5-times jointed, arms. legs and the head are movable
with triangular HERMANN neckmark in the back of the head
with the green HERMANN hangtag - The bear with the running dog
with certificate of authenticity
size: 37 cm // 14,5 inch
limited edition in pieces: 250 pieces
Im commemoration of the Berlin Airlift 70 years ago
1948/1949 - 2018/2019
A heroic effort to keep a city free
Candy Bomber Pilot
A Teddy Bear commemorating the Berlin Airlift 70 years ago
A heroic effort to keep a city free
2018/2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift. It began on June 26, 1948 and is still today a symbol of people's desire for freedom. During the time of the Berlin Airlift over 2.2 million people in West-Berlin were supplied by the Western Allies by air with all necessary food, medicines and fuels such as coal and gasoline, after the Soviet occupation-force had completely closed the land and waterways to West-Berlin and cut off the Western part of Berlin from the electricity supply. To ensure the supply of the people in the marooned Berlin, aircrafts of the Western Allies landed in 90 seconds rhythm around the clock on the West-Berlin airfield Tempelhof.
Lovingly the airplanes were called Candy Bombers by the Berlin population. The name was created after an American pilot began to tie small chocolate bars to hand-made handkerchief parachutes and drop them off before landing for the waving children. This action soon drew wide circles and many of his colleagues followed him. As a result, also civilian Americans collected candy to support this action.
After the Soviets abolished the Berlin Blockade” after 11 months on May 12, 1949 in view of the demonstrated freedom-will of the people shown by the airlift, the operation Berlin Airlift” officially ended on September 30, 1949.
Made in Germany - Hergestellt in Deutschland
Mohair is made from one of nature`s finest sources for natural fiber, the Angora goat. This special fur is very long and naturally wavy. When sheared (this usually occurs twice a year) it is called mohair. The term "mohair" is derived from the Arabian word "Muhayar" which literally means "the fabric of goat hair". Despite the name similarity there is no relation to the Angora rabbit.
The collection of this noble hair does not require any animals to be harmed!
Angora goats are a delicate animal and are very sensitive to temperature change. This requires a dependable mild climate. Summers not so hot that the meadows dry out and winters not too cold. In the entire world there are only three regions that consistently meet these ideal conditions: Texas, USA, South Africa and Turkey.
The fur of the Angora go at is naturally white, curly and shiny. Its fibers have a remarkable strength when made into a pile fabric. These characteristics together with the noble appearance, silky feel and sheen make mohair one of the finest fibers offered by nature.
HERMANN-Spielwaren, now located in Coburg-Cortendorf / Germany, is one of the oldest still existing Teddybear companies worldwide. Founded 1920 in Neufang near Sonneberg / Thuringia the history goes back to the year 1913, when Max Hermann manufactrued his first Teddybear together with his brother Arthur and his sister Adelheid.
The company is famous for there extraordinary designs, there craftmanship, there exclusive small editions and that each bear, made in Coburg / Germany is a own personality. Each bear is made by highskilled longtime employees, many of them work over 10 years for HERMANN-Spielwaren.
Each wellknown teddybear book features the designs and also the Teddybear magacines are in close contact the the company for new styles. Des Chef-Designer is Ulla Hermann, granddaughter of the founder. Her Teddybears won famous Awards, like the TOBY Industry?s and Public?s Choice Award, the Golden Teddy Award or the TED worldwide Award.