Thursday, December 18, 2008

Gund mailing lists and warehouse sales in New Jersey?

A visitor to my blog asked the question regarding how to receive Gund mailings via email and how to know about their warehouse sales? If anyone reading this here knows, please post a comment.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Snuff cruising around in his dreamcar

Snuff is having F U N...

PS: If anyone has an issue with my using the above car photograph, please let me know and I can take it off.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Followup to Auction of a 3ft tall white Snuffles

This has to be the highest price paid for any snuffles sofar: 850 US Dollars. This was a 1995 white FAO 3ft tall snuffles, credit for the pictures goes to Ebayid: sterling_mommy

This is a unique Millenium Snuffles 20 inch tall

This snuffles seems to be pretty unique, his fur is curly, and his nose is not flocked. He may be a misproduction snuffles. He is the smaller sized 20 inch snuffles, there is also a 30 inch millenium snuffles. Check the link to the current ebay auction, and after this auction ends, I will add pictures from the auction to this blog for future reference.

Millenium Snuffles smaller sized

Friday, October 31, 2008

Auction of a 3ft tall white Snuffles

I wonder how this auction will end after a tan 2 ft tall snuffles reached 325 Dollars. Will the white 3 ft tall snuffles sell for more? I think the tan colored snuffles is really the signature snuffles. Curious to see what will happen.

Auction at Ebay

(This link will last only 3 months.)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Beanie Snuffles

Today a new family member joined my snuffles club. It is a beanie snuffles in brown color. He is probably about 5 inches tall. His smile is so cute. Take a look, he made immediately friends with his other snuffles buddies.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Rare Snuffles?

I have always wondered which snuffles are really rare, and would like to find out what other snuffles collectors are thinking?

This is a link to a collector's opinion:
Rare Snuffles

I personally think, that maybe some handmade Snuffles are rare, and the 25th anniversary 20 inch Snuffles may be pretty rare? Has it been produced in limited production? I do not know for sure.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My Snuffles blog

My snuffles blog lives of the cooperation of other snuffles owners. Even though I have dozens of snuffles myself, from a 4 inches small one with stitched nose to 30 inches tall, I still miss a lot of snuffles. Over time, I plan to acquire many more to complete my collection. At the moment, I have a 200 sqft room where the snuffles live on a bed only for them and in a glass closet that exhibits and protects them. I am lucky that my fiancee loves them as well. My collection exhibits a lot of steiff bears as well, vintage Steiff bears as well as recent ones.

Auction results of snuffles

A two feet tall tan Snuffles hit another record as far as I know. US$325 for this Snuffles was never seen before. I have one like it sitting at home, never thought it could become "investment worthy", better than certificates of some banks for sure. I bought mine in 1998 as I recall at FAO in Chicago.

The auction link will be good for three months only as Ebay takes them down after that. Worth a look:

Tan Snuffles sold for $325

Here is a picture of the beautiful Snuffles that hit this record auction result:
(credit goes to ebayid: sterling_mommy)

Monday, October 13, 2008

youtube Paddington bear video

click to see video

Paddington bear Homepage

Paddington Bear Homepage

Paddington bear celebrates 50th birthday

Paddington Bear is a fictional character in children's literature. He first appeared on 13 October 1958[1] and was subsequently featured in several books, most recently in 2008, written by Michael Bond and first illustrated by Peggy Fortnum. The polite immigrant bear from Darkest Peru, with his old bush hat, battered suitcase and marmalade sandwiches has become a classic English children's literature icon.[2] Paddington books have been translated into thirty languages across seventy titles and sold more than 30 million copies worldwide. Over 265 licensees, making thousands of different products across the UK, Europe, USA, Southeast Asia, Japan, Australia and South Africa all benefit from the universal recognition of Paddington Bear.[3]

Paddington is an anthropomorphised bear. He is always polite (always addressing people as "Mr.", "Mrs." and "Miss" and very rarely by first names) and well-meaning (though he inflicts hard stares on those who incur his disapproval). He likes marmalade sandwiches and cocoa, and has an endless capacity for getting into trouble. However, he is known to "try so hard to get things right".
- above information from Wikipedia -

Paddington bear celebrates 50th birthday - just click on this article

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Polarbear Knut and his father, who died recently

In the wake of the recent death of Knut's father, Thomas Doerflein, I looked around for some interesting blogs and articles on Knut, and I liked this one, it is unfortunately in German:

Polarbear Knut in German

Snuffles pictures and their respective photographers

I have collected endless pictures of tons of snuffles on my computer, and when I started doing this, I never thought about that I may like to post them one day in a blog. Obviously, I do not own all of the snuffles I present here. I created this blog to entertain snuffles collectors and lovers, of which I have found a lot to be out there. If I use pictures that you know you originated, just let me know. My primary purpose of this blog is to show the endless variety of snuffles that were made in the past 27-28 years. I have no intention to ignore anyone's work or contribution, but I did not keep track of everything to begin with. If you feel neglected, let me know, I will take care of you and post your attribution. This is to be fun and entertaining. Let's keep it that way. Last but not least, I hope that this blog can be educational about Snuffles, its history, the company behind them, and the various sizes and colors and different variations as well as the different snuffleses produced in different countries and for different purposes, such as the baby rattle snuffles, the big sized snuffles and limited editions for collectors. As Gund seems to be fading out Snuffles, this bear has a place in history.

