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Rupert Bear - Collectable Figurines for Christmas Gifts

Updated on December 11, 2015
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I love collecting things, especially figurines, which makes my home look interesting but somewhat cluttered, depending on your viewpoint.

Meet Rupert Bear (also known as Rupert the Bear)! These valuable figurines would make lovely gifts

I fell in love with Rupert and the Rupert Bear characters when I was but a girl in ankle socks.

Rupert the Bear - Beswick Figurine

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In case you are wondering "who is Rupert the Bear?"

There was a series of Rupert Cartoons in the Daily Express which started on November 8th 1920 and was so popular that it lasted for years, and spawned Rupert Annuals, Rupert figurines, Rupert the Bear books, Rupert teddy bears and even a Rupert the Bear song. There is even a Rupert Bear Museum.

The Beswick Rupert and his Friends series is a very collectable set of Rupert figurines, made of finely crafted delicately painted china, and there is a good market for them.

Vintage Rupert annuals are also very collectable, and some of the earlier ones are quite rare, and fetch high prices on the open market.

I am selling a few Rupert Bear items on this page. They would make lovely presents for children and adults alike.

Rupert Bear and Paddington Bear must be the most famous and popular talking teddy bears of all time.

Timeless fashion:

Rupert the Bear's clothes haven't changed in ninety years, and, if you mention "Rupert Bear trousers", or a "Rupert Bear scarf", everyone over the age of 40 remembers those yellow checked trousers and scarf and the red top, which Rupert wore, rain or shine.

About Me - Rupert Bear Figurine Collector

Diana Grant, That's Me!

Known variously as Diana Grant and Glorious Confusion and even Glorious Diana ('cos I am).

I used to read Rupert bear annuals and Rupert Bear comic strips, but it was only many years later that I discovered there was a whole series of Beswick figurines called Rupert and his Friends. Then I discovered I could get them on E-Bay and through other sources, and so my collection of Rupert and his Friends came into being.


Where did I Get My First Rupert Bear Character?

From eBay of course!

I was really looking at something else on eBay, and you know how it is, one thing leads to another when you're surfing, and I was mesmerized by these little figurines, all looking exactly how I remembered them in the stories.

I just had to buy old Rupert Bear.

So I did my homework and looked up several, until I found the going rate (which was somewhat less than buying a new one). And that's how I became hooked on buying Beswick figurines from eBay to make my collection - all fairly recent really.

However, in the course of down-sizing my home in preparation for retirement, space was at a premium, and now I haven't really got anywhere to display my collection to their advantage.

I Love the Beswick "Rupert Bear and His Friends" Series

They are full of character, and just like the drawings in the annuals and comic strips

Rupert the Bear

Rupert the Bear

1980-86

Details:

Designer: Harry Sales

4.15", 10.8 cm

Beswick No 2694

Good as New

You can buy this Beswick Rupert Bear and his Friends Series "Rupert the Bear" figurine from me

£225 + Postage £2.99 in UK - Buy now via Paypal

or

contact me via my bio for any questions or if you want to buy from outside the UK

Rupert Bear - Beswick Figurine

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Rupert Bear

1998 Limited Edition of 1,920


Details:

No. 753 of 1,920

Modeller: Martyn Alcock

5.75", 14.6 cm

Commissioned by Lawleys by Post

Beswick No. -

Good - as new

You can buy this Beswick Rupert Bear and his Friends Series "Rupert Bear" figurine from me

£65 + Postage £2.99 in UK, £3.50 to Europe. £5.75 worldwide -

Buy via Paypal by contacting me via my bio for any questions or if you want to buy from outside the UK

Rupert With Satchel - Beswick Figurine

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Rupert With Satchel

2000 Limited Edition of 2,000



Details:

No. 422 of 2,000

Modeller: Martyn Alcock

5", 12.7 cm

Commissioned by Doulton-Direct

Beswick No. 4002

Good as new

You can buy this Beswick Rupert Bear and his Friends Series "Rupert With Satchel" figurine from me

£175 + Postage £2.99 in UK, £3.50 to Europe. £5.75 worldwide -

You can Buy now via Paypal if you contact me via my bio for any questions or if you want to buy from outside the UK

Bill Badger

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Rupert's Friends - Algy Pug, Bill Badger and Pong Ping

Rupert Has Lots of Little Friends


I think my favourite is Bill Badger. Isn't he fine?

