It’s sixty years since his first tale – A Bear Called Paddington – was published, and the little marmalade–loving bear from darkest Peru is still going strong, gaining new fans with each generation.
To celebrate his 60th anniversary, Steiff are making an exclusive Paddington Bear, inspired by the original illustrations of Peggy Fortnum.
Paddington has been hand-made from the finest golden-brown mohair and has delicate
hand-stitched features. He wears his trademark blue duffle coat and perched on his head is his red battered bush hat.
As befitting such an important event, Paddington has swapped his cardboard luggage tag for a golden one on a leather cord – it’s been delicately engraved with the loving message written by Aunt Lucy, ‘Please look after this bear. Thank you’. And Paddington has a special gift just for you – an exclusive pin badge featuring the official 60th anniversary logo and a delightful reproduction of Peggy Fortnum’s original art. It’s a collectible in its own right and it’s yours absolutely free!
The Steiff 60th Anniversary Paddington is a strictly limited edition. Only 3,000 pieces can ever be produced worldwide.
Actual size is 10½" (28cm) standing.
© Paddington and Company Limited 2018. From the Paddington Bear books by Michael Bond. Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum. Paddington Bear™, PaddingtonTM, and PBTM are trademarks of Paddington and Company Limited. Licensed by Copyrights Group.