Ann is our resident Webspresso expert
on The Boyds Collection! Her specialty is the Boyds QVC exclusives.
Dear Ann, Love your details on the Boyd's Fuzzies available
on QVC. I saw the last show and am looking forward to the next one in a
few days. Just wanted to let you know someone appreciated your descriptions.
Dear Joyce, Thanks very much
for your nice email. It's great to know that the information I provide
about the QVC Boyds Shows is being enjoyed. I certainly enjoy watching
and writing about the shows and hope that others find it entertaining and
useful. Please visit Webspresso often to hear the latest news! Happy Boyding,
Subject: QVC Bear Date: Aug 2000
I'm trying to find the QVC item number of a Boyds Bear
shown on the August 5 Collectors Day show on QVC. It was a white bear,
approximately 8 - 10 inches, and her name is either Abigail Beanster or
Abigail Beansford. She is the one that has the "bobble" head. Any information
would be appreciated. Thanks.
Hi, The information you emailed
me about is: Abigail A. Beanster, 10" shaggy chenille bear Item Number
C78126, QVC Price $11.00, Shipping and Handling $4.22. She was a QVC "launch"
and I just now checked the QVC website and she seems to still be available
for ordering. I'm attaching a picture. Hope this helps and that you are
able to order her. She looks like a real cutie! Happy Boyding, "Ann Nonimous"
Subject: Mary & Marjorie...QVC
Hi "ANN" I have been trying to find out about my Mary
& Marjorie bears that I bought from QVC. I really should keep better
records, but I don't. Can you tell me what QVC show they are from, if they're
exclusives and the price that I paid. Sheesh, I know. I bought them and
I can't remember any of this info. I looked at your QVC pages and I didn't
see them there (that doesn't mean they're not there though LOL) Anyway,
any info would be appreciated. Just in case you're not sure who they are,
Mary is a 10" white plush and Marjorie is a 6" white chenille. They wear
a lavender sweater and hat with a black bow. Cute, very cute! Thanks and
big hugs, Tami
Hi Tami, Here's the information
I have about Mary and Marjorie. They were presented on the show airing
Aug. 7, 99 (Aug. Collector's Day). Boyds Mary & Marjorie Set of 2 Plush
Bears Item Number C63338 QVC Price $37.00 Shipping and Handling $4.47 Mary
Lucinda & Marjorie Mayberry, a set of 2 bears, feature black safety
eyes with black hand-stitched noses, mouths and paw pads. Wearing matching
lavender chenille sweaters and hats. Mary is a 10", white bean filled and
fully jointed plush bean bag bear & Marjorie a 6" white chenille and
bean bag bear. Each comes with a Boyds hang tag. I don't know if they were
presented as QVC exclusives or launches, but I'm pretty sure they have
not yet appeared in the retail line, so I guess they are exclusive to QVC
so far. Hope this helps, "Ann"
Hi Ann, I was wondering if you could give me some information
on the 2 QVC Boyd mohair bears, Ike Bearington and Jacqueline Bearington.
I have started trying to collect all the mohairs and would love any information
you could give me about these two. thank you for your time. Sally
Hello Sally, Here are the notes
that I have regarding the two mohair bears you were asking about. "Jacqueline
K. Bearington didn't make it past the preview when she appeared on QVC.
She was a beautifully dressed 13" tan mohair from the Uptown Collection
and a premier edition of the bears which will be appearing in the fall
1999 regular line. (If I understood correctly, the total number in the
entire edition will be 12,000 and QVC had 1,200 of them for this show.
Almost forgot to tell you that she was dressed in a black velvet, animal
print faux fur trimmed coat dress with matching hat and faux fur muff and
came with a "hat-box" style suitcase!" IKE D. BEARINGTON C34996 $86.00
Numbered Ltd. Ed. 0f 1800 for 1 year and then a launch for the year 2000.
Long off-white mohair with a purple bow around his neck. 14". Offered on
the show 11/28/98. As far as I can remember, Jacqueline did indeed appear
in retail stores after she premiered on QVC. I'm sorry that I don't seem
to have notes on her price. It looks like Boyds plans for Ike when they
launched him on QVC were to bring him out in the regular retail line sometime
in 2000, so unless they have changed their minds, he just might be part
of the Fall 2000 line up. I do recall that he was a soft-bodied bear, and
the mohairs are usually "hard" stuffed bodies. I hope this little bit of
information has been helpful. Sincerely, "Ann"
- I am a relatively new collector of Dollstones and keep hearing of QVC
exclusives. Where does QVC air? I am in Texas and have never heard of such
a channel. How can I buy QVC items? Please bring me out of the dark. As
I said, I am relatively new at this, although I now have 49 dollstones,
so I am serious in wanting them all. They are the most beautiful things
I have seen.
to the wonderful world of collecting Boyds! Isn't it a fun hobby! QVC is
a home shopping channel on cable tv. QVC stands for Quality, Value, and
Convenience. You would have to check with your local cable company to see
if it is available in your area. If not, never fear! They also have a website
and I think you would enjoy checking it out. Each day they have one item
that is called the Today's Special Value and you can find that on the website,
as well as the item that is one the air at any given time. Boyds Bears
and Friends are regularly offered on QVC and Gary often appears on the
programs to describe what is being sold. He usually comes dressed in some
crazy costume and the shows are fun to watch. For those who don't have
cable, many enjoy logging on to the qvc website and following along by
clicking on the "current on air" button. To purchase from QVC you must
register for a free member number and all the information about that is
on their website, also. The next QVC Boyds Show is coming right up
- Saturday, Jan. 15th is "Collector's Day" and Boyds products will be presented
in three different shows (different products in each show): - 3-5 am eastern
time; 8-9 am eastern Resin Show; and 3-5 pm eastern Plush and miscellaneous
the 8 am show, they will be selling the brand new Boyds Town Cottages in
Premier Edition of 3000. There are going to be six Cottages from the Bearly-Built
Village Series, so it promises to be an exciting show. Also, you are correct
that Boyds does premier their Dollstones on QVC first and that is usually
the only way to obtain a Dollstone Premier Edition.
