Founded by German immigrant Adolph Gund in Norwalk, Connecticut in 1898, GUND has been creating teddy bears and other soft toys ever since. Even in the early years, Gund established a tradition of innovative design. Adolph was responsible for several patented mechanisms that brought life to his creations.
During WWII, the company produced products promoting the purchase of War Bonds. The unique shape is an example of GUND's innovative 4 Circle design - a unique huggable shape with contrasting fabrics.
The company continued to expand throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Building upon their original line of products, GUND licensed many popular characters from Holl»wood studios.
What's your 'Gund' worth? Here are some recently sold items (USA):