Teddy Bear Appraiser


Industry Honor

Ken Yenke


Strongsville, Ohio, August 9, 2008

Local teddy bear appraiser and expert Ken Yenke received the Theodore Society Ambassador Award sponsored by Jones Publishing, Inc. The award was presented at the Doll & Teddy Bear EXPO in Washington, D.C. on August 8, 2008.

The Ambassador Award recognizes a person for work and accomplishments on behalf of the teddy bear. The Theodore Society is an organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the teddy bear.

Ken Yenke’s expertise and consistent promotion of the teddy bear made him an obvious choice for the Theodore Society Ambassador Award. We’re thrilled to have him join the ranks of the other bear-industry luminaries who have garnered the award over the past five years,” says Teddy Bear Review publisher Sarah Gloystein Peterson.  

Ken is the author of three books, and also writes the “Teddies Reviewed” column in Teddy Bear Review magazine, where people send in pictures of their bears for him to identify and appraise.

He gives teddy bear seminars, appraises vintage bears at several leading teddy bear shows and is the curator of the new Toy Museum at the Chelsea Teddy Bear Company in Chelsea, Michigan.

Congratulations Ken! From Bright Star Promotions, Inc., Bears&Buds Webzine, the teddy bear artists, collectors and associates!

About Jones Publishing, Inc.
Jones Publishing Inc, was founded in 1986. Today, the company boasts six leading craft and collector publications—DOLLS, Teddy Bear Review, Doll Crafter & Costuming, Fired Arts, Fired Crafts and The Crafts Report. The company sponsors annual competitions to promote and honor the best of collectibles in their respective industries including the DOLLS Awards of Excellence and Golden Teddy Awards including the annual Theodore Society Ambassador Award.