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POPULAR TEDDY BEAR 'MECCA' OFFERS 'ONE-OF-A-KIND'

 POPULAR TEDDY BEAR 'MECCA' OFFERS 'ONE-OF-A-KIND'
 NAPLES, Fla., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Frannie Bear, originally


created to commemorate the December 1990 opening of Frannie's Teddy Bear Museum in Naples, Fla., has grown up, somewhat.
 Teddy Bear artist Francy Gordon, of St. Petersburg, Fla., is hand- making the 150 limited-edition teddies. The Frannie II is made of dark champagne English mohair. Her blown-glass eyes are the color of chestnuts. She is fully jointed, and her hands and feet are padded with ultra suede.
 Frannie II wears a navy blue jumper with a box pleated skirt. Her initial is embroidered on front. Underneath she wears a white oxford blouse, complemented with a Peter Pan collar. She has little white bobby socks and black saddle shoes. And since our Frannie Bear is now a schoolgirl, she wears "big girl" panties, trimmed with lace.
 Frannie II carries a red corduroy school bag, complete with a teddy bear eraser, monogrammed pencil, homework papers and even a Little Little Golden Story Book.
 Now 16" tall, the Frannie Bear II has had to undergo a slight facial alteration. During summer camp, Frannie Bear was playing on the monkey bars and lost her grip while at the very top. Down, down fell Frannie Bear. As fellow teddies ran to her aid, they asked if she was O.K. She replied, "Yes, I'm fine, but my nose hurts." A trip to the doctor proved her complaint valid. She had indeed broken her nose. Her nose now is stitched by hand with black pearl cotton thread.
 This limited-edition of 150 is now ready for adoption. The price is still $185 and each bear is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
 Frannie's Teddy Bear Museum is home to more than 2,000 teddy bears. The museum is said to be the only true teddy bear museum in the United States. Several hundred teddy bear artists are represented. The museum hosts numerous limited edition, one-of-a-kind and antique bears, plus collector's bears from Steiff, Gund, North American Bear Company, House of Nisbet, Canterbury, Dakin and others. The non-profit public museum had more than 35,000 visitors during its first year of operation.
 The proceeds of Frannie II will help support the operations of Frannie's Teddy Bear Museum, which is a non-profit, 501 (C) (3), public museum.
 For more information, contact Barbara Sanborn of Frannie's Teddy Bear Museum at 813-598-2711.
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 /NOTE TO EDITOR: Color slides or prints of Frannie II are available upon request, call 813-775-0126/
 /CONTACT: Jim Samere of Frannie's Teddy Bear Museum, 813-775-0126/ CO: Frannie's Teddy Bear Museum ST: Florida IN: LEI SU:


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