Nisbet Nutmeg Bears
(Part of the "Nisbet Childhood Classics" range)
Nisbet Nutmeg Bears were, (together with the London Gold Bears), the very first bears produced by Peggy Nisbet Ltd, and were introduced in 1977.
There were six members of this family, and the majority of them were in production from 1977 to 1983, after which time, we can no longer find them listed in any catalogues, and must assume that they went out of production. The table below carries all the key facts for these bears :
|5000||10 inch||1977 / re-issued 1989||1990 / 1991|
|5001||12 inch||1977 / re-issued 1989||1990 / 1991|
|5002||16 inch||1977 / re-issued 1989||1990 / 1991|
|5003||20 inch||1977 / re-issued 1989||1990 / 1991|
|5009||5 inch||1979||1979 / 1980|
|5010*||10 inch||1986 only||1987||Limited Edition|
Feb 15 2014 update :
Prompted by a question from Christine S, we researched these bears a bit further, and discovered that from 1981 onwards, these bears were issued with white bibs, rather than the multi-coloured ribbon bows. We are indebted to Christine for supplying a picture of her son's (5002) 16" Nutmeg Bear, who was bought for her son's birth - and is a much loved family member, as every teddy should be - (Arthur still misses his "Woppit", whose hair never did grow back from a crewcut back in 1955!) (And now Arthur's bald, too, so he knows how cold it must have been for poor Woppit!)
Chris's lovely picture of her bear is now included on this page - (See image below) - Thank you, Chris!
Illustration (above) showing the 10th Anniversary Limited Edition London Gold and Nutmeg Bears