Barbara-Ann's Old Time Teds
 

These are our old time teds, proper old fashioned teddy bears like the ones we made back in the early 1990's when we started making bears, we hope you like them. Some of the bears are made from genuine vintage mohair that will be between 70 and 150 years old and others are made from old style German and British mohair. Please note that our bears are unsuitable for children under 14. We hope you like them and if you'd like to have one of them in your own home please call or email us, we can accept payment by major debit and credit cards over the phone as well as by PayPal for overseas customers, all prices are displayed in British Pounds if you would like to find out the approximate equivalent price in your own currency please use the link on the left.

Prices don't include shipping, which will be added at cost.

All the bears we sell from the website come with a greetings card of the bear, we can also enclose a Birthday card, Christmas card or a Valentines day card, just let us know when you are ordering.

Please note that our bears are not toys and none of our bears are suitable for children under 14, they are adult collectables.

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Big Ben loves London, he's made from London! A loveable traditional bear made from an illustartion of London and mohair by Barbara Ann Bears.
Big Ben loves London, he's made from London! A loveable traditional bear made from an illustartion of London and mohair by Barbara Ann Bears.
Big Ben loves London, he's made from London! A loveable traditional bear made from an illustartion of London and mohair by Barbara Ann Bears.

Big Ben loves London, he's made from London! A loveable traditional bear made from an illustration of London and mohair by Barbara Ann Bears.

Big Ben is quite a large and teddy bear, he is 21 inches (54cm) tall and is 15 inches (38cm) sitting, he's quite a heavy bear too.

Big Ben costs £320.00 GBP plus postage and insurance, £12.00 GBP in the UK, £20.00 GBP everywhere else, except Russia which costs £60.00.

Big Ben is very much a one of a kind, he's covered in London's landmarks, we suggest that you don't use him as a map though, you'd only get lost, but you can pick out Tower Bridge and The Tower of London, The London Eye, Knightsbridge, Trafalgar Square, a map of The Underground plus a few more. However, he's no tourist's curiosity, he's a proper teddy bear, he has a slightly sad yet loving expression, he seems to be thinking of something, maybe he's just thinking how nice it would be to have someone to throw his arms around and hug like he's never been hugged before...

Big Ben is mainly made from an illustration of the sights of London printed on cotton upholstery fabric this is backed with felt to make it stiffer and more durable, he's still very pliable and huggable though. His tummy, the backs of his ears and his paw pads are made from a medium length, slightly wavy mohair mohair that Barbara has dyed in many beautiful, understated colours, blues, greens, reds etc. (they all intermingle), they pick out the colours of the printed design and create a calm and harmonious bear, to have him made entirely out of the printed fabric would have been too much (yes, even for us).

Big Ben's beautiful eyes and eyelids were painted to match his colouring, they give him his doleful expression, he has a beautiful embroidered nose with the threads again chosen to match his colouring and a wistful smile.

Big Ben is stuffed with a mixture of polyester stuffing and plastic pellets, making him more cuddly, comfortable and easy to pose and hug and of course he is five way jointed.

Big Ben is a charming and elegant bear with a calm assurance, a bear to be hugged and admired, a bear to be loved, he's not quite 'traditional' he's more interesting than that, but he's definitely a classic, we hope you love him as much as we do.

As with all our bears we'll pop in some photos with Big Ben, if you'd like a birthday card or another special card, just ask us.

As with all our bears Big Ben is not a toy, he is an adult collectible and unsuitable for children under 14.

You can buy Big Ben easily and securely though our Etsy shop by clicking here or you can phone us and pay by card, or send us an email and we'll send you a PayPal invoice, the contacts details are here

Big Ben loves London, he's made from London! A loveable traditional bear made from an illustartion of London and mohair by Barbara Ann Bears.
Big Ben loves London, he's made from London! A loveable traditional bear made from an illustartion of London and mohair by Barbara Ann Bears.
Big Ben loves London, he's made from London! A loveable traditional bear made from an illustartion of London and mohair by Barbara Ann Bears.

