Michael Park COLLECTIBLES Hand carved, 9" Jointed Wooden Teddy Bears .. unique, original, genuine woodcarvings created in our vintage Pennsylvania woodshop, each signed by master woodcarver Michael Park. Browse and select from our Civil War, Seasonal, Professional, Military, Sports, and Miscellaneous themes.

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The Park Bear's Story ..
The Park Bears are a family tradition that goes back three generations. Designed by Master Woodcarver Don Park in 1985, these delightful creations have brought joy to those Collectors who have made them part of their collections.

Mr. ParksWith the manufacturing facilities being just 30 miles from Gettysburg, PA, it was only fitting that the first line designed was the Civil War series. Local shops interested in a high-end souvenir collectible, contacted Mr. Park, a well-known local woodcarver to create just such a line. Hand carved in Basswood and featuring poseable, jointed arms and legs, the results were 11 different “little soldiers” standing 9" tall and dressed in North and South Civil War garb…and the Park Bears were born!

Over the next 20 years, many other styles including sports, seasonal, and holiday bears were designed under the skillful knives of Mr. Park. His reputation for quality, genuine, jointed wooden teddy bears became known nationwide. Many shops specializing in unique gifts found the bears to be a welcome addition to their stores. And then in 1994, QVC came calling!

MR. ParksWith over 400 Entrepreneurs vying for the title of Best of Pennsylvania, Don’s bears were chosen as First Runner Up. His Santa Bear sold 3000 units in just 12 minuets! Astonishing! In order to keep up with the demanding production schedule, his son Michael, now a partner in the business, learned to carve the bear designs, now totaling over 60! Don’s wife, Del, their eldest daughter and three of their grandchildren also were “drafted” to help in the production. Their relationship with QVC lasted for over 3 years.

In 1999, with 40,000 bears under his belt, an exhusted Don Park retired and the Park Bear line with him. In 2004, Michael, now a reputable woodcarver who specializes in dogs, decided that it was time to bring the bears out of hibernation. His son, Christopher, an aspiring woodcarver, now studies under his father and grandfather’s watchful eye, proving with every bear carved that woodcarving definitely runs in the Park genes! Now three generations later and boasting over 80 different styles available, the Park Bears will once again be a great addition to Collectors everywhere!

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