I am running this blog on top of another blog, and on top of a 7 days a week dayjob that keeps me busy in average more than 14 hours a day. So bear with me. Hope my visitors enjoy this blog nevertheless and I am always open for suggestions and corrections.

3 Pottery Barn Snuffles

These are Baby Gund Snuffles with stitched noses. They are about 6-7 inches tall only. Very cute. Initially I thought these were Pottery Barn Snuffles, but that is wrong.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Snuffles wearing sunglasses

This is a very funny picture of a Snuffles with sunglasses:

A Japanese made early Snuffles

This picture of the japanese snuffles is attributed to Chrisi on flickr, her whole collection can be seen at the link below this picture.

This snuffles was made in Japan supposedly, a very early example, picture found on flickr:

This is the whole collection on flickr:
Click here to see the whole collection

Christmas snuffles

I found this picture on flickr:

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Photo of white Snuffles

see the photo here

Bloo snuffles

This snuffles is rather rare, he is called Bloo (you read that right with double "oo"!) Snuffles, very beautiful shimmery fur:
(Credit to as can be seen in the picture that is linked)
If you like the link to be removed, just email me, since we are already in contact.


Snuffles traveling the world:

Click here

A pretty picture of a 25th anniversary pink snuffles

Group of three snuffles

A white, brown and tan snuffles sitting together:

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Snuffles handpuppet

Found on Ebay, Snuffles handpuppet. I have one like it at home.

Christmas rattle Snuffles

Christmas rattle Snuffles, very cute, from ebay:

2003 Happy New Year Snuffles

This is the 2003 Happy New Year, picture is from Ebay:

Ceramic snuffles

I am amazed at the diversity of snuffles out there. This is another example of it.

I found these pictures on ebay, but forgot who posted the auction. I am looking for a ceramic snuffles, if anyone has one for sale, please contact me.

Pictures are from Ebay:

Snuffles Payama bag

These pictures are of the Snuffles pajama bag. I am looking for this one, if you have one and want to sell, please contact me.

Pictures are from Ebay:

Clip on Snuffles

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Just bears and stuff

Another blog on bears

Some thought on Snuffles and some experiences lately

Recently I bought a large 30" Millenium Snuffles from someone online who had excellent feedback established over a long period of time on Ebay and the Snuffles Forum. However, I never received the item, and there is absolutely no response by email. A paypal dispute ended unanswered, and paypal agreed that I am entitled to a refund, however, they cannot refund me because the person has no funds in their account. How funny is that? Strange behaviour of the seller to say the least. Is this a sign of the economy? Even in this hobby of lovely cute teddybears we have to watch out not to get screwed? I wonder what is next? This is just infinitely sad.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Rare original green snuffles

This is a pretty rare greenish (blueishgreen) looking snuffles from the 80s. All original. Credit for the photos goes to Ebayid carolchina. More photos to follow tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

25th Anniversary Snuffles extra large 20 inches

This is probably one of the rarest snuffles, he is very beautiful. Credit for the photos goes to Laura.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Buyers tempted by £17,000 bears

Steiff - Buyers tempted by £17,000 bears

Snuffles song

Song for Snuffles

Tan peach snuffles

Pink limited edition 25th anniversary Snuffles big and small

This is the 25th anniversary snuffles, 9 inch and 20 inch, the larger one being limited to supposedly only 300 pieces.

Payama bag snuffles and hand puppet snuffles

I am trying to find a picture of the payama bag snuffles. Meanwhile, here is a hand puppet snuffles.

Credit to ebayer sammygirld

Nordstrom snuffles

I found these snuffles on ebay, if you want credit for it, let me know.

Ceramic snuffles

I found this snuffles on Ebay but forgot who posted it. If you want credit for it, let me know.

Snuffles in Mexico

Snuffles loves to travel, and this time it took him to Mexico. He loves the beach. He has been enjoying his time over there.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Teddy Grahams Breakfast Snuffles

I wonder when these were made, and if they were made in a limited edition? Very cute Snuffles. Picture courtesy to ebay id: brockandbryansmom.