Big Ben loves London, he's made from London! A loveable traditional bear made from an illustartion of London and mohair by Barbara Ann Bears.
Big Ben loves London, he's made from London! A loveable traditional bear made from an illustartion of London and mohair by Barbara Ann Bears.
Big Ben loves London, he's made from London! A loveable traditional bear made from an illustartion of London and mohair by Barbara Ann Bears.

Turnip is a whimsical and kooky, sweet and loveable, little, one of kind, mohair artist teddy bear, in hand dyed mohair by Barbara Ann Bears.

Turnip is just a little teddy bear, he stands 6 inches/15 cm tall and is 5 inches/13 cm sitting.

Turnip costs £95.00 GBP plus postage and insurance, £8.00 GBP in the UK, £12.00 GBP everywhere else, except Russia which costs £50.00.

Turnip is a sweet and kind little bear, he looks a little bit lost and puzzled with his beautiful, big eyes and surprised expression. You can see he's just a young bear, eager to learn about life, have his little adventures but always in need of extra love and cuddles.

Turnip is made from quite sparse, straightish mohair that Barbara has hand dyed in delicate shades of peach, gold and pink, the mohair is sparse enough for the backcloth to show through, Barbara dyed this separately in greens, turquoise, gold and peach. It's a medium length mohair but on such a little bear it seems very long and shaggy, he's a hairy little chap. Turnip has hand dyed velvet paw pads which match his mohair perfectly. He has a carefully embroidered nose to reflect his colouring and a sweet smile. Turnip has very large glass eyes which which where painted to match the colour of his mohair. He is stuffed with polyester stuffing and glass beads, which gives him a more cuddly and soft feel. Turnip has a gentle, inquisitive expression as if he is forever hopeful of finding a treasured place in a comfortable home. As with all our bears Turnip is 5-way jointed.

Turnip is a sweet and funny little bear, a bear to bring happiness and laughter, he doesn't mind as long as you love him he'll join in all your fun and he's just small enough to fit in a pocket or handbag, a bear you can take anywhere.

As with all our bears we'll pop in some photos and one of our own greetings card with Turnip, if you'd like a birthday card or another special card for another occasion just ask us and we'll be happy to include one.

Please note that Turnip is an artist's bear and unsuitable for children under 14.

You can buy Turnip easily and securely though our Etsy shop by clicking here or you can phone us and pay by card, or send us an email and we'll send you a PayPal invoice, the contacts details are here

Big Ben loves London, he's made from London! A loveable traditional bear made from an illustartion of London and mohair by Barbara Ann Bears.
Big Ben loves London, he's made from London! A loveable traditional bear made from an illustartion of London and mohair by Barbara Ann Bears.
Big Ben loves London, he's made from London! A loveable traditional bear made from an illustartion of London and mohair by Barbara Ann Bears.

Wilfie is a kind and cuddly, traditional teddy bear made from gorgeous German mohair by Barbara Ann Bears
Wilfie is a kind and cuddly, traditional teddy bear made from gorgeous German mohair by Barbara Ann Bears
Wilfie is a kind and cuddly, traditional teddy bear made from gorgeous German mohair by Barbara Ann Bears

Wilfie is a kind and cuddly, traditional teddy bear made from gorgeous German mohair by Barbara Ann Bears

Wilfie is 11 inches (28cm) tall and is 8.5 inches (21cm) sitting.

Wilfie costs £95.00 GBP plus postage and insurance, £8.00 GBP in the UK, £12.00 GBP everywhere else, except Russia which costs £50.00.

Wilfie is a wonderful traditional bear, he's a sweet little bear with a kind and inquisitive personality. Wilfie looks as if he's expecting something, it could be that he's expecting cuddles, a nice marmalade sandwich or a better view of the television, it's hard to tell with teddy bears, maybe he will tell you...

Wilfie is made from a beautiful antique gold, slightly wavy and sparse, medium length German mohair. Wilfie has beige, German wool felt paw pads and black, vintage boot buttons for eyes. Wilfie has a carefully embroidered, dark brown nose and a relaxed and demure expression.

Wilfie is stuffed with a mixture of polyester stuffing and plastic pellets, giving him a cuddly and relaxed demeanour, comfortable and easy to pose and hug. As with all our bears he is 5-way jointed.

Wilfie is a charming and elegant bear with a calm assurance, a bear to be hugged and admired, a bear to be loved, we hope you love him as much as we do.

