity to add a few more delightful teddies to her growing hug.
Jill is so enthusiastic about her Charlie Bears that she made the journey down from Queensland to meet William & Charlie Morris when they visited our store while in Australia for the opening of their new Cubhouse distribution centre.
Jill is pictured here with William & Charlie and of course a few new bears at our event.
I know Tony is going to a home full of love where he will certainly get lots of hugs and fit in nicely with all Jills’ other special bears.
With the help of Jill and our members we were able to donate $500 to Eva's cause.
LOCAL & GLOBAL TEDDY NEWS
The good, the bad and the cuddly!
HERMANN COLLECTABLE BEARS
This month Hermann Coburg have released two very special limited edition collectable bears, I did send out a special news blast on these a couple of weeks ago but if you missed it or were still thinking about them then here is your last opportunity to secure either of these great investment pieces.
HRH PRINCE GEORGE
1st Birthday Edition
Only limited stock available
pre-order now to avoid disappointment.
Made to commemorate the 1st Birthday of HRH Prince George on the 22nd July 2014
This 33cm hand made of very soft Pure Alpaca Wool and filled with soft polyester filling he has the rare blue eyes that Hermann use for this line of the royal family, these have now been used for Prince George, Prince William and Princess Diana who all have blue eyes.
His simple collar is adorned with gold braid and 14 SWAROVSKI crystals and supports three hearts with the initials W for William C for Catherine and of course G for George.
Both footpads are embroidered with his Royal birthright and edition numbers and he comes with the expected Hermann Certificate of Authenticity.
A small limited edition of only 227 pieces are being made, an unusual number maybe but it makes sense when you realise that it is his birthday on 22-7
Hermann have drifted slightly away from their
traditional look and created what they describe as
-- A modern Bear for the modern Family ---
A VERY SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION OFFER
We are offering our members first opportunity to secure one of these bears before we offer them to the general public
Only a very limited number of these special bears are available to us so be quick and pre- order now
if you would like to add these highly collectable 33cm bears to your collection.
His release price will be $329 and a deposit of $100 will secure one for you, Click here to order yours now
and type George 1st in the promo code box to get this special price
Members can save $30 by paying in full with their pre-order for only $289
THE RED BARON
Manfred von Richthofen
Only a limited number available
pre-order now to avoid disappointment.
It is now almost 100 years since the famous German fighter pilot Manfred von Richthofen or as the British called him the Bloody Red Baron was shot down after a reported 80 allied aircraft were shot down by him.
This skilled aviator was both revered and feared by the Brits and the allies and he was a national hero in his homeland of Germany
This 41cm mohair teddy is filled with excelsior and has a growler voice, he is finely dressed in traditional a German Pilots jacket and hat and has his details embroidered on one foot and a picture of his famous tri-plane on the other
(Tri-Plane not included with bear)
Made to honour the famous Manfred v. Richthofen from the First World War and to remember the beginning of the First World War
Limited to only 250 pieces world wide
His price will be $499 and a deposit of $100 will secure one for you.
CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOURS NOW
Members can save an extra $50 by paying in full at the time of placing their pre-order for only $449
Pre-order now to avoid disappointment and secure one of these
extremely collectable limited edition bears!
Please Note: delivery on both these exclusive designs will be early September
CHARLIE BEARS UPDATE
You may have heard that Charlie Bears are rapidly catching up on all their back orders and as such have been sending shipment after shipment of new designs to Australia.
Whilst this is great news for our collectors it is a lot of hard work for our team getting them all unpacked and sorted ready to move on to their new homes.
We have received several very large shipments in the past two weeks of both Mohair and plush designs and have several more due in the next few weeks.
Troy is grumbling that this seasons bears all seem to have tossed the diet book away and are in fact quite a bit heavier, pack a half a dozen of the bigger fellows like Major or Miss Haversham in a carton and you really get a workout.
Troy found a picture on the internet that he reckons looks like him after a day of re packing Charlie Bears for delivery.
He also found one he claims is how our postman feels when he collects all the out going deliveries.
But in spite of Troy’s grumbling we are really happy to see all these bears finally arriving so we can send them on their way to their new families.
ISABELLE COLLECTION - MOHAIR DESIGNS
I have the pleasure of announcing the arrival of the following new mohair designs.
Some designs have sold out on pre-orders prior to their arrivals but we do have limited quantities of most of these sensational bears now available for adoption.
Bees Knees - Jack Dusty - Mr Toots
Hedgehog Family - Spike - Prickle & Ouch
Isabelle Masterpiece 2013 - Belle
Crocket - Fitzroy - Icicle - Loafer
Jelly Bean - Marples - Miss Haversham
Pookie - Salt & Pepper - Snippet
Welly - Wiggy - Wurzel
NEW PLUSH DESIGNS
Fizzy Wizz - Mystery - Penny Chew
Allsorts - Razzle Dazzle - Hubble
Giga - Jumble - Zebedee
These last few designs are the 2nd shipments
of bears that had sold out previously
MORE NEW PLUSH DESIGNS
Arriving in the next couple of shipments
The following designs have been confirmed as arriving in Australia in the next few weeks, we do not have an exact in store date as they still have to clear customs.
Crumpet - Hocus Pocus - Luna
Pixel - Barry - Chapman - India
Jigsaw - Lennon - Lexie - Linus
Mr Twitcher - Roxie Red Panda
Jo Bo Bag Buddy
Bearhouse Bear Designs
Alnwick - Eltham
Playtime Hand Puppets
Gummy Koala - Pongo Skunk
These full bodied hand puppets are possible the best we have ever seen, they are made to the same high quality and have the same look and feel you have come to expect from Charlie Bears.
