Hi Bear Club Members,
The old saying “Time Flys when you are having fun” has never seemed so real as it has in the past couple of months.
After a very busy Christmas and new year we stumbled into February before we knew it and the frantic excitement of the the biggest Charlie Bear release ever in early February kept us so busy that before we knew it March was upon us.
Normally we would have had a newsletter in February but with time moving so fast I just ran out of daylight so to ensure we don’t miss this months news I have downed all other tasks and am busy typing away at our March Members News.
This month we have some rare collectable offerings for you and some really great specials, our normal Charlie Bear updates as well as another chance to be this months lucky member winning a $100 gift voucher.
So my appologies for missing last months news, I hope this edition will have enough interesting things in it that you will forgive me for running out of time.
LOCAL & GLOBAL TEDDY NEWS
The good, the bad and the cuddly!
QUEEN ELIZABETH II
90TH BIRTHDAY BEAR
A LIMITED EDITION OF ONLY
500 PIECES WORLDWIDE.
Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her 90th Birthday on April 21st.
To celebrate this wonderful event Hermann have released a new bear as part of their British Royalty Series..
Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday bear is made of fine German mohair andfilled with traditional excelsior stuffing, she is also fitted with a traditional growler voice.
Dressed in a lovely bright green hat that is trimmed with a pink rose, she is also wearing her pearl necklace, holding her white gloves & carrying her black patent handbag.
One paw is embroidered with the Royal Coat of Arms & the other with the date and edition number.
A worldwide Limited Edition 500 pieces will ensure her collectability and we are certain she will sell out very quickly
We have secured a small number for Australia so be quick to secure a never to be repeated part of history brought to “life” in this highly collectable bear. She is only $419 and in stock now for immediate delivery
Click this link to order
QUEEN ELIZABETH II
THE LONGEST REIGN
LIMITED EDITION OF ONLY
250 PIECES WORLDWIDE.
On the 9th of September 2015 Queen Elizabeth II became the "longest reigning monarch" in British History and broke the record of Queen Victoria.
To celebrate this historic event Hermann have created a very limited edition collectable special Celebration Bear to remember this date.
This 36cm bear will be known as “The Queen - longest reigning monarch" Celebration Bear is in stock now.
Made of luxurious German Mohair with traditional excelsior stuffing and fitted with a teddy growler voice this bear has all the expected quality and design elements we have come to expect from Hermann.
Adorned with genuine Swarovski Crystal elements and fine embroidery she really is a stunning looking bear.
A worldwide Limited Edition 250 pieces will ensure her collectability so be quick as stock is now becoming very limited.
Only a couple still available at $379 so be quick,
Click this link to order
H E R M A N N S O N N E B U R G
#22 for 2015
A VERY LIMITED MUSEUM EDITION
100 PIECES WORLDWIDE.
Introducing A VERY LIMITED EDITION the 2015 Sonneberg Museum Bear #22 in the series.
A beautiful 39cm bear made from quality German Mohair, filled with traditional excelsior stuffing and a with a growler.
This beautiful bear is a very classic design reflecting the famous bears of early last century.
She wears a broderie anglaise collar & has old worldÂ sepia photos appliqued on the bear.
Her limited edition details are embroidered on her foot pad.
As with the last few years, due to a downturn in the US economy there will be no American or European edition of this bear released.
Normally 500 pieces in the American Edition and 250 in the European edition.
Instead Hermann have issued a very special Museum European Edition of only 100 bears at only $419.
We have secured our initial stock of bears from the Museum Edition of 100 which we believe will be of immense interest to our collectors and will have an even greater collectable value over the normal editions. Click here to order
PETER RABBIT LIMITED EDITION
The famous Peter Rabbit is arguably the most loved of all the wonderful characters created by Beatrix Potter who was born July 28th 1866, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of her birth Dund have created this very special collectors limited edition of Peter.
Only 500 have been made with only 50 coming to Australia, we have 5 available to members at the incredibly good value price of $159. As we have so few available we have not put him into our online catalogue so please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like one. the first 5 members to respond will be lucky collectors indeed as we cannot get any more.
LOTS OF NEW 2016 DESIGNS HAVE NOW STARTED ARRIVING
After our recent visit to the annual gift fair where of course Jan and I cannot help but over order on the amazing new designs we were offered by many of our best suppliers, the delivery services have been really busy bringing us hundreds of new bears and animals for you to enjoy.