As with all our bears we'll pop in some photos with Wilfie, if you'd like a birthday card or another special card, please ask us.

As with all our bears Wilfie is not a toy, he is an adult collectible and unsuitable for children under 14.

You can buy Wilfie easily and securely though our Etsy shop by clicking here or you can phone us and pay by card, or send us an email and we'll send you a PayPal invoice, the contacts details are here

Wilfie is a kind and cuddly, traditional teddy bear made from gorgeous German mohair by Barbara Ann Bears
Wilfie is a kind and cuddly, traditional teddy bear made from gorgeous German mohair by Barbara Ann Bears
Wilfie is a kind and cuddly, traditional teddy bear made from gorgeous German mohair by Barbara Ann Bears

Rodney is one of our very old bears, he's a sweet and chirpy, traditional teddy bear made from gorgeous German mohair by Barbara Ann Bears
Rodney is one of our very old bears, he's a sweet and chirpy, traditional teddy bear made from gorgeous English mohair by Barbara Ann Bears
Rodney is one of our very old bears, he's a sweet and chirpy, traditional teddy bear made from gorgeous English mohair by Barbara Ann Bears

Rodney is one of our very old bears, he's a sweet and chirpy, traditional teddy bear made from gorgeous English mohair by Barbara Ann Bears

Rodney is 9.5 inches (24cm) tall and is 7 inches (18cm) sitting.

Rodney costs £80.00 GBP plus postage and insurance, £8.00 GBP in the UK, £12.00 GBP everywhere else, except Russia which costs £50.00.

Rodney is a very old bear, he was one of our first designs going back to around 1991, he's still quite lively and chirpy and he has a great sense of humour. He's reached that time of life where he needs to take things a little easier, he needs somewhere to settle down and retire, to put his feet up and wait for tea and cakes to be delivered. He has plenty of stories to tell of his early life with us, a time when we even had our original hair colour, before the ravages of time set in...

Rodney is made from a beautiful, distressed, cream coloured English mohair, we used to love using English mohair, it had such a strong texture, it was made using looms dating back to the early 1900s, since the birth of the teddy bear, sadly the mill that wove the mohair closed long ago. Rodney has cream, German wool felt paw pads and black, vintage, black, shoe buttons for eyes. Rodney has a marvellous nose and a cheeky smile.

Rodney is stuffed completely with polyester stuffing, that's how we did it in the early days, in the days before we discovered the virtues of plastic pellets, so he's quite a firm little chap but still immensely cuddleable. Rodney, as with all our bears he is 5-way jointed.

Rodney comes with his original bow tie.

We hope you like Rodney, he's a happy chap made to bring smiles to faces, he's one of our originals, a bear from the last millennium, from the days before personal computers, iPhones and Facebook, a simple bear from simpler times, we hope you like him.

As with all our bears we'll pop in some photos with Rodney, if you'd like a birthday card or another special card, please ask us.

As with all our bears Rodney is not a toy, he is an adult collectible and unsuitable for children under 14.

You can buy Rodney easily and securely though our Etsy shop by clicking here or you can phone us and pay by card, or send us an email and we'll send you a PayPal invoice, the contacts details are here

Rodney is one of our very old bears, he's a sweet and chirpy, traditional teddy bear made from gorgeous English mohair by Barbara Ann Bears
Rodney is one of our very old bears, he's a sweet and chirpy, traditional teddy bear made from gorgeous English mohair by Barbara Ann Bears
Rodney is one of our very old bears, he's a sweet and chirpy, traditional teddy bear made from gorgeous English mohair by Barbara Ann Bears

Megan is a pretty and feminine, traditional, one of kind, mohair artist bear, in hand dyed mohair by Barbara Ann Bears
Megan is a pretty and feminine, traditional, one of kind, mohair artist bear, in hand dyed mohair by Barbara Ann Bears
Megan is a pretty and feminine, traditional, one of kind, mohair artist bear, in hand dyed mohair by Barbara Ann Bears

Megan is a pretty and feminine, traditional, one of kind, mohair artist bear, in hand dyed mohair by Barbara Ann Bears

Megan is one of our smaller traditional teddy bears she stands 8 inches/20 cm tall and is 6 inches/15 cm sitting.

