TBAAF - Purchase Directly From International Bear and Doll Artists



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60 years old
New Jersey
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TBAAF - Purchase Directly From International Bear and Doll Artists

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Hello!  My name is EJ (short for Esther Jean) and I have just discovered this site!  Wonderful!  I live in New Jersey, USA with my husband and two cats, Winston and a new kitten, Pepper Willow Minka.


I've been a bear collector for many years, collecting mostly antique English or German bears, but I've always tried to maintain a varied collection of teds, buying them wherever I find them (I may need a new house...or at least an addition:tongue:.  


In the last couple of years, I've been looking into buying more artist bears for my hug -- what talent teddy bear artists have -- and have been impressed with the variety I've found!


I've never made a bear myself....how could I let it go?  :DBut maybe one day I'll make the attempt!



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Reply aDORRable bears by Linda L. Dorr
10:11 PM on June 1, 2011 
Thank you EJ for your kind comments. I love Pat. I'm glad she had one of my pre-loved bears in her shop. I looked at your photos and your collection is lovely. Aren't Teddy Bears just the very best. I have one that I take with me everywhere! I appreciate the fact that you contacted me. I enjoy knowing that my bears can bring joy. Linda
Reply Felicityanne
1:51 PM on October 4, 2010 
Thank you! I feel with George (no. 2 of the photos) I now have my Ultimate Bear...but hey, watch this space! How did you find my pics so soon? I would post others of some of my artist bears, but I can't work out how to shrink them to the permitted size!
Reply Rob
5:42 PM on September 6, 2010 
Thank you for the friends request, and thank you for your kind comments. Im so sorry you missed out. It is really hard letting the bears go, its there little faces that pulls at the heart strings.
Take care and speak soon.
Reply Maggie2bears
7:40 PM on August 7, 2010 
Salutations EJ,
Just thought I would drop by to touch base with you. Seems these summer days have been screaming by. I realized I never formerly Welcomed you ! Sorry it's so long overdue. We are pleased to have join us. I just love having another collector join as well.....it makes it such a nice mix of artist & collectors. Finding your way around ok ? I know what you mean about a bigger house.....but take it from me....it doesn't work ! LOL We did that & in 8 years I am now in need of a bigger house again !! LOL Oh Well.....gotta love those bears ! Speaking of.....I love your profile pic.....such a lovely grouping of teds !! Ok just wanted you to know I hadn't forgotten you ! : 0 ) Have a lovely Day..........
Big Bear Hugs......Maggie
Reply Torquay Teddies
4:47 PM on August 5, 2010 
Thanks Esther!! I hope you like Rupert (and his nose ha ha ) when he arrives! :)
Hugs xxx
Reply Peterbear
6:28 AM on July 11, 2010 
Hi Esther Jean,
Thank you for the lovely compliments about my bears and photos. But I think you have a pretty wonderful hug yourself. I would love to see some more photos of them.
Peter & the bears
Reply Lisa HInz
4:20 PM on July 5, 2010 
Hi Esther, fancy finding an old friend........I didn't twig it was you until we looked a little deeper into your profile. So So lovely to hear from you, hope you are all well!

As you can tell we've gone a little more professional, I eventually persuaded Lisa that her bears were worth more that we were getting on Ebay (barely making a profit). So I've dabbled in to web design, hence Lisabears.co.uk and we've changed the look of the bears a little - now beginning to attempt to design the patterns our selves rather than using books.

Anyway, lovely to hear from you again, take care as always. Love Lisa Chris & Boys
Reply teddy-bear-artist
6:27 PM on June 4, 2010 
Welcome Esther, I am so glad you decided to join us...