Limited Edition of 250 Worldwide
2018/2019 marks the 70th anniversary of Operation Berlin Airlift. It began on June 26, 1948 and is still today a symbol of people’s desire for freedom. During the time of the Berlin Airlift, more than 2.2 million people in West Berlin were supplied by the Western Allies by air with all the necessary food, medicines, and fuels such as coal and gasoline.
This after Soviet occupation forces had blocked the land and water routes to West -Berlin.
The airplanes were lovingly named Rosinenbomber – Candy Bombers – by the Berlin population.
The name originated after an American pilot began tying small chocolate bars to home-made handkerchief parachutes, and then dropped them off before landing for the waving children.
This action soon drew so much attention that many of his colleagues followed him. As a result, civilian Americans collected candy to support this action. The Soviets lifted the Berlin blockade after 11 months on 12 May 1949.
Then, on September 30, 1949, the Berlin Airlift operation officially ended.
This dapper Teddy is five-way jointed he is handmade from mohair with felt paw pads and traditionally stuffed with excelsior filling.
He has his pilot’s cap and scarf as well as his handkerchief parachuting candy bar. His expression comes together with, a hand-stitched nose and sculpted muzzle.
From the moment you drive into the large off street parking area and see Nana's Teddies new sanstone block facaded cottage you will know you are in for an unique experience, cross the cobbled porch under the federation style bull nosed verandah and enter 310 square metres of luxurious air conditioned show room. Just standing in the entry and being greeted by more than 15,000 Teddy Bears and their cuddly friends will take you back to the memories you childhood.
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