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The Circus Came to Town.....(in August, 2001)


Back in 2001 a group of talented artists planned and administered a Really Great coordinated Auction on eBay.  When it was completed, many lucky winners had several wonderful new mini friends.  This promotion was called the Circus Parade.   Twenty-five talented Teddy Bear Artists crafted some exceptional, marvelously unique bears and other Circus performers for a special Circus Parade.  This week-long event offered many temptations for all of us Mini Teddy collectors.  I was the lucky winner of five auctions.   I have put together a composite of my precious little collectibles and want to share them with you:


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(left to right) The RingMaster by Randy Martin, Toledo, OH
Parade Leader Elephant and handler, Mrs. Jumbo and Sameera by MJ Sichak from New Jersey;
The Lovely Assistant by Nancy McNally from New York;
Hui the Panda by Sheila Yates-Vuu who lives in Lincoln, Nebraska;
and The Strongman by Randy Martin, Toledo, OH


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"Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls...Direct your attention to the spotlight in the Center Ring where the Ring Master is about to announce the opening acts for........
The Greatest Show on Earth .....

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.....and look, here come the clowns....."

I also had many favorites that I didn't win and I have displayed*** some of those pictures to share with you as well:

Many of these Artists have Web Sites where you can see their latest creations.  Several have no web page site, but I have given you their eBay "About Me" page or the URL of their eBay Seller page so you can check to see if they have any auction items available.   I have given you a way to contact them so you can see their artistry for yourself.  Enjoy!



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Runaway Clown Bear
by Carrie Rice
Mukilteo, WA

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Lisa the Circus Performer
by Brigitta Hausdorf
Britt Bears
Cologne Germany
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Little Clown
by April Dawn Miller
Love Bears All Things
Oklahoma City, OK

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Tight Rope Act
by Laura Unrau
Bear All
British Columbia, Canada



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Cannonball Sam
by Nancy McNally
CubCakes   (eBay About Me Pg)
New York


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Lion Tamer
by Nancy McNally
CubCakes  (eBay About Me Pg)
New York
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Caramel Clown
by Nancy McNally
CubCakes  (eBay About Me Pg)
New York


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Ping-Ping & Ling-Ling
Colorful Clown Pandas
by Sheila Yates-Vuu
Wee Creations by Sheila
Lincoln, Nebraska



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Clown Penguin
by Randy Martin
Brother's Bears ™
Toledo, Ohio
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Bruno the bear cub
by MJ Sichak
Just Another M J Bear
New Jersey


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Mini Bear and Tonka the Elephant
by Bernadette Sullivan
Bernie Bears (eBay Pg Link)
New York



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Clown Bear and Cecil the Seal
by Bernadette Sullivan
Bernie Bears (eBay Pg Link)
New York

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Pea-Nutz the elephant
by Shawna Lytle
Bay City, Michigan



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Painted face mini clown
and His Invisible Dog
by Bonnie Stafford
Danielynne Bears
Ontario, Canada

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Giraffe and Rider
by Cherl Sperl
Little Bits and Bears
Bakersfield, CA
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Magnetic Clown
by Stacey Alvarado
Her Bears are only sold through E-bay
Seattle WA

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Multilegged Freak
by Stacey Alvarado
Her Bears are only sold through E-bay
Seattle, WA



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Mini Panda Clown
by Bernadette Sullivan
Bernie Bears (eBay Pg Link)
New York


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Baby Gertie and Chimp Pal
by Ann Cruzen
beedznbears (eBay Pg Link)
Portland, OR

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Lead White Pony
by Rhonda-Lynne Lanctot
Lanctot's Loveables Teddy Bears
Peace River, Alberta, Canada



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Charlotte and Her Cheetah
by Cindy Nettleton
Nettleton Bears
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA


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Trapeze artist and Dancing Bear
by Jen Townsend
Bilston Creek Bears
Victoria, Canada
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Juggling Clown
by Jennifer Hoover
Daisy Bears
Hamilton, ON, Canada
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Fifi the Wonderdog
by Heather Main
Mainly Bears
Langley, BC, Canada

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Miniature No-No Lion
by Bonnie Stafford
Danielynne Bears
Ontario, Canada


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1-7/8" Mini Panda
by Marjorie Engelhardt
Bearmini Bears
Linwood, MI

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Ms. Kaety, the Westie
by Shawna Lytle
Bay City, Michigan



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Mini Balancing Mouse
by Mindi Koudelka
New Haven CT



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Boober the Circus Bear
by Tina Werner
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Brantford, ONT., Canada


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Coco The Clown & his Dog Jake and Harriet, the Knife Throwers Assistant
by Vikki Bennett-Smith
(eBay Pg Link)
United Kingdom
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Bear and bareback Rider
by Pattie Angel
(eBay Pg Link)
Tacoma, WA



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The Circus Snack Stand
by Nancy McNally
CubCakes  (eBay About Me Pg)
New York


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Rare White Possum
by Christine Panzarella
Heartfelt Teddies
Buena Park, CA


Okay, I admit I LOVED them all--there were even more items than I have pictured, but I showed at least one item from each of the 25 artists.  Every Artist showed imagination and a sense of fun in what she or he created.  Each and every interpretation was fabulous and I am so glad I got the chance to see them and to participate in this event


***Note:  I am able to have these pictures displayed on my page thanks to the generosity of each individual artist.  I was given specific permission for their use on this page, but please read the following statement putting forth the copy rights of the Artists: 


The ownership of each picture remains the property of the Artist under copyright.  I further request that you not copy any of these pictures for individual use, without receiving written permission of the Artist/owner, who you may contact by using the links below their pictures.   The same request is made with regard to the Circus Parade Graphic which was designed by Stacey Alvarado.



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