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The Magic Of Merrythought Book

The Magic Of Merrythought Book by Merrythought

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The Magic Of Merrythought Book
by Merrythought

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THE MAGIC OF MERRYTHOUGHT, first published in 1986, has been an excellent reference book for Merrythought collectors. The book's author, John Axe, spent a considerable amount of time in Merrythought's archives in Ironbridge researching the history of the company and its designs in order to produce a comprehensive and insightful overview of Merrythought's toys and designs since 1930. This hardbound book offers 205 pages of beautiful full-color photographs. A great read for Teddy bear historians or those who love Merrythought creations. Use this book as a point of reference for the values of your past Merrythought bears. A must-have for Merrythought enthusiasts.

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The Magic Of Merrythought Book
by Merrythought

Size Height : 11 inches
Width : 8 inches
Depth : .8 inch
Age Appropriate 3 and up
Catalogs, Books & Etc. Publisher : Hobby House Pr Inc; 2nd edition (February 1, 1986)
ISBN : 978-0875882741
Number of Pages : 205
Author(s) : John Axe
Full-Color Images
Black and White Images
Hardcover

A History Of Fine, Handmade Teddy Bears In England Since Before 1930

Merrythought“Merrythought has been hand-making the quintessential English teddy bear in the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, Shropshire, since 1930 and is now the last remaining British teddy bear manufacturer. The company is a fourth generation family business founded by Mr W.G Holmes in 1930 as a diversification from his mohair mill in Yorkshire. Over the years a huge range of teddy bears, soft toys, dolls, push-along toys, rocking horses and other animals have been created in the famous factory.”

- from the Merrythought website

Why The Merrythought Emblem Is A Wishbone

Merrythought wishboneThe origin of the name Merrythought derives from an archaic name for a wishbone, a symbol of 'good luck'.
The wishbone has been the company's emblem since 1930.

Merrythought wishbone

The World-Famous Merrythought Footlabel

Merrythought bears can be easily identified by the distinctive label on their footpad - traditionally on the right foot although some earlier bears may vary.

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