they also premier Bearstones, but I'm not certain about Folkstones.
you have access to QVC on cable, but if not, do take a few minutes to visit
their website and find out more. If you click on "More Search Options"
at the top of the homepage, it will take you to a screen where you can
enter Boyds Dollstones in the space that says "Search by Description" and
it will show you the Dollstones that are currently available from QVC.
this has answered your question. After every Boyds show on QVC, I write
a report for my "Ann Nonimous" page so be sure and
check there for information about each show!
If you still have your notes from possibly, but I'm guessing, the January
1999 Collector's Day show I'm trying to find out if Jocelyn Thistleberry
and Carson Bibbly were an Exclusive to QVC. I know it was a show somewhere
between October 98 and October 99. Thanks in advance for your help! ~Mary
what I have in my notes about Jocelyn and Carson:
THISTLEBEARY AND CARSON T. BIBBLY PLUSH BEARS C56965 $42.00 Launch. Jocelyn
is a 16" plush bear wearing a dark blue print dress with a tea dyed collar
and trim - this exclusive to Boyds fabric has a tiny bear paw print hidden
in the mini floral print. Carson 6" wearing a blue print bib with a red
heart. Shown on March 24, 1999. I also had jotted down that this set was
Mary Beth's pick of the show and that Jocelyn is a traditional 1914 German
loooking bear with a wide nose, hump on back, hockey stick arms and elongated
paw pads and big feet. Carson is a big ear bear. The print fabric used
for the dress was the introduction of a new fabric which has been used
on several bears since then. It has a navy background and tiny tan flowers
and also tiny paw prints hidden among the floral mini print. The dress
was described as an A-line shape with puffed sleeves and a tan tea-dyed
collar and trim. I sure hope they do eventually make it into the regular
checked the qvc website just for the fun of it and they are still listed,
but when I tried to see if they can be ordered, it just said they are a
waitlist item. It might be worth a try to get on the waitlist. Once in
a great while they do come up with an item that they find in the warehouse!
I hope this helps and that you are successful in finding them.
Just wanted to thank you for all you do. I'm so glad I've discovered this
site and I appreciate all the hard work, comments and observations. 1 question
- Do you know if Doodle and Yankee McBear are a QVC launch or exclusive??
for your nice email. I really enjoy my Boyds Collection and have fun watching
the QVC shows and writing the reports. I'm grand that you've found Sally's
great Webspresso website. It certainly is a treasure trove of information
checked my show notes and my VCR tape of the 11/13 show, and they just
didn't ever say on the air if Yankee and Doodle are exclusives or launches.
I purchased them myself and love them, and wish I did know for sure! Sorry
that I can't answer your question. If I do find out, I'll certainly let
I'm really new at this wonderful site. I started with a Boyd's bear about
three years ago. I just never thought I would get "involved" with a such
a hobby or should I say habit? This past Spring I bought two more bears,
then thought I should have more and then more. I now have 160 wonderful
plush Boyd's bears,with a wish list for more. I did see Ingrid on the QVC
show in Nov. I hesitated to call in,altho my husband kept saying "get her."You
see this ordering on Qvc was new to me. I wish now I had listened to him
as they sold out almost immediately. My question is, does Ingrid have "Blue"
eyes? If so,indeed she is the bear I wish I had ordered. I will have to
go on a BEAR hunt for her. Also,can you tell me how important it might
be for the name tags to have the "style numbers" on them? The numbers are
on the tags from stores,but not from QVC. Thank you for such a wonderful
web site. ~Jane
little cuties are habit forming, aren't they! Now for your questions: I
believe Ingrid does have beautiful blue eyes which match her outfit and
set off her white plush.
as your question about the Boyds # on the hang tag, it is a relatively
new thing for Boyds to be printing the style numbers as well as the names
on their paper hang tags. I believe that they only started doing this with
the Fall 99 line. My older plush don't have any numbers and the names have
always had to be handwritten in the space on their paper tags. This is
certainly a help for those who like to keep track of their collection by
style number, as long as that hang tag doesn't get lost! From
can determine by checking in the Collector's Value Guide and Check
N It III by Mary Jo Truax, if a plush was an exclusive for QVC,
it may not have had a Boyds style number. Both of those Boyds reference
books just list them as "QVC". I'm not absolutely positive about this because
QVC usually ships the plush sealed in a plastic bag and there is usually
asticker on the bag with the QVC item "C" number and often a second number
is also on the sticker or there is a second sticker with a number on it.
I don't know if that number is a Boyds style number or not.
If you decide
to hunt for Ingrid and Tasha Norbruin with Toggle, try the Webspresso
WOWsie Buy, Sell & Wanted Board.
Hi Ann, When
and where did the head bean introduce the first Boyds Mohair Bear?
ever mohair bear by Boyds was presented on QVC. It was a set of two bears
and a resin bearstone piece called "Gary and Uncle Gus". I'm very sorry
that I don't know the exact date, but it was sometime in 1997 or possibly
early 1998. The item number was C37639 and the QVC price was $106.00 plus
shipping and handling. I hope this information helps.
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