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March 2013
Members
Newsletter

 

Hi Bear Club Members,

white-rabbitHave you ever had the odd feeling that you have literally fallen down the rabbit hole like Alice did and ended up in the Wonderland where the White Rabbit seem to confuse everything?
Well that’s exactly how I feel at the moment, the world seems to have gone crazy and I feel my sanity is not far behind.

With all the new products arriving from the recent trade fair and the new 2013 teddy designs from our major manufacturers all seeming to arrive at once I have been burning the candle at both ends in a failed attempt to keep up with all the work involved.

We are short staffed at present, Rachel left us to return to her modeling work and I haven’t been able to find the time to set up interviews for a replacement, she was doing a great job of keeping the website updated and adding all the new designs as they arrived, this task has now fallen back on me and I am desperately trying to keep up doing the work that should be done by 3 people, so if anyone has come upon a method of creating a couple of clones of myself please let me know.

As well as all the everyday tasks we have rearranged 80% of the showroom with all new displays, I wonder which genius came up with this great plan while we are short staffed?
Troy, Jan and I have been pulling 12 hour shifts, 7 days a week to get this done but the results are fantastic, we have created a huge amount of much needed extra space for the bears and the showroom looks amazing.

Our Charlie Bears have all moved to a new location that allows all of them to be displayed together and in a much more organised fashion, they have moved to the rear of the store in a revamped area now called “Charlie Bear Boulevard”
Also grouped with plush collection are the Charlie Baby range, Charlie Organics range, Knitted designs and room for the new Bearhouse Bears Collection and the Baby Boutique range when they arrive, the first designs of these new ranges are due to arrive late this week.

 

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

TEDDY CARE TIP
Bear Hair Care
Any one who has been a collector for a while will most probably know how to care for teddy when he is having a bad hair day or is extremely disheveled after a long trip.
I often get comments or questions from newer collectors about their new teddy looking squashed, flat and indignant when he arrives so I will try and add a helpful tip or two each newsletter to help members look after their bears.

When we are shipping your bears we always try and get them into the smallest possible box as this saves you a few valuable dollars in postage costs.
The size and weight of the box determines the cost of postage so the smaller the parcel the cheaper in most cases.
The down side to this is that teddy can sometimes arrive looking a bit squashed when you let him out of the box.

This is more apparent when he has just arrived from overseas and has been squashed in a box for a few weeks with a couple of dozen relatives and then we repack him immediately for his final journey home to you.
To bring teddy back to looking his glorious best here is a couple of simple tips.

Give him a big hug and then a really good vigorous shaking, this will lift all the pile and separate the fibers so that the air can get into it and teddy will fluff back to how he should look after a day or so.
Beauty SalonA good massage with you fingers and thumbs particularly around the head and ears will ensure that he look his best, if his nose or muzzle looks a little out of shape you can use both index fingers across the nose and both thumbs under the chin to gently push his nose up and form a bridge between his eyes.

Cup his ears forward by placing your thumbs in his ears and bend the ears forward, bears like other animals look angry with their ears back.

Another way to groom teddy is a vigorous blowing with a hairdryer on to the COOL setting, this is particularly useful if you have had any of your teddies on display for some time.
This will not only fluff his fur but will also blow any dust that has settled on him without risk of wiping into his fur, I recommend a regular blowing about twice a year to keep your valuable bears in top condition.

More teddy care tips next month, but if you have a particular question please
e-mail me and I will add the answers to future newsletters.

 

Papa Emeritus Retirement EditionPOPE EMERITUS
The final bear in the Pope Benedict XVI series has arrived and is now ready for adoption.

2013 RETIREMENT EDITION
LIMITED TO ONLY 265 PIECES

$379

POPE BENEDICT XVI RETIRES

April 19th 2005 saw the election of Germany’s Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as Pope Benedict XVI, the 265th Pope of the Holy Catholic Church.

Hermann Coburg of Germany created a special bear to mark this historic occasion and has also created a Papal Series of beautiful and highly collectable bears marking many of the high points in the Pope’s time as head of the Church.

With the announcement that Pope Benedict retired on the 1st of March 2013 these bears will now become a part of a very rich history and join the realm of other highly sought after collectable bears.

This very special final bear in the series, created to mark his retirement is a 40cm mohair growler bear with excelsior filling.
His footpads are embroidered with the dates of his reign as the 265th Pope and the coat of arms of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger which was his name before becoming the Pope.
This edition like the very first bear in this series is limited to 265 pieces worldwide which is the number of Popes to date.