Details:

Style One 1981-86

Designer: Harry Sales

Height 2.75", 7.0 cm

Beswick No 2720

Condition - Good, as new

You can buy this Beswick Rupert Bear and his Friends Series "Bill Badger" figurine from me

£250 + Postage £2.99 in UK, £3.50 to Europe. £5.75 worldwide -

Buy using Paypal by contacting me via my bio for any questions or if you want to buy from outside the UK

Pong Ping

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These are Rupert Bear's Other Friends

Pong Ping and Algy Pug

I have a lot of time for Ping Pong - I always liked him in the Rupert stories.

Details:

1981-86

Designer: Harry Sales

4.15", 10.8 cm

Beswick No 2694

Good Condition

You can buy this Beswick Rupert Bear and his Friends Series "Pong Ping" figurine from me

£200 + Postage £2.99 in UK, £3.50 to Europe.£5.75 worldwide -

Buy using Paypal by contacting me via my bio for any questions or if you want to buy from outside the UK

Algy Pug

I bought Algy for my collection because he is part of the Beswick "Rupert and his Friends" collection, but he is by no means my favourite. In fact I think he is rather ugly.

Details:

1981-86

Designer: Harry Sales

4", 10.1 cm

Beswick No 2694

Condition: Good, as new

You can buy this Beswick Rupert Bear and his Friends Series "Algy Pug" figurine from me

£200 + Postage £2.99 in UK, £3.50 to Europe.£5.75 worldwide -

Buy using Paypal by contacting me via my bio for any questions or if you want to buy from outside the UK

More Photos of Rupert Bear, Algy, Bill Badger and Pong Ping Beswick Figurines - Just to remind you who they are

Click thumbnail to view full-size
RupertRupert with SatchelRupert with Satchel - Rear viewAlgy Pug close-up.......isn't he hideous?Bill Badger - I Love hime!Pong Ping - He's Chinese you know!Rupert
Rupert
Rupert
Rupert with Satchel
Rupert with Satchel
Rupert with Satchel - Rear view
Rupert with Satchel - Rear view
Algy Pug close-up.......isn't he hideous?
Algy Pug close-up.......isn't he hideous?
Bill Badger - I Love hime!
Bill Badger - I Love hime!
Pong Ping - He's Chinese you know!
Pong Ping - He's Chinese you know!
Rupert
Rupert

A lovely present: Rupert and Friends Toys - Not so breakable as the Ceramic figurines

Rupert and Friends Set of 5 Figures Playset
Rupert and Friends Set of 5 Figures Playset

Children would love this adorable set of soft toys - Hours of play - and little ones could even learn to count using this set of Rupert and his Friends cuddly toys

 

Vintage Rupert Annual 1958

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And Here is my Rupert Annual 1958

It's not in the best of condition

A very old 1958 Rupert Annual, noticeably used by its owner, but clean - Not good condition - spine torn and part missing,

In case you are interested in buying it, here is more detailed information:

The Boards are clean but torn in one place, and the inside cover has come away from spine, so the interior is loose; there is the owner's name and scribbles and writing on the contents page and title page and back page and on some puzzle pages, the back page has been torn out; some scribbles or defacing on several internal pages, including 1 page with a bit cut out and another with a bit torn out

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Contents of my Rupert Annual 1958

