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Offline Wuff

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Swedish Polar Bear
« on: July 21, 2007, 08:09:32 PM »
We collect not only glass dogs, but also polar bears - here's the latest addition:
   
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The dimensions are about 50 mm (belly) x 135 mm (nose-to-tail) and 100 mm high; the weight is 600 g. It carries a silver-metallic sticker - with all colour gone - barely readable by the indentation only. There is a large capital R in the middle; the text below reads clearly Sweden; the text above, likely the glass studio, has unfortunately been bent several times and is indistinguishable.

Does anyone recognise the R logo? I have tried to outline it in the last picture.
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Re: Swedish Polar Bear
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2007, 08:12:31 PM »

Hi Wuff,  ;D

Reijmyre is the manufacturer. I have a few of their beasties, a couple with labels.

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Re: Swedish Polar Bear
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2007, 08:28:02 PM »
That was fast !!!

Thank you very much, Della. I just had a look at their web page - they don't seem to make these creatures any longer.
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Re: Swedish Polar Bear
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2007, 08:39:42 PM »
You're very welcome, Wolf.
I was just lucky enough to have a couple of my own. I have an ape, a bird and a mushroom, all in frosted glass, but the label is unmistakable. I love the polar bear, it's just gorgeous. I am  :mrgreen: with envy, Wolf.
I am not sure when they date to. I haven't really looked in to that particular factory. Maybe I should  :D
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Re: Swedish Polar Bear
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2007, 09:03:27 PM »
Have just sent a mail to the factory - let's see if and what they reply.

Best regards  -  Wolf
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