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Winnie the Pooh

In 1926 the English author A.A. Milne published a book with his premier collection of stories, inspired by his beloved son Christopher Robin with illustrations by E. H. Shepherd. That book was Winnie-the-Pooh, followed in 1928 by The House at Pooh Corner. The world had now been introduced to the lovably friendly Pooh, the melancholy Eeyore, the happily bounding Tigger and the anxiously shy Piglet who all reside in 100 Acre Wood, where they meet up with their friend Christopher Robin.

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Winnie-the-Pooh

In 1926 the English author A.A. Milne, published a book with his premier collection of stories, inspired by his beloved son Christopher Robin with illustrations by E. H. Shepherd. That book was Winnie-the-Pooh, followed in 1928 by The House at Pooh Corner. The world had now been introduced to the lovably friendly Pooh, the melancholy Eeyore, the happily bounding Tigger and the anxiously shy Piglet who all reside in 100 Acre Wood, where they meet up with their friend Christopher Robin.

The characters are based upon Christopher’s own beloved, cuddly collection, whilst Pooh (who like the others, had a different look before Disney) was an Alpha Farnell Bear named Edward. This however would soon change after a family visit to London Zoo, were a young Canadian Bear now called home. This Bear in herself was a remarkable part of history. She had been purchased by a Harry Colebourn from the 2nd Infantry Canadian Brigade for the sum of $20. The idea was to bring moral to the troops as they travelled during WWI, so she came to England with the group. When the troop received orders to go to France, Winnipeg was left at the zoo, with the mind that at a later date she would find a home in a Canadian zoo. However, due to her immense popularity and her gentle spirit she was so well received, that Henry decided to let her stay where she had settled.

Christopher changed Edward to Winnipeg, Winnie for short, whilst Pooh came from the name already given to the family’s pet swan.

Here at World of Bears we stock a range of Limited Editions, soft-toys and gift cards of this delightful character and friends, from Merrythought, Steiff to Rainbow Designs

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A cute "new" style of Steiff bear.

Vivien Jones
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My baby grand daughter (14 months) loves her black cat bear - very good quality of materials and workmanship. I'm sure she'll have it for many years.

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Great product and very speedy delivery. Thank you.

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very cuddly

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Our daughter will be very pleased :-)

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