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Introductions and Our own QE2 Stories => Passenger & Enthusiast Memories => Topic started by: Waverley on Feb 03, 2009, 05:14 PM

Title: QE2 bears
Post by: Waverley on Feb 03, 2009, 05:14 PM
Just curious but did anyone else buy one of these big bears in the QE2 shop or am I the only one? Actually I bought two!!!
Title: Re: Qe2 bears
Post by: Andy F on Feb 03, 2009, 08:55 PM
Er, umm yeah, kinda well yes actually (or rather my significant other, aka Wife did)!
Title: Re: Qe2 bears
Post by: QE2_MATTHEW on Feb 03, 2009, 09:29 PM
andy can i ask what your wifes name is?

not Karen by any chance. I met a couple on a cruise. andy and karen... thats all
Title: Re: Qe2 bears
Post by: Andy F on Feb 04, 2009, 12:05 AM
Not that I'm aware Matt no!  Actually, she is called Ann-Marie but you would certainly have remembered had you met us lol!
Title: Re: Qe2 bears
Post by: Pia on Feb 04, 2009, 01:07 AM
Why is that, Andy??  ;D
Title: Re: Qe2 bears
Post by: Andy F on Feb 04, 2009, 02:19 AM
Well for one, she'd be carrying a rather large bear lol! 
Title: Re: Qe2 bears
Post by: Chris Frame on Feb 04, 2009, 04:16 AM
I bought a little one for my Mum (aren't I nice).

She called it Samuel ;)
Title: Re: Qe2 bears
Post by: Andy F on Feb 04, 2009, 09:55 PM
ER, ok then Chris given you've come clean then I suppose I should also but this isn't gonna do my forum cred any good whatsoever (not that it was very high beforehand)! The Big Fella is called Thomas while the smaller one is 'Perkins' (should be the other way around by rights).  They are joined by another small one from QM2 by the name of...yes, you guessed it, Samuel also (well, not Samuel Also cos that would be plain daft, but rather another Samuel).

I can't believe I'm telling you this but nothing to do with me, I just buy 'em!
Title: Re: Qe2 bears
Post by: Chris Frame on Feb 05, 2009, 12:14 AM
lol  :)
Title: Re: Qe2 bears
Post by: Kindlychap on Feb 27, 2009, 02:56 AM
Buying bears? What about your old friend at home? Doesn't he come with you?

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i309/Kindlychap/SirBluey.jpg)

Matthew
Title: Re: Qe2 bears
Post by: cunardqueen on Feb 27, 2009, 06:47 PM
Does the doorstop QE2 bears count, these were for sale away back in the 80s, never thinking l would back l splashed out and bought 2 QE2 ones and a Harrods one, and thanks to a very good sales assistant. He gave  discounts which lasted a few years ;)
 Now if only l could find a blessed way of posting photos
Title: Re: Qe2 bears
Post by: hollihedge on Feb 27, 2009, 07:51 PM
Your bear looks most resplendent in his DJ Matthew!
Title: Re: Qe2 bears
Post by: Andy F on Feb 27, 2009, 07:53 PM
Indeed he does.  What's his name Matthew?
Title: Re: Qe2 bears
Post by: Kindlychap on Feb 27, 2009, 08:24 PM
Indeed he does.  What's his name Matthew?

Bluey. He's a (very) old friend....

Matthew
Title: Re: Qe2 bears
Post by: Twynkle on Feb 27, 2009, 10:09 PM
Hi Matthew -
Really hope that you won't mind my asking...
 'Is that a silver 'white star' butter dish on the table?'
I think I have a (good) 'thing' about them - spent much time taking photos of them - even!

 
Title: Re: QE2 bears
Post by: Kindlychap on Mar 01, 2009, 08:55 PM
Hi Matthew -
Really hope that you won't mind my asking...
 'Is that a silver 'white star' butter dish on the table?'
I think I have a (good) 'thing' about them - spent much time taking photos of them - even!

If you are referring to the butter dish on the table behind Bluey, it is an everyday QG one. I can't recall if it was specially marked. Most silverware, if not all, wasn't.

Matthew
Title: Re: QE2 bears
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Mar 30, 2014, 10:45 AM
Reading this topic, reminded me of my last trip on Queen Victoria, when one of the passengers had organised a Teddy Bear event. Apparently she done this on every cruise and had been surprised at how many passengers brought their teddies on a cruise with them.  Needless to say many of the teddies were from QE2. So next time you are onboard a Cunard ship look out in the Daily Programme for a Teddy Bear meet up. 
Title: Re: QE2 bears
Post by: June Ingram on Mar 31, 2014, 06:12 PM
I think the bears were and are a marvelous idea !
Title: Re: QE2 bears
Post by: June Ingram on Feb 27, 2019, 01:39 AM
Does anyone know how many different styles of bears were available on QE2 throughout her career ?   :)
Title: Re: QE2 bears
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Feb 27, 2019, 07:46 PM
I have a few QE2 Bears

Here is a pictures of an adorable QE2 Bear with his friend Queen Victoria Bear.
Title: Re: QE2 bears
Post by: cunardqueen on Feb 27, 2019, 07:50 PM
Oh QE2 has quite a few bears over the years , I bought my very first bear onboard in June 86
The little blue one in the bottom photo, ironically the last bear l bought is beside him.

There was a bear l recall years ago worked onboard, but lm not sure if that counts...
There are some other bears but they are in hibernation at the moment.
Title: Re: QE2 bears
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Feb 27, 2019, 09:33 PM
The crew
Title: Re: QE2 bears
Post by: pete cain on Feb 28, 2019, 03:45 PM
Sorry I don't know about QE2 bears, & I'm not advertising on behalf of Ebay but , here's one  allegedly QE2 bear for sale  https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CUNARD-QUEEN-ELIZABETH-2-QE2-COLLECTABLE-BEAR-10-INCHES-WITH-TAG/352588409393?hash=item5217e82a31:g:fsAAAOSwhexcSKoI:rk:4:pf:1   what is it they say buyer beware?
Title: Re: QE2 bears
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Feb 28, 2019, 04:07 PM
Awe lovely QE2 Bear

I also have a couple of Posh Paws Bears.

Title: Re: QE2 bears
Post by: June Ingram on Feb 28, 2019, 04:36 PM
These are great bears !  Thanks very much for posting their photos !   :)
Title: Re: QE2 bears
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Oct 05, 2020, 10:55 PM
I found a whole chest of them, huddled together!

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3103/3118362589_b74231fe96_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/5Kyqye)
QE2 teddy bears (https://flic.kr/p/5Kyqye)

In summer, they sat at the window and looked out -- but once it had got colder, they found warmth in that chest, and in each other's company!