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The Six Limited Edition Christmas VIBs

Mrs. Claws

made by: North American Bear Company
(see below)
Very Important Bears

designed by:Barbara Isenberg

date: 1992 (LE of 8,000)

construction: red stuffed plush
with green-white stripped dress with white holiday print cuffs and collar (red rick rack trim), bonnet of matching print with matching trim (red satin bow with red and green felt holly decoration), dark green holiday pattern apron with red edging tape and green rick rack trim, oven mitt shaped pocket of white holiday print with red edging tape, white enameled tin tray with painted red rick rack trim tied to left arm with green satin bow (tray holds four cookies – reindeer, two stars, moon)

size: 21" long

price: $50
MINT, with MINT hang tag (folder format) with Limited Edition certification inside and green ribbon on right paw showing “name, hand written number (6,867) of 8000”

packing/delivery: $7.50 flat rate


NABCO Promo Picture


Teddy J. Bear wants you to know that you can
tell someone about this charming holiday VIB, Mrs. Claws!

Twas The Night Bearfor Christmas

made by: North American Bear Company
(see below)
Very Important Bears

designed by:Barbara Isenberg

date: 1999 (LE of 8,000)

construction: green stuffed plush with white beard
dressed in red PJ's with white snowflake design, ribbed arm and leg cuffs, green edging tape on neck and buttoned front, rear buttoned flap (white buttons); white mouse and miniature edition of Clement C. Moore's 'The Night Before Christmas' in front pocket embroidered “Not a creature was stirring...”; cap of same material with light brown fur trim and large seigh bell on tip of cap; red felt slippers with brown fur tops and green trim

size: 21" long

price: $50
MINT, with MINT hang tag (folder format) with Limited Edition certification inside and red ribbon on right paw showing “name, hand written number (7617) of 8000 Christmas 1990”

packing/delivery: $7.50 flat rate


NABCO Promo Picture


Teddy J. Bear wants you to know that you can
tell someone about this Christmas Limited Edition VIB!


Santa's Helpbear

made by: North American Bear Company
(see below)
Very Important Bears

designed by:Barbara Isenberg

date: 1996 (LE of 5,000)

construction: green stuffed plush with
red-white-green check jump suit with red patterned collar, red-white-green stripped apron with red felt front pockets holding hand tools (missing sissors), red cap and elf boots with red patterned trim (cap trim and boots have sleigh bells on each point, larger sleigh bell on cap's tip), hobby horse reindeer tied with white ribbon to left arm

size: 21" long

price: $50
MINT, with MINT hang tag (folder format) with Limited Edition certification inside and white ribbon on right paw showing “name, hand written number (1705) of 5000 pieces”

packing/delivery: $7.50 flat rate


NABCO Promo Picture


Teddy J. Bear wants you to know that you can
tell someone about this elfish Santa's Helpbear VIB!

Holiday Shopbear

made by: North American Bear Company
(see below)
Very Important Bears

designed by:Barbara Isenberg

date: 1998 (LE of 4,000)

construction: red stuffed plush with
red-black-white plaid skirt, matching overblouse with gold trim and red buttons, black leatherette shoes with silver metal and black ribbon decorations, single string of pearls, gold ribbon tiara with large drop pearl earrings, VIB print design brown leatherette purse tied to left arm containing gift box from 'Tiffunny & Co.', black ribbon holding three gift boxes from 'Beargdorf Goodman', 'Henri Beardel / New York' and 'Bearsace' tied to right arm

size: 21" long

price: $75
MINT, with MINT hang tag (laminated black-aqua-white 'ABEARICAN EXPRESS' card as NABCO VIB name tag with “Available Dates 08/98 thru 12/98 / HOLIDAY SHOPBEAR / North American Bear Co., Inc. / Limited Edition 4000” on front, Limited Edition certification on back) and white ribbon on right paw showing “name, hand written number (1369) of 4000 pieces”

packing/delivery: $7.50 flat rate


NABCO Promo Picture


Teddy J. Bear wants you to know that you can
tell someone about Miss Holiday Shopbear VIB!


Ebearneezer Scrooge

made by: North American Bear Company
(see below)
Very Important Bears

designed by:Barbara Isenberg

date: 1988 (LE of 5,000)

construction: dark green stuffed plush with
red-white-green stripped night shirt with frilled button front and Scrooge family crest on right pocket (green charger with holly décor, 'ES' and 'Bah Hum-bear') red and gold borders, cap from matching material with green tassel on tip and holly décor on front, wire frame glasses, red wool fringed scarf around neck

size: 21" long

price: $50
MINT but without hang/name tag name tag, no Limited Edition paw ribbon

packing/delivery: $7.50 flat rate


NABCO Promo Picture


Teddy J. Bear wants you to know that you can
tell someone about mean ol' Ebearneezer Scrooge VIB!


Bearb Cratchit and Tiny Tim

made by: North American Bear Company
(see below)
Very Important Bears

designed by:Barbara Isenberg

date: 1993 (LE of 8,000)

construction: dark green stuffed plush with
dark gray wool pants, maroon velvet waist coat with tails (black lining), green plaid scarf, dark navy top hat with black ribbon, 7” dark purple Tiny Tim (black watch cap, dark green plaid scarf and wood crutch with name) pinned to left coat cuff

size: 21" long

price: $100
MINT with MINT multicolor NABCO VIB name tag (folder format) with Limited Edition certification inside and blue ribbon on right paw showing “name, hand written number (2,375) of 8000 / Christmas 1993"

packing/delivery: $7.50 flat rate


NABCO Promo Picture


Teddy J. Bear wants you to know that you can
tell someone about finding VIB Bearb Cratchit and Tiny Tim!


The North American Bear Company (NABCO) was formed in 1979 out of one monther's frustration in not finding the right toys for her young son. Barbara Isenberg, who is still NABCO's chief designer, teamed up with her brother and a fashion designer friend to make teddy bears different from anything that was currently available. Their goal was to produce teddies with appeal to adults as well as children, offering both unique designs and high quality.

The inital NABCO line was the Very Important Bears (VIB's). Using her English literature background, Barbara developed pun-ny names for these colorful 20" velour bears which were dressed appropriatly. The first VIB, Douglas Bearbanks, was based on the legendary silent film star. He was released in 1980. Scarlett O'Beara, Chef Bearnaise and Amelia Bearheart followed that same year. Each VIB was retired, usually in 3 to 4 years, to make room for new introductions. The line was discontinued after Miss Mlle N Ium in 1999. All the VIB's are popular with collectors. Amelia, in pristine mint condition sold for over $1,500 in 2002.

Most North American Bear Company products appearing in our catalog came to 'Everything Teddy Bears' from collectors sales and estate sales. There are a few which were purchased from store closings. In all cases, we have attempted to research the original costumes and 'go-withs' and note any missing items. Presence and/or condition of the original name/series tag is also noted.


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