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January 8, 1995
Hans-Otto Steiff, 75, retired president of Margarete Steiff G.m.b.H., makers of teddy bears and other animal toys, died Dec. 31 in his hometown of Giengen, Germany, after several strokes. The family-owned business started out making toy elephants and pin cushions from cloth for friends in the late 1870s. Teddy bears gained huge popularity -- and their names -- in the time of Teddy Roosevelt, and by 1907 Steiff shipped a million of them to America alone. Once childhood staples, and now collectors' items, one Steiff bear fetched a record $171,000 at a Christie's auction in London in December.
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By Dan Fesperman and Dan Fesperman,SUN STAFF | February 19, 2004
FREDERICK -- The pornographic movie wasn't ready for sale, but 8,500 pages of titillating reading were in the offing yesterday at Frederick's newest smut shop -- a clean, well-lighted place known as City Hall. Thus did the 5-year-old saga of the so-called "black book" begin its most salacious chapter, with the city's legal staff opening to the public a trove of records obtained during a 1999 police raid on a local porn and prostitution business run by Angelika Potter. The crush of early customers -- all but a few of the first 20 were reporters -- pored over client lists and business correspondence in search of bombshells.
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By Ralph Kovel and Terry Kovel and Ralph Kovel and Terry Kovel,KING FEATURES SYNDICATE | March 22, 1998
Is it a dressing table, a lamp stand, a sewing stand or a bedside stand?All those names are used to describe the useful small table with drawers popular in the late 18th and 19th centuries. Such tables have a rectangular top about 16 to 22 inches to a side. A table could have one, two or three drawers. The legs were made in the prevailing style, from thin-reeded Sheraton to heavy-square Empire.Today many people have a night stand next to their bed to hold such items as a lamp, books, clock, handkerchief and perhaps a telephone.
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By Ralph Kovel and Terry Kovel and Ralph Kovel and Terry Kovel,KING FEATURES SYNDICATE | March 22, 1998
Is it a dressing table, a lamp stand, a sewing stand or a bedside stand?All those names are used to describe the useful small table with drawers popular in the late 18th and 19th centuries. Such tables have a rectangular top about 16 to 22 inches to a side. A table could have one, two or three drawers. The legs were made in the prevailing style, from thin-reeded Sheraton to heavy-square Empire.Today many people have a night stand next to their bed to hold such items as a lamp, books, clock, handkerchief and perhaps a telephone.
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By Lita Solis-Cohen and Sally Solis-Cohen and Lita Solis-Cohen and Sally Solis-Cohen,Contributing Writers Solis-Cohen Enterprises | November 28, 1993
Q: Can you tell me the value of my 39-inch-tall honey-colored plush teddy bear with movable joints, made in 1935 in Sonneberg, Germany? It's in excellent condition and never has been repaired.A: Your teddy bear could retail for about $400 to $650 because it's large and in good shape, said dealer Barbara Lauver, Harper General Store, R.D. 2, Box 512, Annville, Pa. 17003, (717) 865-3456, who will be participating in the Eastern National Antique Doll, Toys, & Games Show, at the Gaithersburg Fairgrounds, Saturday and next Sunday.
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By Dan Fesperman and Dan Fesperman,SUN STAFF | February 19, 2004
FREDERICK -- The pornographic movie wasn't ready for sale, but 8,500 pages of titillating reading were in the offing yesterday at Frederick's newest smut shop -- a clean, well-lighted place known as City Hall. Thus did the 5-year-old saga of the so-called "black book" begin its most salacious chapter, with the city's legal staff opening to the public a trove of records obtained during a 1999 police raid on a local porn and prostitution business run by Angelika Potter. The crush of early customers -- all but a few of the first 20 were reporters -- pored over client lists and business correspondence in search of bombshells.
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July 19, 1993
Doll and teddy bear show is scheduled for Aug. 7The Seventh Annual Doll and Teddy Bear Show and Sale at Historic Savage Mill will take place from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 7.Collectors and enthusiasts from the mid-Atlantic area will have their antique and handmade dolls, teddy bears, toys, clothes and accessories on display for sale in the air-conditioned, renovated New Weave Building.Annette Baker will appraise dolls. She can give information about the age, origin and general value of the dolls.
