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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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One of the nicest cheeky bear that is very well appreciated and welcomed by my family here. Merrythought has always produced good and fine quality bears for everyone to enjoy.

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Parcel arrived quickly and the soft kitten was in a lovely presentation bag which was unexpected.

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Couldn't be better... :-)

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happy shopping good price

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The friendly, professional and reliable service offered on the two (so far!) occasions that l have placed an order would certainly lead me to recommend this company.

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Rebecca Heath
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Perfect. fast delivery, well priced

Tammy Frydenlund
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awesome service. My niece really loves the one i have given her, she will receive the other one at Christmas.

simon Askew
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the product is adorable and probably the best bunny I have ever seen. excellent quality.

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Very helpful staff

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Excellent personal service and even though it had been a while since I used their service they still remembered me.

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