Who can resist the appeal of a cuddly Teddy Bear? Children and adults alike are charmed by the affectionate demeanor of these favored companions. Among the most distinctive of bears are those produced by the company currently operating under the trade name of "Hermann Teddy Original*r" and formerly known as Gebr?der Hermann. Using over 1500 color photos, this comprehensive book provides an in-depth study of the company's products from 1913 to 1998. Author Milton R. Friedberg provides an overview of the Hermann family history and the company's origins, followed by an extensive, detailed survey of the myriad Teddy Bears and stuffed animals. Listings include model numbers, names, descriptions, sizes, logos and arm tags, current values, and more. Also provided is a separate listing of Hermann Bears with unidentified model numbers, information on determining age, an alphabetical, cross-referenced index, and an extensive bibliograpy. An outstanding reference for Teddy Bear enthusiasts of all ages!