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By JACQUES KELLY | October 20, 2007
I can see the vinyl disc spinning on the turntable at the old Hochschild Kohn music department. The song was "Chanson d'Amour" as sung by Dotty Todd and her husband, Art, the man whose obituary ran this week (he was 93). His musical career began on Kentucky Avenue in Northeast Baltimore, and he credited his mother - and her piano training - for sending him on to a career in music. Like so many, I also grew up with a piano, in our case an upright Charles M.
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By Lan Nguyen and Lan Nguyen,Evening Sun Staff | September 13, 1991
THE ANIMALS that you'll see in Barbara Baldwin's nicely decorated country home are Grunt, the wrinkly Shar-Pei that greets you at the door, and the bears.The teddy bears, that is, the friendly ones that recline on the mantle, the unbearably cute ones showcased in the oak display in the living room, the handful of miniature black, brown and white ones sitting in a crock on the dining room table.They're known in the Baldwin household as "mommy's toys," the collectible and vintage teddy bears neatly and carefully placed all over the house.
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By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,Special to the sun | October 15, 2006
David Stollery recalls arriving for dinner at the house of an acquaintance. It was supposed to be a meal for two, but Stollery noticed eight place settings. "One by one, he brought in six big, beautiful, teddy bears," Stollery said. "He introduced the bears to me by name, told me a story about each one and then sat them in a chair at the table." After dinner, Stollery beat a hasty retreat. "I remember driving home and thinking to myself that I had just met my first nut case," he said.
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January 8, 1995
Hans-Otto Steiff, 75, retired president of Margarete Steiff G.m.b.H., makers of teddy bears and other animal toys, died Dec. 31 in his hometown of Giengen, Germany, after several strokes. The family-owned business started out making toy elephants and pin cushions from cloth for friends in the late 1870s. Teddy bears gained huge popularity -- and their names -- in the time of Teddy Roosevelt, and by 1907 Steiff shipped a million of them to America alone. Once childhood staples, and now collectors' items, one Steiff bear fetched a record $171,000 at a Christie's auction in London in December.
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By Lita Solis-Cohen and Sally Solis-Cohen and Lita Solis-Cohen and Sally Solis-Cohen,Contributing Writers Solis-Cohen Enterprises | November 28, 1993
Q: Can you tell me the value of my 39-inch-tall honey-colored plush teddy bear with movable joints, made in 1935 in Sonneberg, Germany? It's in excellent condition and never has been repaired.A: Your teddy bear could retail for about $400 to $650 because it's large and in good shape, said dealer Barbara Lauver, Harper General Store, R.D. 2, Box 512, Annville, Pa. 17003, (717) 865-3456, who will be participating in the Eastern National Antique Doll, Toys, & Games Show, at the Gaithersburg Fairgrounds, Saturday and next Sunday.
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By MARY COREY | November 5, 1995
Holiday flowers are as festive an addition to any celebration as homemade cookies and hand-wrapped gifts. They bring charm, color and fragrance to the season, giving the mind and eye a peaceful oasis during days too often filled with shopping, baking and fatigue.While some floral designers speak of trends around this time of year -- silver is popular, angels are in, and ribbon is the rage -- there's also tremendous variety. For some florists, a Christmas display might involve cayenne peppers and greens strewn up a stairway.
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By Geoffrey Fielding | May 23, 1994
MARYLAND'S VANISHING LIVES. By John Sherwood. Photos by Edwin Remsberg. Johns Hopkins University Press. 232 pages. $29,95.WHEN was the last time you saw a cooper fashion a barrel; or a sailmaker, with palm and needle, work up a spinnaker from No. 1 canvas or Egyptian duck?Unless you hurry, you will not see these trades practiced in Maryland in a few short years, according to John Sherwood. His "Maryland's Vanishing Lives" is a compendium of the many crafts, trades and skills which will soon be lost, not only in Maryland but throughout the country.
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