While doing some Christmas shopping in 1957, Michael Bond saw a lone bear sitting on a shelf and bought him for his wife. They named him Paddington because this was the area of London in which they were living. Michael started to write stories about the bear, which became A Bear Called Paddington, and has since been followed by a further 12 novels and countless other formats.
EAN 354700 (2007)
Paddington is made from honey blonde alpaca and he is wearing his red duffle coat and blue hat. He is carrying his trademark pot of marmalade. 10″/25cm high.
EAN 354724 (2007)
Steiff Paddington Bear is made from blond mohair and fully jointed. He is beautifully dressed in his blue duffle coat with toggles and black hat from under which you can just see his black ears. He has a label around his neck asking you to take care of this bear and he is with his little brown suitcase ready for his holidays. He has black eyes and his mouth and nose have been hand embroidered. Surface washable. White label with red writing and famous Steiff button in ear. Limited edition of just 1,500 pieces for the EU, USA and Japan. 9″/22cm high.
EAN 354731 (2009)
Steiff Mohair Paddington Bear with scrapbook – 11″/29cm jointed – blue duffle coat, scrapbook and pen – yellow tag Button in Ear.
EAN 354694 (2010)
This Steiff Paddington bear is made of finest mohair, with a tag on his neck saying: ‘Please look after this bear. Thank you’. Isn’t he just adorable? Fully jointed and wearing his traditional outfit, 11″/28cm high.