Dean's Rag Book Company was founded in August 1903 by Henry Samuel Dean. The first rag book was produced in 1902 and was so successful that the Dean’s Ragbook Company was formed on the back of this in 1903. However although it was registered on August 5th 1903 as a company, Henry Samuel Dean had been using the 2 dogs logo the year previously when this logo had been registered in the USA. It is said that Dean's were producing unbranded bears as early as 1906 however their first catalogued teddies were 1915. In 1922 they registered the trade name A1 Toys. They came into their own in the 1930s with a good range of teddies

Dean's bears are identified by:-

  • label
  • very rare button
  • short thick set curved arms
  • stocky legs
  • triangular heads with flat ears
  • or round heads with ears set on the sides (mouse eared)
  • Most are fully jointed and made of mohair

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