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Hi there! I’m Ron and I love everything about collectable things. The history, the character, the stories, and the look. This is a place where I offer unique items that could make great additions to your collections. I hope you enjoy these items as much as I do!

History. Boyds Bears was founded in 1984 by Gary and Tina Lowenthal. They were owners of an antique shop in Boyds, MD, which although profitable, found difficulty maintaining an inventory of well priced antiques. The turned to making and selling antique reproductions. Some of their more profitable reproductions included duck decoys. In 1984 they began sculpting with resin, at first making a line of miniature houses called “The Gnomes Homes”. The first bear was a 12 inch tall stuffed bear with moveable joints named for the couple’s newborn son, Matthew. The plush bears and hares were a success, and in 1993 Boyds introduced the first resin bears. Enesco acquired the company in 2008 and retired the line in 2014,
The bears were a popular collector’s item in the 1990s, and remain so now that they are no longer being produced.

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