Rupert and the Water-Lily

Rupert's Paper Frog

Rupert's Name Puzzle

Rupert and the New Bonnet

Rupert's Flower Game and Puzzle

Rupert's Matchbox Sledge

Rupert and the Ice-Flowers

Rupert's Stamp Puzzle

Rupert and the Spring Adventure

Rupert's Paper Water-Lily

Rupert's Frog Race

Rupert and the Train Journey

Rupert's £200 Colouring Contest

Solutions to Puzzles

You can buy this Rupert 1958 Annual from me for £25

Please add £2.99 for post and packing for UK, £3.50 to Europe. £5.75 worldwide

If you are interested in buying my 1958 Rupert Annual and have any questions, or would like to see other Annuals, Contact me on

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Another Rupert Annual

Rupert Annual - Another Suitable Gift for Children

Classic Rupert Annual 2013
Classic Rupert Annual 2013

Every generation of children loves Rupert the Bear and his friends. The pictures are delightful, and the stories enjoyable, featuring the old Rupert characters - Rupert Bear, Algy Pug, Bill Badger and Pong Ping.

This would be a very popular Christmas present for any child who likes reading comic books.

 

Take This Poll - Which of Rupert and Friends is your favorite? - Rupert, Algy Pup, Bill Badger or Pong Ping

Which Rupert and Friends Figurine do you like best?

See results

I'm torn between Rupert and Bill Badger.

How About You?

This is a Bear Called Paddington Bear - He comes from another famous Teddy Bear story

Paddington Bear 10"
Paddington Bear 10"

Children love this Paddington Bear Teddy, especially if they know the Padington Bear stories and have a Paddington Bear annual or two

 

If I were a teddy bear collector, I would consider this cuddly Padington Bear toy a must-have, and give it pride of place on my bed

As it transpires, I do not collect teddy bear toys, and I would definitely not put any toys - Rupert the Bear or Paddington Bear on my bed,

But I would certainly love it for a Grandchild

Rupert Bear on YouTube - the Rupert the Bear song, sung by Jackie Lee

A Rupert cartoon, one of a series of English cartoons

Please say Hallo - it's always good to see who has visited. I love hearing from people all over the world!

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Have Your Say on My Guest Book - Did You Read Rupert Bear or Paddington Bear?

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    • BuckHawkcenter profile image

      BuckHawkcenter 6 years ago

      I had never heard of Rubert Bear before. This is really sweet and now I have to go check out his stories!

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      Wednesday-Elf 6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      This delightful review of Rupert Bear, his stories and figurines, is my first introduction to him. Having the word 'bear' in the title of this story drew me in to learn more :). Fascinating!

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      Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      I used to love Rupert Bear, and growing up in the 1950s too I had the annuals, loved the cartoons, and also loved watching Rupert on tv. It's nice to see Rupert making a comeback.

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      costumesngifts 6 years ago

      Rupert Bear! He brings so much fond memories! Thank you for this great walk back to memory lane

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      Mary Norton 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This is my first intro to Rupert and I just love him.

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      clairepac 6 years ago

      I have a rupert bear garden figure with a number stamped on him, he seems a really old bear and i am trying to find out some information about him.

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      goldenrulecomics 5 years ago

      My wife loves Rupert, and we have indeed visited the Rupert Museum! Nice lens!

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Love your Rupert the Bear page!

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      chas65 4 years ago

      People love bears, any shape or size. These are really cute.

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 4 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Oh I love Rupert Bear! And I also love Paddington Bear ... a real favorite when I was young!

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      Sandy Mertens 4 years ago from Wisconsin

      Rupert is so cute. Lovely lens.

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      happynutritionist 4 years ago

      How very cute these are, I remember Paddington, but am not quite as familiar with Ruppert. Thanks for introducing me in such a beautiful way!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      So cute! I love Bill Badger.

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      Angela F 3 years ago from Seattle, WA

      I've never seen Ruppert before. Thanks for the introduction :)

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 3 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      I'm familiar with Paddington Bear, but not of Rupert. He sure looks cute!

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      Virginia Allain 3 years ago from Central Florida

      Somehow I missed Rupert Bear. Maybe my public library didn't have them when I was a child.

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      Lorelei Cohen 3 years ago from Canada

      Gosh but I am dating myself because I also remember Rupert the bear. Happy Valentine's day.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Such a cute page! loved it

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