Brian by Stier Bears is a wonderful humpbacked ted, firmly stuffed and fully-jointed. He has shiny black button eyes, and a black-embroidered nose and mouth. His shaved muzzle is made of tipped brown alpaca, while the rest of him is black with a hint of brown tipping.
His pads are sueded beige, and he has a Stier Bears seam tag to his rear – or ‘tush’ as it’s called in America. Brian’s swing tag is crumpled and surface worn at the back, but his handwritten details inside are intact. This very handsome character is wearing his Amish-made, sturdy brown leather collar with brass studs.
Kathleen Wallace attended her fist bear show in 1982 and all 50 of her bears sold out. A professional seamstress, she made over 1000 bears, most of which were usually large-sized characters, with the tallest being an awesome 45 inches. She made both limited editions and one-of-a-kind, and exhibited worldwide in the United States, Australia, Japan and the UK. Her characters are highly-collectable and keenly sought-after.