The teddy bear, that adorable 20th century icon and everyone’s favorite childhood soft toy, has an enviable pedigree. Launched into existence over a hundred decades back by no less than a former President of the USA at America, and almost simultaneously in Germany, teddy bears went on to catch the public imagination as no other stuffed toy has ever done so far. It was cuddly, endearing and comforting. Little wonder than nearly everybody, from distinguished statesmen into the child in the area clamoured for one.

Did you know that in 1985, London’s auction house Christies maintained its first-ever auction of old teddy bears? Teddy bears are, undoubtedly, everyone’s favourite stuffed animal.

Here are a Few of the all-time favourites:

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Winnie the Pooh is arguably one of the most famous bears . His birth has an interesting story…

During a routine halt of a train carrying soldiers out of Winnipeg (Manitoba, Canada) to eastern Canada through the WWI, at White River, Ontario, a young lieutenant Harry Colebourn bought a tiny female black bear cub from the man who’d just shot its mommy.

In December 1919, Colebourn presented the London Zoo with Winnie in which it immediately turned into a massive attraction. The London Zoo became Winnie’s home until she died in 1934.

Christopher Robin, son of author A.A. Milne, used to appreciate this small, black bear and had nicknamed his very own stuffed bear’Winnie’. It had been his son’s fascination for this particular bear that prompted Milne to compose a whole set of novels about Winnie the Pooh. Incidentally, the name of Pooh originally belonged into a swan.

Today, children’s toy shops are dominated by Pooh paraphernalia. You will find Winnie-the-Pooh bears, clothing, bedding, animated cartoons, and even web sites.

2. Paddington Bear

A classic among children’s literature, Paddington Bear was charming children of all ages since it was first created by a British writer, Michael Bond, in 1958.

Bond chanced upon a teddy bear sitting somewhat forlornly onto a shelf in a store near Paddington Station in London in 1956. Something about this solitary creature caught Bond’s creativity and he shortly penned the first book known as’A Bear Called Paddington’. This adorable little bear is really an immigrant who hailed from Darkest Peru. adorable teddy bear names hid himself on the lifeboat of a ship and came in England, according to his Aunt Lucy who had reared him so far.