Masquerade Bear nets nearly $2,800 for Make-A-Wish Vermont

Bidding in an online auction of a unique Vermont Teddy Bear Valentine’s bear topped out at $4,050 last week, netting $2,775 for Make-A-Wish Vermont, according to the bear manufacturer.

That’s the remainder after the company deducts its production costs for the special high-end bear, explained Bear Brand Manager Abigail Temeles.

This was the third year the Shelburne teddy bear maker crafted an original bear to raise funds for the non profit organization that fulfills special requests by children suffering from serious illnesses.

The One-of-a-Kind Masquerade Bear was hand-stitched with materials that included Victorian silk ball gown, 24K gold-plated Czech beads and Swarovski crystals. Its value was estimated at $2,500 ahead of the 10-day auction online.

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