Martin Luther Teddy Bear by Hermann-Coburg
Martin Luther 40 cm Teddybär von Hermann-Coburg by Hermann-Coburg
- Made of Mohair
- classic excelsiorstuffing. made by hand by highskilled experts
- growler voice
5-times jointed, arms. legs and the head are movable
with triangular HERMANN neckmark in the back of the head
with the green HERMANN hangtag - The bear with the running dog
with certificate of authenticity
Each bear has its own, unique number within the limited edition
- size: 40 cm / 13,78 inch
- Limited Edition in pieces: 1000
Martin Luther (1483-1546)
Martin Luther was born 1483 in Eisleben. The Augustinereremiten Monk fought for the religious liberty. He initiated 1517 the Reformation and established the Protestantism. In autumn 1517 he published 95 thesis at the castle church in Wittenberg. For all he criticized the indulgence. 1521 in Worms, it came to the breach with the church, when he refused to retract his thesis. His famous words were: “Here I am standing, I can do nothing else, God helps me, Amen!” Nevertheless, Luther didn’t want to split the church in the first, he only want to reform it. But because he was banished from the church and the state, he founded the Evangelical Church. 1525 Martin Luther married the former Nun Katharina von Bora. With it, he confessed consciously to the wedlock. The Holy Bible was for him the only authority referring questions about the dogma. Therefore he wanted that everybody can read it. So he started to translate the Bible into German language. During his stay at the castle “Wartburg” 1521/22, where he bore the cover name knight “Junker Jörg”, he translated the New Testament into German language. From April until October 1530 he found a hiding place at the castle “Veste Coburg”. 1534 he finished his translation of the Bible and published the first complete edition of the German Bible. Thanks to the invention of the letterpress printing, the German Bible spread in lighting speed. Now all people were able to read the Bible by themselves. Luther was a brilliant creator of new words. With his Bible translation he established the High German language for whole Germany. He influenced the development of the German language lastingly like no other. Without him the modern Germany would not be thinkable. He called for and furthered the education of the people. With it he laid the foundations of the modern knowledge society. 1546 Martin Luther passed away in Eisleben and was buried in Wittenberg.
Teddy Bears stuffed with excelsior – a true treasure
Teddy Bears stuffed with excelsior belong to the rarity treasure of the Teddy Bear world and are only rarely offered on the collector’s market today. What used to be the daily work of the Teddy Bear makers in former times, has become a valuable and rare treasure today. Worldwide there are only a handful of experts who are still familiar with the traditonal art of excelsior stuffing. Years of training, muscle strength and an artistic sense for styling are necessary to carry out this very time-consuming work. Only very old and long-standing manufactures have still the knowledge today, how Teddy Bears can be stuffed with excelsior according to old example, so that nowadays excelsior stuffed Teddy Bears are hardly to find.
For almost 100 years, we have cultivated the tradition of stuffing our Teddy Bears with excelsior and we have preserved for us this knowledge untill today. This gives our Teddy Bears their exceptional value and makes them to uncomparable and unique creatures with value-preserving character.
Mohair is made from one of nature`s finest sources for natural fiber, the Angora goat. This special fur is very long and naturally wavy. When sheared (this usually occurs twice a year) it is called mohair. The term "mohair" is derived from the Arabian word "Muhayar" which literally means "the fabric of goat hair". Despite the name similarity there is no relation to the Angora rabbit.
The collection of this noble hair does not require any animals to be harmed!
Angora goats are a delicate animal and are very sensitive to temperature change. This requires a dependable mild climate. Summers not so hot that the meadows dry out and winters not too cold. In the entire world there are only three regions that consistently meet these ideal conditions: Texas, USA, South Africa and Turkey.
The fur of the Angora go at is naturally white, curly and shiny. Its fibers have a remarkable strength when made into a pile fabric. These characteristics together with the noble appearance, silky feel and sheen make mohair one of the finest fibers offered by nature.
HERMANN-Spielwaren, now located in Coburg-Cortendorf / Germany, is one of the oldest still existing Teddybear companies worldwide. Founded 1920 in Neufang near Sonneberg / Thuringia the history goes back to the year 1913, when Max Hermann manufactrued his first Teddybear together with his brother Arthur and his sister Adelheid.
The company is famous for there extraordinary designs, there craftmanship, there exclusive small editions and that each bear, made in Coburg / Germany is a own personality. Each bear is made by highskilled longtime employees, many of them work over 10 years for HERMANN-Spielwaren.
Each wellknown teddybear book features the designs and also the Teddybear magacines are in close contact the the company for new styles. Des Chef-Designer is Ulla Hermann, granddaughter of the founder. Her Teddybears won famous Awards, like the TOBY Industry’s and Public’s Choice Award, the Golden Teddy Award or the TED worldwide Award.
Valuable collector’s item. This product is not a toy in the sence of the toy guideline (2009/48/EC Attachment I, 2 c + d). This product is intended only for adult collectors with an age of 14 years and over.