Welcome to Ginos Bears where you will discover a world of fantastic Old Teddy Bears from some of the world's best loved maker
One of the many charms of an Old Teddy Bear is that no two bears could ever possibly be the same. Every Old Bear has had a different owner, a different home, a different life and different adventures.
Some bears have been loved and cuddled so much more than others, while some have met with misfortune, but somehow they have managed to survive to this day.
Every single stitch, every bald patch, every colour change and every sagged body part all contribute to his amazing charm, character and lovable personality.
Some Old Bears have been slept with for ever so many years, some have been dragged around (lovingly of course) by an arm, a leg or even an ear.
Some have had major surgery performed by Mother. Some have been attacked by moths and some, sadly have been left in a loft or basement.
Some (like my Old Bear, Sooty) have been buried up to their necks in sand and then shared toffee apples and candy floss.
Old Teddies have been laid upon, cried upon, dressed and undressed, stitched and repaired. They have also been taken to war and returned home as heroes.
So, considering an Old Bear's life together with the events he has lived through, I would say that we are extremely lucky to still have these amazing creatures still in our lives.
For me, there is often a touch of sadness that endears Old Teddy Bears to people like me, a bit like layers of paint on an old building oh yes and there is that Old Teddy bear smell too that warms my heart. It is a smell of interesting olf chests and warm winter blankets. The smell is comforting and reminds me of beautiful things and memories ..........so many memories.
We stock Old Bears, Vintage Bears, Classic Bears, Replica Bears, Musical Bears, Teddy Bears with names and anonymous bears. They come from some of the world's finest makers such as Steiff, Merrythought, Chiltern and Chad Valley.
We also stock some warm hand made clothes too for teddy bears whose fur has been loved off.
Because we love them and Lorraine has been obsessed by these amazing lovable creatures since childhood.
(This is a photograph of Lorraine with her old childhood teddy bear - Sooty - a Pedigree Bear who has been with her since the day she was born).
You can contact us by email or by telephone. We love hearing from you.
If you find a teddy you wish to buy either send us an email or telephone us or use the contact sheet to the left. We will then send you a Paypal Invoice (which takes most cards) or you can pay over the telephone or send us a cheque.
PLEASE IGNORE the Cart Button at present (that is something for the future!!)
Any queries, again, please contact us and we will try our very best to help. Thank You.
Our telephone number is : 01452 721815
If you see a teddy bear that you would like to buy, you can either telephone us or you can email us with your card details. Simply send us an email saying which teddy you would like to buy and we will send you a Paypal invoice. We accept most cards and we use PayPal to process them and if you prefer, we also accept payment by cheque, although we will have to wait for the cheque to clear before the teddy bear is sent to you.
PLEASE NOTE All items sold on this website are collectable items and ARE NOT toys and therefore are not suitable for children.
At Ginos Bears we will always send your goods out by either First Class Royal Mail (Signed For) or by a Carrier such as Hermes. Using these services you should expect to receive your items within seven days of ordering, unless otherwise notified by email. If a delay in posting due to holidays, sickness or unforeseen circumstances happens either an email to the customer and/or a message will be posted on the site regarding such delay. Once your order has been received via our site an email will be sent to the customer notifying that postage of the item has been made and the expected date of arrival.
We are committed to protecting your privacy. We will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully (in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998). We collect information about you for two reasons : firstly, to process your order and secondly, to provide you with the best possible service.
We will not email you in the future unless you have given us your consent.
POSTAGE WILL BE CHARGED AT £6 per teddy bear in the United Kingdom and £20 per teddy bear outside of the UK (unless otherwise stated).
PLEASE NOTE : We do not give Valuations. However, we are always interested in Old Bears so if you are looking to sell your Old Teddy please give us an idea of the price you are looking for.
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