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There’s a Bear Out There… and What The Steiff Would I Know!

Above: Teddy Bear by Steiff (ca 1912) 48cm. German designer  Richard Steiff  was born on February 7, 1877 in the German city of Giengen. In 1897 at the age of 20, Steiff joined his aunt Margarete’s toy making enterprise. While … Continue reading

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Getting ready for a Christmas Barbie

It appears that this Christmas has seen a revival in ‘Ugly Sweaters‘ or ‘Ugly Jumpers‘ that are knitted and have Christmas overtones. Garish in colour and design, they feature the typical ‘Christmas colours’ of green/red/white and can feature snowflake patterns, … Continue reading

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The Hiss-tory of Snakes & Ladders

Snakes & ladders – (or Chutes and Ladders) is a great children’s board game which has its roots in ancient India (aka Moksha Patam). The game was first introduced in the US by game pioneer Milton Bradley in 1943. The historic … Continue reading

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