Boyd Bears Plush Andy B Bean Head Bean Collection
Andy B. Bean Bear is 14" of gold cuddlicious chenille with a star-studded bowtie. Cute 'BOYDS' bear from the ' Head Bean Collection' with tags.
Inside tag it says 'Hi i'm Andy B Bean & i'm a genuine Boyd's' He is hand stitched & fully jointed in the same olde world tradiditon as started over 100 yrs ago.
He is gorgeous. He is lovely & soft, also in great used condition. Has glass eyes, Approx 14"Tall. 2005 National City Visa exclusive Andy B Bean Americana Boyd Plush Bear. He was not sold to the retail public so he will be one of the rare bears as time goes on.
Discover how company founder Gary Lowenthal (The Head Bean Hisself!) and wife Tina built the world’s most famous (kinda famous? soon-to-be famous?) bear company from the ground up! Boyds' founder, chairman emeritus, and "Head Bean"-- the son of a German Immigrant--was born in New York City in 1949.Being a self-described "true Child of the Sixties," G.M. then joined the U.S. Peace Corps and "split" for the Fiji Islands in the South Pacific, where he did his part for World Peace. Then, for reasons still unknown (Masochism?), he returned to New York to embark upon a seven-year career at that Mecca of Merchandising...Bloomingdale's.Instead of continuing his successful Bloomies career, in 1979, G.M. moved to rural Boyds, Maryland, near Washington, D.C., to open an antiques shop...the beginning of The Boyds Collection Ltd.G.M. added a new line when he found a group of 100% Merino Wool Bears from China. In 1984 G.M. designed a 12" fully jointed wool bear and named it after his latest "joint venture" with Tina...their newborn son, Matthew.
In 1987, G.M. and Tina relocated the firm to the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, area, and the company continued to grow. His dream came true in early 2002, when the Folks at Boyds broke ground and began construction of Boyds Bear Country.