The History of Steiff Plush Toys

Steiff Peter Rabbit

For several years Steiff have been producing characters from the Beatrix Potter Stories as Plush Animals and these have become very popular with children and adults alike.  Children love them as toys but they have become very popular with adults as Collector’s items. The Steiff Story is an amazing one of pluck and determination. Here […]

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The History of Gund Soft Toys

Gund Benjamin Bunny

  Gund Soft Toys have a fascinating History. Here is an extract from their Website –       1898 Adolph Gund founded the Gund Manufacturing Company in Norwalk, Connecticut – producing toys and other novelties in New York City for the growing toy market             1912 Even in the early years, Adolph Gund […]

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Beatrix Potter Coins

Beatrix Potter 50p Coin "Peter Rabbit"

Beatrix Potter was born on the 28th July 1866 and 2016 marked 150 years since her birth To quote ‘The World of Beatrix Potter’ Miss Potter was: “An artist, storyteller, botanist, environmentalist, farmer and impeccable businesswoman, Potter was a visionary and a trailblazer. Single-mindedly determined and ambitious she overcame professional rejection, academic humiliation, and personal heartbreak, […]

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