To celebrate the marmalade-loving bear’s 60th anniversary of one of the world’s most popular bear characters, Steiff was honoured ato offer a present a design which paid homage to Peggy Fortnum, the first illustrator to draw Paddington Bear for Michael Bond’s children’s books. She was commissioned to illustrate the first volume of adventures, A Bear Called Paddington, in black and white line drawings, in 1958. She subsequently worked on the next eight Paddington books. Her illustrations made the idea of a bear from Peru arriving at Paddington station with a suitcase and being adopted by an ordinary family real and believable. Following the wildly popular 60th anniversary edition, Steiff is delighted to offer this tiny Paddington who’s only 12 cm tall, but enormous in character. With a red ribbon attached, he can become your constant companion wherever you may be. He can even decorate your Christmas tree. He is exclusive to the UK, Ireland and USA and is made in a limited edition of 1,958 pieces.
CAUTION! This product is not a toy and is intended for adult collectors only.