We have secured 10 of these very limited edition bears for our members

papst-australien-300PAPAL BEAR SERIES
Now retired and extremely collectable
April 19th 2005 saw the election of Germany’s Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as Pope Benedict XVI, the 265th Pope of the Holy Catholic Church.

Hermann Coburg of Germany created a special bear to mark this historic occasion and has also created a Papal Series of beautiful and highly collectable bears marking many of the high points in the Pope’s time as head of the Church.

With the retirement of Pope Benedict XVI  on the 1st of March 2013 these bears will now become a part of a very rich history and join the realm of other highly sought after collectable bears.
Already the earlier designs are becoming hard to find and are selling on internet auction sites for well over their original release prices

We have a very limited amount of some of these designs still available but stocks are extremely limited and will sell out quickly so order now to avoid missing this golden investment opportunity

Click this link to see our special feature on these very special Papal Bears and the history of why they were created

 

TATTY TEDDY INTERACTIVE
Arriving in the next few weeks is a brand new addition to the Tatty Teddy range of products.
The new interactive designs will have appeal for collectors of these blue nosed teddies but they will have an enormous popularity with kids of all ages who will be delighted with the way these cute teddies talk to you and if you have moore than one of them they will talk amongst them selves as well.

I will have more details next newsletter and they will be on our online catalogue as soon as they arrive in a couple of weeks.

Tatty Interactive

 

BLACKBERRY CRUMBLE

CHARLIE BEARS UPDATE
More positive news this month on deliveries from Charlie Bears, with another big shipment just arrived, over 400 bears across 14 designs are in this shipment cutting further the huge back order list which is now showing some definite signs of being caught up with.


MINIMO MOHAIR DESIGNS I have had numerous e-mails and phone calls with Charlie Bears over the past year about trying to get information of delivery times and finally William Morris, Charlie Bears Director has assured me that they are rapidly catching up.
All outstanding Minimo designs will be delivered over the next few months with the last designs coming in July at the latest, I do not know which designs will be first or last but be assured they are all not too far away now.
William is also trying to have all outstanding 2012 or earlier plush designs caught up with in the next few months.

 

PLUSH DESIGNS Another large shipment arrived yesterday with a whole lot of bears in it for us, some are the last shipments of designs we have had before and some newer ones we have been waiting for.
I have now confirmed that the following designs will be in this shipment, if you have any of these designs on order we will be in touch as soon as we sort out who belongs to who to organise getting them home to you.


INCA
Paris
Dash
Padmin
Lancleot
Gregory
Elderberry
Wotsit
Mulberry
Chestnut
Noodle
Sherwood
Eden
Blackberry Crumble
Inca
Howard
Thing-ma-jig
Rula
Charlie 2013 Annual Bear

JUST ARRIVED

Bearhouse Bears - a new non jointed range of really cute and cuddly teddies Click here to see the entire new range
Spencer eCharlie Bears have created this new range of very cuddly non jointed teddies called "Bearhouse Bears" that are perfect as everyday playmates and companions for children over 18 months.

The range is made from high quality plush furs and filled with non allergenic poly fiber and polyester pellets to add weight and poseabilty to these delightful characters.

They each come in their own reusable canvas bag.

The range was designed by Isabelle Lee and all bears with the exception of Huggy & Cuddles are named after famous houses and castles of Great Britain.

Charlie Bear enthusiasts will also find them appealing and will want to add them to their collections as like all Charlie Bears this new range certainly are "Bears with Personalities" each one has his or her own unique appeal.
The first 5 designs Harewood - Beaumaris - Hampton - Spencer and Peveril arrived yesterday, the rest will be here by the end of June

Spencer (pictured above) is one of my favourites in the Bearhouse range, he is 46cm and only $53.95
Pictured below L-R are:
Beaumaris 48cm - Harewood 43cm - Peveril 43cm - Hampton 36cm, all are amazing value at $42.95 each

Bearhouse Bears

DEAN’S ROYAL VISIT 2013

Neil MillerThe owners of Britain’s oldest and most respected bear manufacturers will be making a trip down under in October this year, they are visiting relatives in New Zealand and I have invited them to jump across the ditch and have a short visit with us at Nana’s Teddies.

Neil and Barbara Miller look forward to catching up with friends they met on their last visit and hopefully meeting a lot of new ones this trip.
As they are on a tight schedule we will only have the one opportunity to see them, they will attend a bear signing and photo opportunity event on Thursday evening the 10th of October.

Pictured is Neil Miller, noted author, teddy designer and owner of Dean’s Bears.

Full details will be sent closer to the event but mark it in your calendar now as it will be a great evening with lots of surprises including great door prizes and special bears for this event.

Famous artist Jill Baxter who has designed for Deans for many years is coming out of retirement and we will be offering some new designs from her at this event.

