HERMANN SONNEBERG MUSEUM BEAR
#19 – 2012
LIMITED MUSEUM EDITION 100 PIECES WORLDWIDE.
Introducing the 2012 Sonneberg Museum Bear. As with last year, due to a downturn in the US economy there will be no American edition released. Normally 500 pieces in the American Edition. Instead Hermann have issued a very special Museum European Edition of only 100 bears. 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.
A beautiful 38cm bear made from quality mohairplush, filled with traditional excelsior stuffing, with a growler voice.
Wearing a collar and bow tie, he is holding his very cute bear marionette
His limited edition details are embroidered on his foot pad.
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A LITTLE ABOUT THE SONNEBERG MUSEUM.
The Sonneberg Museum is one of the oldest toy museums in the world. In the possession of the museum there are some old Teddy Bears made by Max Hermann, who gave these bears to the museum in the 1920’s and 1930’s. The idea of Max Hermann was to give Teddy Bears to the museum for protection, so that they will be preserved for prosperity. In 1994 Ulla Hermann decided to design a special bear for the Sonneberg Toy Museum every year and to give always the number 001 of each model to the museum. This bear is handed over to the president of the museum every December for the previous year.
These bears are then released in a European (250) and an American (500) Editions in January of the following year. In Australia we mostly get the European Editions but when they sell out we can often get the American ones.
The common sign of all of these Sonneberg museum bears is the embroidered representation of the “Sonneberg Little Horseman” as the symbol of the old tradition of Sonneberg Toys.
Sonneberg is a town in Thuringia , Germany , capital of the district Sonneberg . Till the 19th century it was very well known for its toy industry
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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