This is the worlds most stunning and sought after collection of detailed Australia in the Great War limited edition bears. Each uniform is historically true, including replica badges, FREE ID tags and webbing. Additional accessories available. Each bear has a story of service to tell. A real treasure to remember the Centenary.
Available March 2018
Captain John Murray continues the story of the original 1914 edition Private John Murray. As a private he shared the story of Australia’s entry into the war. As a captain he now remembers the men promoted through the ranks to replace lost officers. Capt. Murray comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity and is limited to only 5,000 bears for worldwide collectors.
LIMITED NUMBERS AVAILABLE
Private Clarence Thomas, the Gallipoli Stretcher-Bearer Bear, is ready to help the wounded with his Field Dressing Haversack. Medics didn't
wear the standard webbing; rather they had only a leather belt and haversack.
Only 2,500 Priovate Clarence will be released for the Centenary. This
hero of the trenches comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity.
Lieutenant Thomas Hendy helps us remember the men of the Australian Flying Corps who pioneered Australian military aviation during the Great War of 1914-1918 – and the proud heritage that led to the Royal Australian Air Force and the Fleet Air Arm.
Australia was the only dominion of the British Empire to establish its own flying corps for service in the war and some 460 officers and 2,234 other ranks served in the Middle East, over the Western Front, and in training schools in England. All pilots of the A.F.C. were officers of the Australian Imperial Force.
Aviation in the Royal Australian Navy began in 1917 when the cruiser HMAS Brisbane embarked a sea plane for operations in the Indian Ocean. Later that year the flagship HMAS Australia and cruisers Sydney and Melbourne were fitted with wooden flying-off platforms over the top of their main deck guns allowing them to launch their flimsy Sopwith fighter aircraft.
Hendy’s uniform reflects the full-length leather ‘Maternity Pattern’ flying jacket and leather flight helmet worn by many aircrew of the A.F.C. to provide warmth during flights in open cockpit aeroplanes. The large angled external pocket on the left-breast provided quick access to maps and notebooks, while beneath the warmth of the coat many would simply wear the standard dismounted troops’ khaki uniform of the Australian Imperial Force.
International limited of just 5,000 bears. Hendy comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity.
LANDING IN OCTOBER 2017
Sergeant Wilson wears one of the most iconic and versatile uniform
items of the Great War - the A.I.F. Greatcoat. Before service abroad
most Australian troops had never seen snow or ground ice, and the chilly
winters added to the hardships men faced at Gallipoli, in the deserts
and on the Western Front. The Greatcoat was essential protection. The
heavy woollen khaki coat weighed about 6.5 pounds (3kgs) and served
as an outer jacket, additional blanket and often as a shelter. Grey
also has his Brodie helmet and anti-gas mask carry bag at the ready.
Limited to just 5,000 bears for worldwide collectors, Grey comes with
a numbered certificate of authenticity.
Able (Bodied) Seaman Andy Miller shares the story of the Royal Australian Navy during the Great War 1914-1918. The first Great War navy bear, he wears the Number 1 Dress Blue Serge Uniform with blue seaman's jumper and blue Class II cap with H.M.A.S. Australia (I) cap tally. Standing 40cm in his boots, Able Seaman Miller is limited to just 2,500 units worldwide. He comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity.
Lieutenant Albert Murray, the Western Front Ltd Edition Bear, is the first ever Australia in the Great War officer bear. He is kitted out in boots and proudly wears his officer pips. In preparation for the Western Front he also wears 'Brodie' helmet and PH anti-gas mask carry bag. This 40cm digger is limited to just 10,000 units worldwide. He comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity.
The unique Limited Edition Corporal Cohen Lone Pine Bear is a must
have addition to your collection, buy now from Australia's leading military
site - Military Shop. Corporal Cohen wears the standard dismounted troops'
uniform and webbing but with trousers cut to shorts in the Gallipoli
summer. His white armbands and back patch were worn to help diggers
identify 'friendly' soldiers in the heat of the battle. Corporal Cohen
stands 40cm in his detailed Great War uniform and comes with certificate
of authenticity. Only 10,000 worldwide.
The unique Limited Edition Sister Bernadette Nurse Bear is a must have
addition to your collection, buy now from Australia's leading military
site - Military Shop. Sister O'Meara's uniform represents the 'working
dress' of the Australian Army Nursing Service and includes zephyr grey
dress with white collar, white veil and scarlet cape; her rank of Sister
is shown by the stars or 'pips' worn on her epaulettes, which are accompanied
by curved bronze 'AUSTRALIA' titles. She wears the Rising Sun badge
at her throat as a brooch and the cloth badge of the Australian Army
Nursing Service is displayed on her right sleeve. Sister Bernadette
O'Meara stands 40cm in her working shoes and comes with certificate
of authenticity. Only 10,000 worldwide.
Private Ernest Harvey, the Gallipoli Centenary Bear, stands about 40cm
in his boots and slouch hat and wears the standard A.I.F. webbing, complete
with water canteen, bayonet and helve (the handle for his entrenching
tool). Limited to just 10,000 units worldwide, this superb collectable
fellow comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity.
Trooper Jones proudly represents the unique uniform of the ALH, including
an actual emu plume affixed to his slouch hat, the 1903 pattern leather
leggings, riding breeches and the 1903 pattern ammunition bandolier.
The first ALH regiments were formed in August of 1914 and by wars
end some 32,000 men had served in fifteen ALH regiments raised for overseas
service. Trooper Jones is limited to 10,000 bears.
The outbreak of the Great War in 1914 had a marked impact on the humble Teddy Bear. Until the war most of Europe and England's Teddy Bears were sourced from Germany. With supplies cut off, English manufacturers stepped up, and in doing so added an English flavour to the Teddy Bear. Bears have changed much over the years but they remain a symbol of affection and hope.
Private Murray - the diggers' bear - is especially created for the
'Australia in the Great War 1914-1918 Collection'. Modelled on the softer
style English bear, his uniform is the 1912 design worn by diggers in
Europe and in the Middle East topped by the distinctive Australian Commonwealth
Military Forces slouch hat proudly worn by the Australian Army since
1903. Limited to only 5,000 Bears, comes in a Centenary presentation
box with a certificate of authenticity.
DUE TO HIGH DEMAND WE ONLY HAVE LIMITED QUANTITIES
OF PRIVATE MURRAY WITH MINIATURE WW1 MEDAL TRIO REMAINING - ORDER
Great accessories to go with your limited edition teddy bear.
Precision moulded Short Magazine Lee Enfield,
the standard rifle of the A.I.F., scaled to suit the Great War collector
bears. Order yours.
Share your more recent family history with the exclusive Vietnam 'J'
Bear. We call him Barry but it's not official. Only 1,000 were produced
and only a small quantity remain.
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