DEANS ANNOUNCE NEW BEARS OF DISTINCTION RANGE
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I am excited to share this news flash with you, as a long time collector of Deans Bears I have a real passion for this traditional old English bear company and look forward each year to their new seasons releases.

This year they sprang a big surprise on us, not only are they doing their normal mohair collectable bears but they have just announced a brand new range of collectable plush bears to compliment their line up.
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.

14 new designs all fully jointed and made from the very best of plush furs available will be the first ambassadors of the Distinctly Deans Collection, they will be available for delivery in June/July this year.

Only 200 of each design will be produced so they will be quite collectable and being priced under $100 they will be snapped up quite quickly.

I will have pictures of all 14 very soon and will send a special release newsletter to you early next month with a really Special Offer for our members who love their Deans Bears.

I did intend to send you a special news blast on these fantastic bears however I ran out of time getting it together for this month so I will follow through and send it in a week or two, It will be worth waiting for!

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THIS MONTHS
FEATURED
BRANDS

This month we are featuring 3 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.

 

Settler Bears a new breedBirdsville_collectionSETTLER
BEARS

440 beautifully dressed designs
in stock now

20% off all Settler Bears

Sale starts today - ends 31st March

 

Click this direct link to the Settler Bears catalogue section

 

Anneliese1cherishedteddies03CHERISHED
TEDDIES

320 enchanting  designs in stock now

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

20% off all Cherished Teddies

Sale starts today - ends 31st March

Click this direct link to our Cherished Teddies Catalogue

 

Citrus_Dragon_and_LogoWEBKINZ
PETS

Over 200 cute and quirky designs in stock now

Webkinz are a range of very collectable plush pets that have a unique web code that allows you to register your pet in Webkinz World, an interactive virtual world where you can design a room or house to play with and care for all your Webkinz and Lil’kinz pets. Lots of virtual gifts and surprises are your with each pet your add to your Webkinz World.

25% off all Webkinz Pets and accessories

That makes all Webkinz only $14.95 and Lil’Kinz only $11.20

Sale starts today - ends 31st March

Click this direct link to our Webkinz Catalogue

 

THIS MONTHS
SUPER SPECIALS

Order NowThese featured bears have been among our most popular designs over
the past few years but they are now sadly retired, however we are pleased
to be able to offer the last of these great designs to our members at
huge discounts until March 31st or whilst stocks last

These bears and many more specials are in a special section of our catalogue please use the inquiry cart as normal to order them and don’t forget to put in your members number to qualify for the special members prices

Click this link to see and order all currently available Members Super Specials

 

Charlie 2011CHARLIE BEARS

Charlie 2011
LIMITED EDITION

The 2011 edition, the 3rd of the Annual Bears is quite unusual even for a Charlie design, she is made in cream and grey colourings of both Mohair and plush fabrics, which Charlie Bears call a PLUMO bear (part plush and part mohair)

She is made of a very striking long pile "stringy" fur which gives her a real air of distinction, and has beautiful detailed paws.Around her neck she wears a checked ribbon

Making Charlie with mohair for the face and inner ears and plush for the rest of the body and arms this gives much greater definition to the bears than a normal plush bear has and with lots of extra personality.

 
#14370
normally $109    Sale Price $99 If ordered on her own or
If your purchase any other Charlie Bears with her then you can adopt her for only $79

Click here to order Charlie 2011 Please type newsletter special in the comments box

 

 

Duncan1RUSS BEARS
Duncan

Duncan is a soft cuddly grey flecked coloured bear with fluffy fur and grey padded paws, wearing a brown striped ribbon around his neck and available in two sizes.
27cm #11048 normally $25.95    Sale Price $13

35cm #11048 normally $35.95    Sale Price $19
 

Click here to order Duncan Please type newsletter special in the comments box

 

bton10294 - hugglesBEARINGTON

Huggles

A super soft and very cuddly bear, with a satin ribbon around the neck.
Huggles is available in brown or cream and comes in 3 extremely cuddly sizes
28cm #10294 normally $18.95    Sale Price $10
43cm #10294 normally $34.95    Sale Price $19
76cm #10294 normally $109    Sale Price $59

Click here to order Huggles
Please type newsletter special in the comments box

 

 

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 much can members save if they purchase a “Charlie 2011” annual bear this month?
You can find the answer in this newsletter.
E-mail your answer now and don’t forget your membership number.

Happy_SmilieCongratulations to last months winner

$100 Members Super Draw
Marg Spowart of Officer VIC who correctly counted 34 new #1 dolls had been added to the catalogue.

 

Regards and beary best wishes

Dave.

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 29000 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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