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Teddy Bears have been with us for a long time, so it’s only natural that through the years we have seen makers come and go, whilst others have remained for the long haul. Many ‘old’ bears look a little worse for wear, but that’s their charm, telling of a life much loved and cuddled, whilst others have remained pristine, not quite aloof, but in need of that much needed care. These are classed as Antique/ Vintage Bears.

Over time there have been many wonderful and talented makers, not only British but German and American too (to name a few), so we may be lucky enough to offer to you some wonderful examples of genuine old bears, as and when they arise.

What are our customers saying?

A beautiful Monkey wrapped elegantly and securely. A perfect gift for my grandchild’s 2nd birthday.

Lorraine Wood
Verified Customer

The usual high standards, many thanks

Nick Keeling
Verified Customer

It's really cute

Craig Anderson
Verified Customer

I discovered World of Bears as I was looking for a 'first' Teddy bear for my new great neice. Upon finding Jimmy bear, thought he would be great to cuddle when my neice is a bit bigger. Quick delivery, very pleased.

Felicity Slawson
Verified Customer

I started a 'tradition' in our family that I bought all my great nephews and nieces a Steiff teddy when they were born. I love looking on the website for these bears. It's so easy and as they all live out of the area to have them posted directly with a hand written note makes it a perfect choice. I have never had a problem and the bears are all loved very much. They have all arrived when expected and are well packaged.

Elaine Pountney
Verified Customer

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Being established since 1999 in Somersets Cheddar Gorge and County Town of Taunton. The Gorge Bear Co and World of Bears are renowned for being the worlds best and biggest teddy bear shop most people will have ever visited.

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Tina Westwood
Verified Customer

Steiff items never disappoint, they're good quality, and it is nice to get the gift box as this was for a gift.

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Verified Customer

In general the World of Bears is helpful and efficient, with a great range of lovely bears at a reasonable cost. We had a miscommunication which meant I waited a while for part of my order, but once that was sorted there were no problems. Packaging for overseas shippment could be a little better with more padding inside the box around the bears so they do not get damaged - the last 2 boxes I received have been squashed in one side but thankfully the bears were undamaged.

Alan Ridgewell
Verified Customer

The item I ordered was delayed from the supplier, but Elaine was ever so friendly and kept me constantly updated, always making sure I was happy with how things were going!

anne mcdonald
Verified Customer

Excellent all round service

Debs Perry
Verified Customer

So soft and cuddly, can't wait to give it to my friends new baby girl.

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