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Ideal bear, c. 1905
Date Issued: 2002-08-15
Postage Value: 37 cents

Commemorative issue
Teddy bear centennial
Ideal bear, c. 1905

All four Teddy Bears featured were printed in the United States. The Ideal bear dates from circa 1905, the Bruin bear from circa 1907, and the Gund bear from circa 1948. The unlabeled stick bear dates from the 1920s and is characterized by short arms, thin legs, and an upright posture. Teddy Bears remain enormously popular today and are widely viewed as symbols of security and comfort.
 

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