Honiton, Nottingham, and Tiverton Bears
The Honiton, Nottingham, and Tiverton Bears are 14 inches tall, and wear flowing lace dresses that increase their length to 33 inches, (though Nottingham is only 26 inches long). The lace for each dress has been made in the towns the respective bears have been named for. (We are told that Honiton and Nottingham are sisters, and Tiverton is their cousin).
These bears were offered for sale in 1986, and were priced at £34.95, (which was expensive at the time)
Athough we do not have any of these bears in our collection, we are indebted to collector Ernie B for reminding us that we had not yet catered for the army of Nisbet Bear lovers everywere, and for supplying the splendid pictures of Honiton and Nottingham that appear in the slideshow below. (Unfortunately, Tiverton bear was not available for photographs - If you can help, please get in touch!)
Ernie also kindly supplied a copy of the January 1984 House of Nisbet Teddy Bears catalogue, which is now available on the "Nisbet Catalogues" section of the Downloads page of this website
Feb 15 2014 update :
Thanks to Jamal M for supplying a picture of 5102 Tiverton, who is now included in this slide show, and is easily spotted, thanks to her blue dress!