They do fit adult hands and as the hand goes up behind the characters head you can make some amazing facial expressions, great fun for all the family and they especially like helping at story time.
If you have pre-orders for designs not appearing on this list please continue to be patient, please don’t ask when they will arrive 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 designs arriving in this shipment you can still see them in the Charlie Bears for Pre-order only section of our catalogue until we actually receive them, after that they will all be transferred into the Charlie Bears in stock category, click the link below
which will take you to our main catalogue, there you can scroll down and select the relevant Charlie Bears category for what you would like to see
Link to new Charlie Bears Categories
3 NEW DEANS - BEARS OF DISTINCTION
If a cute & cuddly good quality bear is on your shopping list then these bears are definitely worth a look!
Britain’s oldest teddy bear manufacturers are not only making their normal mohair collectable bears but they have now released a great range of collectable plush bears to compliment their line up.
This range has met with fantastic acceptance since it’s introduction a few months ago and some designs are already close to being sold out however the good news is that they have just released 3 new designs to add to the range.
The 3 new designs are called Thoughtful - Cheerful and Lucky all very traditional English teddy bears in deed.
This new initiative is a welcome venture which will bring the traditional heritage of Deans into a price range that will surely add a new generation of fans to Britain’s Oldest and most respected brand.
The range now includes 17 great designs all fully jointed and made from the very best of plush furs available they will be ongoing ambassadors of the Distinctly Deans Collection.
All designs are available for immediate delivery now
Only 200 of each design will be produced so they will be quite collectable and being very well priced starting at around $100 they will be snapped up quite quickly.
Click here to see all 17 designs in our catalogue
This month we are featuring another 2 of our most popular brands and offering their entire current product ranges that are featured in our online catalogue and in stock now at heavily discounted prices.
Hundreds of designs in stock now
20% off all
Settler Bears in stock
Sale starts today
ends Sunday 31st August
Pictured here is another now retired Anastasia, a beautiful big 59cm Settler Bear who could be yours for FREE when you purchase any Settler Bears before the 31st August.
For each bear you purchase you will get 1 extra entry in the buyers only draw to win this prize valued at $129
Click this direct link to the Settler Bears catalogue section
Hundreds of beautiful Settler Bear designs to choose from
All 20% off our normal retail prices
OUR MASSIVE CHERISHED TEDDIES SALE CONTINUES
Since we started this huge clearance we have sold thousands of Cherished Teddies
with over 270 designs now completely gone, we still have reasonably good stocks
with 123 designs still available but many styles are now down to only a few pieces left
Get in quick before they are all gone forever
Many of these designs are now retired and really hard to find often you may have to resort to internet auctions like E-bay and pay well over the original prices as these ever popular figurines have captured the hearts of millions of collectors worldwide and once retired they appreciate quite well in value making them a really good potential collectable investments
The Bad News
No more Cherished Teddies
Whitehill & Co the Australian Distributors along with the UK distributors have announced that due to falling demand bought on by the Global Financial Crisis that it was no longer viable for them to continue importing the Cherished Teddies ranges from Enesco, this decision means the end of Cherished Teddies in Australia and will have major ramifications on the future production of these collectables.
The need to produce these figurines in high quantities to keep the prices reasonable, the high cost of shipping such heavy items, warehousing costs and the dedicated staff required to administer sales are all factors in the distributors decision to no longer support the range.
Many retailers in Australia stopped carrying them in the past few years which has also effected the sales potential and viability of these and many other product lines.
The Good News
We are having a Final
Massive Clearance Sale
50% off all Cherished Teddies Designs
We have done a deal with the Australian distributors to clear the last of their stock holdings at heavily discounted prices.
That combined with our already huge range means that we have over 9000 Cherished Teddies being cleared at half their regular prices.
The choices are vast as we have hundreds of designs available, some are recent releases and some are hard to find retired designs but all are amazing value.
The clearance sale is being held both On-line and In-store, for our internet customers just add all the designs you would like to the Enquiry Cart and use the Promotional Code CT SALE we will then check stock availability and get back to you promptly with your discounted price.
In store we have set up a couple of huge trestle tables laden with bargains, as well as what is listed in our on-line catalogue we have a big selection of designs that are “last ones” that are not viable for us to spend the time putting them on line, the costs involved in photographing, processing and creating on line entries for these “last ones” is greater than what we sell them for.
So if you want a great bargain make a trip to the shop as soon as you can for the best selection, the Sale continues and will run until we clear all stocks.
The sale is open to the general public as well so if you know any Cherished Teddies collectors who are not members of our club do them and us a favor and let them know about this massive clearance.
If you are not a CT Collector you may still wish to take advantage of this sale as Cherished Teddies make fantastic Christmas Presents and stocking fillers and at these prices you can’t go wrong.
50% off all Cherished Teddies
Sale continues until all stock is cleared
Click this direct link to our Cherished Teddies Catalogue
20% off All Animals
Here’s some more great ideas for Christmas presents or maybe because you just can’t resist some cute and cuddly animals with hundred’s of great designs available to our members at huge discounts until August 31st or whilst stocks last.
As all our animals are in the own special sections of our catalogue please use the inquiry cart as normal to order them, you can add multiple items from different categories to the cart before submitting your enquiry. In the promotional code box type ANIMAL SALE to get your discounts
and don’t forget to put in your members number as this offer is only available to club members.
Offer applies to all categories starting with Animals- for example Animals - Farmyard
*********** Teddy Bears, Dolls and all other items are not part of this sale ***********
Click this link to our catalogue
20% off all Animals
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,
How many categories do we now have for Charlie Bears do we have in our ever growing online Catalogue?
You can find the link to the correct 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
Joy Malone of West Wodonga VIC who correctly answered how many bears are in the Hermann Flower Series
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 almost 30,000 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.