Gulliver the Traveling Bear
Introducing Gulliver - His travels begin!

Gulliver, GBW's latest Traveling Teddy Bear was created especially for us, in a limited edition, by the Steiff Company in Giengen, Germany.


Gulliver was generously donated to GBW by Carol Savolaine, Beary Good Friends Den member.


He was introduced during the September 2015 Bill Boyd Memorial Teddy Bear Jubilee in Kansas City, Missouri.



This wonderful Traveling Teddy and all the bearafinalia he collects during his travels will be auctioned to raise money for GBW's bear bank.

Gulliver found a new home at the Philadelphia Doll and Teddy Bear Show, on May 6th, where he was auctioned. The winner is: Meg Barnhizer
Toledo, Ohio

Gulliver is in Toledo. He enjoyed meeting the third graders in Miss Creighton's class. The students loved hearing about Gulliver and GBW.

Toledo, Ohio
Cincinnati, Ohio

Elizaeth Balint, Project Manager for WSOS/GLC, Toledo, Ohio, requested 100 teddy bears to go to the Ukraine. Ms. Balint and Martin Nagey, Executive Director of the Arts Council Lake Erie West/ Common Space in Toledo and a member of GLC Advisory Board, were coordinators of the project. GBW Treasure Jan Troph's granddaughter, Jorja, with Gulliver and Martin Nagy, Director of the Center for the Arts where the mountains of donated clothing and shoes were sorted and packed for shipment to the Ukraine. Each box contained 3 Good Bears. Dozens of volunteers came to help pack the clothing, shoes and Good Bears that went to the Ukraine.

Gulliver was a guest at the Blue and Gold Cub Scout banquet in Cincinnati Ohio. He is pictured with Jan Troph's charming Grandson, Jakob.

Toledo, Ohio
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Gulliver has a journal and he collects signatures and bearmemorbilia along his journey.

Young Jorja signing Gulliver's journal.

The Disorderly Bear Den took Gulliver to a teddy bear and doll show in Fort Wayne, Indiana on March 26, 2017. They had a "bear-filled" fun time and especially enjoyed gathering at the booth of Bearos Ben and Beth Savino from Toledo, Ohio! In the picture are (L to R) Den members Marianne Lampel and Will Billings; Ben and Beth Savino, Den ChairBear, Phillis Huffer and Den member Barbara Vlasek.

James Dean Gallery
Toledo, Ohio

At the James Dean Gallery, Gulliver was excited to be allowed to sit on a motorcycle that was on display. He just sat there and dreamed about days gone by. This particular motorcycle was owned by a friend of James who came from California every year to a festival where they celebrated the actor. Townspeople said he "breezed in on that 'cycle, talked a lot and breezed out".

Gulliver (third bear from the left) was excited to be taken to the James Dean Gallery by Disorderly Bear Den members (L to R) Chairbear Phyllis Huffer, Rosie Blessing, Barbara Vlasek, David Wilson, Donna Gordon-Hearn and Chelli Wilson and their Boosters! That day, they also visited his gravesite and the farmhouse where he grew up.

Mama Bear, AKA Meg Barnhizer and Teddy Roosevelt - Tom Barnhizer holding Gulliver and two special Booster Bear friends!
We had a super, wonderful visit!

Coarsegold, California
Yosemite, California

Gulliver at the Tarantula Festival
in Coarsegold, California!

GBW’s International Vice-Chairperson, Bearo Marlene Thomas (holding Gulliver), is standing on the spot where Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir camped in Yosemite when they met to discuss preserving Yosemite Valley for the public forever.

Bryan, Ohio
Berne, Indiana

Best friend and brother in GBW Tedds Barnhizer on the left with Gulliver!

We had a blast at the Spangler Candy Company and they gave us free samples!

(Right) Gulliver helped Disorderly Den members, (center and right)Chelli Wilson and Rosie Blessing, to deliver big bagsof teddy bears to Sadi  (left) at the Chalet Village Nursing Home in Berne, Indiana.


Den member, Steve Redelman was at the home to recuperate from knee surgery and sponsored the event.


Each resident was excited to receive a small teddy bear!

Tampa, Florida
Palm Beach, FL

GBW Sponsor, Carol Miller, also known as the Teddy Bear Lady, poses with our traveling teddy, Gulliver, at the Bright Star Tampa Show.

Jane Woodward in Florida on the Intercoastal Waterway in Palm Beach! There goes my yacht!

Soaking up the ‘rays on Mission Beach. Can you see Gulliver’s tan line?

Gulliver had an exciting time visiting with Jane in Florida!
They traveled to several cities and saw some awesome places!

Lunch at the Breakers Resort. Yummmm!

At the amazing Flagler Museum.
WOW I loved the trains!

San Diego, CA

Gulliver traveled with Chairbear, Barbara Mattice and GBW’s Vice Chairperson for Dens, Marlene Thomas, members of the Mountain Bear Fan Club, to the amazing USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California!

Anchors away me boys! Batten down the hatches, full speed ahead!

Good Bears of the World
Terrie Stong, Executive Director
P.O. Box 13097 Toledo, Ohio 43613 USA
Phone: (419) 531-5365 or (419) 344-2322

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