The Teddy Bear Shop is located on the far side of Lady Heyes, within Tasty Buds Traditional Sweetshop, next door to Adamsons Upholstery in the Old Brewery Building next to Hampton Vintage Antique Emporium.
My name is Gill Kelly, and I have been an avid collector of vintage bears for over twenty years.
Here at The Teddy Bear Shop you will find over 400 memory nudging items such as antique and vintage bears, as well as present day artist bears, one-of-a-kind-bears, old dolls. gollies and tinplate and mechanical toys.Stock is changing all the time.
I also sell vintage and collectable toy characters which have featured in TV, film and books over the past 100 years. You are likely to find quite a few toys bring back your own childhood memories......"Oh look, I had one of those!!" is often heard from the "big kids" amongst the customers!!
WELL KNOWN MAKES
Steiff, Hermann, Chiltern, Chad Valley, Deans, Farnell, Pedigree, Merrythought, and Gund are just a few examples of the quality bear manufacturers represented here.
RANGE OF OLD DOLLS AND GOLLIES
The antique and vintage dolls and gollies date from around the 1920s through to the end of last century.
I have a wide range of teddy bear,doll and dolls house reference books for sale
You will also find a number of random items, such as old hip flasks, old tins and various ornaments which display beautifully with old bears and toys.
With LUCKY DIPS starting at just £1.50, there is a bear, doll or toy to suit all pockets, young and old! Even my rare, old and collectable bears are very reasonably priced, and I offer discount on single purchases over £20.
I always stock a full range of Compare the Meerkat teddy bears, including Baby Oleg, Safari Oleg, Aleksandr, Sergei, Maiiya, Vassily, Bogdan and Yakov. all boxed with certificates.
CLICK ON MY FACEBOOK PAGE LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE FOR MORE PHOTOS OF CURRENT STOCK AND PRICES! Latest additions include a 1950s large jointed Chad ValleyBear, a 1960s Chiltern panda bear on a bike and gorgeous three ft high Betty Boop.
VIEW SOME OF MY BEARS IN MORE DETAIL ON EBAY (seller ID is gpk05)
I am a top rated seller on ebay, with over 6,000 feedback.(100% positive) My ebay ID is gpk05, so please look me up and you can choose to bid, make an offer, or pop in to the shop to have a "touchy feely" bonding session with the bears! But please be mindful that somebody could buy the item in the meantime!
A keen bear and toy collector myself, I will be able to furnish additional detail on a good many of the items I have for sale at the Teddy Bear Shop, particularly with regard to the history of the manufacturer where known.
For anyone wishing to know more about any bear before they make a purchase, please feel free to ask my advice.
And of course whilst you are here you can reminisce further with a quarter of your childhood favourites from our traditional jars of old fashioned sweets!!!
Please feel free to call in or ring if you have any questions about current stock. If you own a bear that you would like to know more about, I am also happy to offer advice regarding its origin, make, age etc. I love to meet peoples childhood bears!
I am also interested in buying old teddy bears, toys and dolls.
Please ring first to give an idea as to what you would like to sell and I can confirm whether the items would be of interest to me or not.
VISIT MY SHOP FACEBOOK PAGE- LINK BELOW!!