Jingle Bell Pooh

Inspired by reading A. A. Milne's Winnie-the Pooh books to their four children, John and Susan began to envision the characters brought to life in their studio. After obtaining a contract with the Walt Disney Company, the Wrights began to design their first character bear: Winnie-the-Pooh.

In 1998, the employees of R. John Wright Dolls gathered at the company's annual Christmas dinner party. At the conclusion of the meal, each RJW associate was presented with a special gift: a custom Winnie-the-Pooh made exclusively for them! "Jingle Bell Pooh" measured 12" tall and was made of the finest custom-made mohair/wool plush with embroidered features and glass eyes. Pooh had a large red bow around his neck made of the finest all-wool felt. Attached was a large brass jingle bell. A special numbered cardboard tag with a brass eyelet was sewn to each bear's back. Jingle Bell Pooh came inside his very own custom-made dark green felt bag with the R. John Wright logo embroidered on the front. Each bag also featured the brass RJW button. Inside, along with Pooh, was a special numbered certificate of authenticity stating the date of December 19, 1998 and the edition size of only 35 pieces. Each certificate in the edition was hand-signed by R. John Wright. The extremely rare Jingle Bell Pooh is one of the most difficult to find of the RJW Winnie-the-Pooh bears.

©Disney. Based on the "Winnie-the-Pooh" works. ©A. A. Milne and E. H. Shepard.

DIRECT PURCHASE: The Jingle Bell Pooh offered here is number 4 of only 5 Artist Proofs made and comes directly from R. John Wright Archives in pristine as-new condition. The purchase price of $2,250.00 includes shipping & insurance in the domestic United States. [For overseas shipping rates, please contact the RJW office.] NOTE: This is the only Jingle Bell Pooh available from the R. John Wright Archives.

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