BRAND NEW NEVER REMOVED FROM BOX!
(MIB) Mint in box and (NRFB) Never Removed From Box.
A very special teddy bear from the Estate of John McBride.
Conquest of Everest.
1993 marked the 40th Anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary's successful ascent of Mount Everest Teddy Bear to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Everest in 1953.
Sir Edmund Hillary commissioned this Merrythought, Ironbridge, England teddy bear in 1993 to mark his successful ascent and he is SIGNED by Sir Edmund Hillary.
Fully jointed teddy bear in pure glacier grey mohair. in an illustrated Travel Trunk ( see close-up photographs).
He comes complete with his own rope ice axe and flag ( see close-up photographs).
This is Number 193 of a Limited Edition of 5000 (see the hang tag photo).
Click on the links below for BIGGER and close-up detailed color photographs:
Travel Trunk closed
Bear tied inside trunk
Close-Up of Bear
Close-Up of muzzle
Left inside trunk
Story inside trunk lid
Tag - Limited Edition Number
Some of Merrythought's delightful mementoes commemorate a variety of famous occasions and are highly prized by collectors all over the world. Their carefully crafted replicas include historic figures.
The company celebrated the anniversary of a momentous achievement by introducing - The Mount Everest Bear (personally commissioned by Sir Edmund Hillary in 1993 to mark his successful ascent of Everest in 1953).
Mount Everest, also called Chomolungma or Qomolangma (Tibetan) or Sagarmatha (Nepali is the highest mountain on Earth, as measured by the height of its summit above sea level, which is 8,848 meters or 29,028 feet.
First successful ascent by Tenzing and Hillary:
May 29, 1953 by the New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay from Nepal climbing the South Col Route. At the time, both acknowledged it as a team effort by the whole expedition, but Tenzing revealed a few years later that Hillary had put his foot on the summit first.
Hillary (a subject of Queen Elizabeth, through her role as head of state of New Zealand) was knighted in the Order of the British Empire, a KBE, for the ascent.
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The talented artists at Merrythought, in England, create adorable teddy bears in pure mohair.
This English Teddy Bear Maker is still a family business in Ironbridge, Shropshire, England.
Each bear is unique and created for your delight.
Established in 1930, Merrythought has been hand-making the quintessential British Teddy Bear for over 80 years from the world famous factory in Ironbridge, Shropshire.Treasured by children and adults across the globe, all Merrythought teddy bears are fully jointed and made using the finest materials and craftsmanship. This means that nothing compares to a Merrythought - each bear has a unique character and superior quality that can last a lifetime.
This adorable Teddy Bear is made from the finest mohair.
Merrythought, Ironbridge, England.
Mount Everest Bear 8 inch is in an illustrated Travel Trunk SIGNED by Sir Edmund Hillary on the front of the Trunk, also has a Merrythought sewn-in tag SIGNED by Oliver Holmes.
Mount Everest Bear 1993 SIGNED by Sir Edmund Hillary