This year the focus is on quality and unique new characters and in spite of the Australian Dollar being at an all time low the value offered is quite good all round.
When you get a few spare moments (or hours) take a scroll though the various catalouge sections to see all the new designs there are some great new bears & animals from Gund, Nici, Jasnor, Korimco, Elka and Tatty Teddy to name just a few.
CHARLIE BEARS UPDATE
Since the release of the new Charlie Bears 2016 Collections early last month we have been run off our feet with pre-orders with many designs selling out in the first few days.
As the collector base for Charlie Bears is rapidly growing the need to pre-order is becoming paramount with many collectors so that they do not miss out on their favourite selections.
The fastest designs to sell out were Fairy Wishes, Pixie Dust, Isabelle Masterpiece, Heritage, and the big fairy tale sets of Goldilocks, Red Riding Hood and the 3 Little Pigs, these sets are amazing and in very limited numbers so already the second hand market is asking some ridiculous prices and getting them.
Although the wait time on some designs can be up to 12 months from the release date we are already seeing some of the new bears arriving this month with a regular flow expected right through the year.
Sadly the Charlie Bear system has not changed and we still cannot get any information on production schedules or expected delivery dates.
The plush bears that have arrived already are
Best Friend - Chocoholic - Esme - Grumpy
Hob Nob - Jubbly - Kekezza - Kirk
Marshmallow - Reech - Roscoe
Savannah -Scottie - Twanky
The Bearhouse bears & animals that have arrived already are
Blaise Zebra - Dalton Donkey
Hatfield Hippo - Knole Polar Bear
Myres Orangutan - Warick Cheetah
ISABELLE MOHAIR DESIGNS
No new arrivals in the 2016 mohair designs have arrived as yet, these bears take a bit longer as each bear is completely hand made and only the very best Charlie Bear makers with several years of experience are permitted to work on the Mohair designs.
We do expect however that they will start coming through soon and deliveries are expected to be much faster than previous years
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
We still have reasonably good allocations of many of the new designs available to pre-order, you can see them in the relevent pre-order sections on the links above
These 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
2012-1 PLUSH COLLECTION
Rufus is made from burgandy coloured fur, and wears a checked ribbon and bell around his neck
Normal Retail Price $74.95
Special Members Price
Click this link to order Rufus
2012-1 PLUSH COLLECTION
Tara is made from Mauve and Black varigated fur, with stitching on her paws, and a pink organza bow around her neck.
She has magnets in her paws.
Normal Retail Price $69.95
Special Members Price
Click this link to order Tara
VERY LIMITED EDITION OF 100 PIECES WORLDWIDE DESIGNED AND MADE EXCLUSIVELY
FOR NANAS TEDDIES & TOYS
Our Princess Isabella baby bear was commissioned following on the success of our previous Nana’s Teddies exclusive editions from Hermann Coburg, designed in honour of Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and young Prince Christian.
I again commissioned Hermann to make the latest bear in this series for us, a beautiful little sister for our young Prince Christian to play with.
She is a 38 cm bouncing bonny baby bear made of a luxuriously soft curly white German Mohair, her paw pads are made of white satin with her name and edition number embroidered on them in gold thread.
Dressed simply in a very regal satin diaper and finished with a magnificent tiara, studded with 90 strass glass diamonds, she certainly is a beautiful little lady destined to melt a lot of hearts
To enhance the baby appeal of this lovely bear we have added a shimmering multifaceted Choice Crystal pacifier finished with a shiny silver embossed ring handle.
The pacifier comes surrounded by satin inside a Choice Crystal signature silver heart design box tied with a white organza and satin bow with a crystal heart on top.
Each Bear is individually numbered and comes with a special certificate of authenticity.
A very limited edition of only 100 pieces was made exclusively for Nanas Teddies and we are now offering the last few bears available to members at half price, normally $599 now only $299 whilst stocks last
Click this link to order Princess Isabella.
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 are we offering our last Princess Isabella bears for?
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
Susan Chan of Beverley Hills NSW who correctly identified how many new Charlie Bear designs were in our members only specials
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, Shae & the Bears.