Teddy bears have been made and loved for more than a hundred years. Over 600 beautiful color and black and white images present the toy in all its forms, from the earliest produced in 1902 right up to today. The manufacturers include Ideal, Steiff, Bing, Columbia Manufacturing, Gund, North American Bears, Merrythought, Bruin Manufacturing, and many others. An engaging text provides a history of the toy bears, their manufacturers and artists, and the passionate collectors who have pursued them. Additionally, valuable information covers associated memorabilia and teddy bear auctions. A bibliography, index, and values in the captions complete this loving tribute to teddy bears. Collectors, connoisseurs, and everyone who had a teddy as a special friend will enjoy this book. AUTHOR: Dee Hockenberry is an expert on teddy bears who has been collecting, researching, and writing about them for over 20 years. She is the author of 15 books.