First edition Paddington book to go on Ebay

Do you think it’s nice having a bear around the house, or do you always keep an emergency marmalade sandwich under your hat?First Edition 'A Bear called Paddington' book to be sold on Ebay by Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice

If so, you could be the perfect owner for a unique and original piece of Paddington history that Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice is selling in its Ebay auction this Thursday.

The First Edition Collins First Reprint 1959 of ‘A bear called Paddington’ by Michael Bond will be put up for auction on Bluebell Wood’s Ebay site this Thursday, 8 February at 9pm.

The book tells the story of the endearing but trouble-prone bear from darkest Peru. The Browns first meet Paddington on a railway platform in London. He is sitting on a battered suitcase, wearing an odd-looking hat and a sign around his neck that reads, “Please look after this bear. Thank you.” And that is just what they do, unaware that home will never be the same once Paddington becomes a member of the family. For an earnest, gentle, and well-meaning bear, poor Paddington has an absolute talent for getting into trouble.

Bluebell Wood auctions First Edition Paddington book on EbayDonated by a well-wisher at Bluebell Wood’s Wombwell shop, this book will help to raise valuable funds for the charity that supports children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions.

Sue Brown, Ebay Sales Administrator, Bluebell Wood said: “For anyone who loves Paddington, this is a rare chance to own an original piece of his history. We’re delighted that someone thought of us when the time came to give it away, and we really hope people will bid generously on Thursday, as every penny will really make a difference to our families.”

Bidding on the book starts at 9pm on Thursday at

If you have any hidden treasures tucked away in your loft, why not call 01909 517360 to donate them, and help Bluebell Wood to be there for families when they need them most.

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