Megan costs £95 GBP plus postage and insurance, £7.00 GBP in the UK, £10.00 GBP everywhere else.

Megan is a sweet and kind little bear, a pretty flower-like teddy who will sit happily at your side radiating contentment and love on those about her.

Megan is made from quite sparse, straightish mohair that Barbara has hand dyed a delicate shade of mauve, not quite pink and not quite lavender. Megan has hand dyed velvet paw pads which match her mohair perfectly. She has a carefully embroidered nose in various pinks and mauves to reflect her colouring and a sweet smile. Megan has clear glass eyes which pick up the colour of her mohair, creating the illusion that they are made from coloured glass. She is stuffed with polyester stuffing and glass beads, which gives her a more cuddly and soft feel. Megan has a gentle, inquisitive expression as if she is forever hopeful of falling in love and finding a treasured place in a comfortable home.

Megan is a sweet little bear, a gentle soul who just wants to settle down and be loved, she is the first of her design which is a slightly smaller version of the bear we made for Downton Abbey, which was Marigold's bear in the TV series.

As with all our bears we'll pop in some photos and one of our own greetings card with Megan, if you'd like a Birthday card or another special card for another occasion just ask us and we'll be happy to include one.

Please note that Megan is an artist's bear and unsuitable for children under 14.

You can buy Megan easily and securely though our Etsy shop by clicking here or you can phone us and pay by card, or send us an email and we'll send you a PayPal invoice, the contacts details are here

Megan is a pretty and feminine, traditional, one of kind, mohair artist bear, in hand dyed mohair by Barbara Ann Bears
Megan is a pretty and feminine, traditional, one of kind, mohair artist bear, in hand dyed mohair by Barbara Ann Bears
Megan is a pretty and feminine, traditional, one of kind, mohair artist bear, in hand dyed mohair by Barbara Ann Bears

Ludovic is a an elegant and refined traditional teddy bear made in a very dapper heavy upholstery fabric by Barbara Ann Bears
Ludovic is a an elegant and refined traditional teddy bear made in a very dapper heavy upholstery fabric by Barbara Ann Bears
Ludovic is a an elegant and refined traditional teddy bear made in a very dapper heavy upholstery fabric by Barbara Ann Bears

Ludovic is a an elegant and refined traditional teddy bear made in a very dapper heavy upholstery fabric by Barbara Ann Bears

Ludovic is 15 inches (38cm) tall and is 12 inches (30cm) sitting.

Ludovic costs £110.00 GBP plus postage and insurance, £8.00 GBP in the UK, £12.00 GBP everywhere else.

Ludovic is a mixture of elegance and primitive, a folksy version of a refined gent, charming and whimsical.

Ludovic is made from an interesting, strong, cotton upholstery fabric, it has a tweedy, bobbly texture arranged in regular bands. The texture is accentuated by the light giving it life and variety of shade. Ludovic has brown, German wool felt paw pads and vintage shoe buttons for eyes. Ludovic has a marvellous nose, stitched from a flecked, charcoal wool and a perky, alert expression

Ludovic is stuffed with a mixture of polyester stuffing and plastic pellets, making him more cuddly, comfortable and easy to pose and hug.

Ludovic is a charming and elegant bear with a calm assurance, a bear to be hugged and admired, a bear to be loved, we hope you love him as much as we do.

As with all our bears we'll pop in some photos with Ludovic, if you'd like a Christmas card or another special card, for a birthday or Mothers' day just ask us.

As with all our bears Ludovic is not a toy, he is an adult collectible and unsuitable for children under 14.

You can buy Ludovic easily and securely though our Etsy shop by clicking here or you can phone us and pay by card, or send us an email and we'll send you a PayPal invoice, the contacts details are here

Ludovic is a an elegant and refined traditional teddy bear made in a very dapper heavy upholstery fabric by Barbara Ann Bears
Ludovic is a an elegant and refined traditional teddy bear made in a very dapper heavy upholstery fabric by Barbara Ann Bears
Ludovic is a an elegant and refined traditional teddy bear made in a very dapper heavy upholstery fabric by Barbara Ann Bears


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