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Muffy Check Mates

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Muffy Check Mates

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North American Bear Co.

The Muffy Collection

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Muffy Check Mates

Under The Willow Tree Store

Proudly offers

North American Bear Co.

The Muffy Collection

Muffy Vanderbear

Check Mates

Muffy Check Mates 1

Brand new mint condition never been opened package includes Muffy’s purple dress and cloth chessboard.

Retired in 1995.

Also includes original hangtag.

North American Bear Co.

Nearly 30 years ago, North American Bear Company began as a creative business enterprise of a new mother, Barbara Isenberg, starting a family in New York City in the mid-1970’s. Her desire to find a teddy bear with the nostalgic charm of an antique toy and a contemporary sense of whimsy for her own small son prompted the start of a toy company creating unique, high quality plush bears that would appeal to both children and adults alike.  In 1978, after perfecting a variety of sample bears, assembling a sales force and locating a small NY factory to produce bears, Barbara teamed up with her brother, Paul Levy, a Chicago-based lawyer and real estate developer, to form North American Bear Company, Inc.  Barbara continues as the company’s Creative Director, running the New York Studio in the heart of Manhattan’s toy district where she and the closely-knit design and production team develop each season’s rich and varied collections.  Paul Levy serves as CEO in the company’s corporate headquarters in Chicago, managing the administrative, financial and warehousing aspects of the business.

Muffy VanderBear

In the spring of 1984, Muffy VanderBear came to life as the fifth and littlest (7″ tall) member of the VanderBear Family, which includes papa Cornelius (20″ tall), mamma Alice (18″tall), twin brother and sister, Fuzzy and Fluffy (both (12″ tall). Like the rest of her family, Muffy has rich golden plush fur, felt pawpads, a fully-jointed body and a hand stitched nose. Because papa Cornelius firmly believes that “clothes make the bear,” Muffy and her family are always sure to be appropriately dressed for every occasion. Muffy first appeared in a delicate white Christening gown, hardly knowing that many outfits and collections would later be created for her.

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