"It's time to part with some of my collection, I have collected quickly over 8 years and now have over 600 bears, my taste has changed.
I now have a much clearer vision of how my collection should look. I love all of my bears, but have simply run out of room and want to cut back a large percentage, so I can re-grow it with my current knowledge. So it's time to call the auctioneers in, I can't think of any safer hands to pass them onto than my teddy friend, Daniel Agnew of Special Auction Services to send them all to their new homes.
I think it would be great fun and I will enjoy seeing my beloved bears finding new owners.”
“I first started collecting teddy bears because my daughter-in-law bought me a teddy bear and the Teddy Bear Encyclopaedia for a milestone birthday, which sparked an interest and I started looking at antique bear on-line. After that things go slightly out of hand!”
The private museum displayed in a 16th century barn in Buckinghamshire is like walking into a time warp! From antique bears involved in country cottage industries of spinning and weaving together with village blacksmiths, wheelwrights and teddy bear factories through a complete range to artist bears at the circus! A surprise every time you go!
Hilary Pauley over last 45 years has created an educational business, overseeing three highly regarded schools.
Now retired as a Headmistress, as CEO of the family company, she devotes much of her time to family and teddy bears!
Terrys Teddy Bears - Lot 1 to 9
Cramer, Jopi and Mortiz Pappe - Lot 10 to 24
Irish and miscellaneous - Lot 25 to 38
Omega, Harwin and Teddy Toy Company - Lot 39 to 62
Merrythought Teddy Bears - Lot 63 to 74
Chiltern Teddy Bears - Lot 75 to 89
French Teddy Bears - Lot 90 to 123
Farnell Teddy Bears - Lot 124 to 150
American Teddy Bears - lot151 to 182
Accessories - Lot 183 - 189
Schuco Teddy Bears - Lot 190 to 197
Artist teddy bears and modern manufacturers - Lot 198 to 210
Strunz Teddy Bears - Lot 211 to 223
English Teddy Bears - Lot 224 to 238
Bing Teddy Bears - Lot 239 to 258
Dean’s Rag Book Co - Lot 259 to 269
German Teddy Bears - Lot 270 to 295
Chad Valley Teddy Bears - Lot 296 to 327
Steiff Teddy Bears - Lot 328 to 346