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Collins FDC Catalog


B3604 / Scott 3656

Teddy Bears - Centennial

Ideal Bear, c. 1905

Cover Announcement 

This is the bear that was first manufactured by Morris and Rose Michtom as they began their Ideal Toy Company. They were the first producers of teddy bears in the United States, and the Ideal bear shown on the stamp dates from about 1905.

My hand painted cachet shows a young boy from the turn of the century holding his new teddy bear. It no doubt was purchased as a special gift from the Ideal Toy Company. It's a classic pose, and I'm sure that this Collins will be a highly sought-after cover in the years ahead. Be sure you don't miss adding it to your collection at this time. I'm happy to offer the Ideal Teddy Bear. Collins #B3604 - $12.25

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