Other Bits and Pieces

There is surprisingly little original Peggy Fortnum illustrated merchandise prior to 2015. The successful StudioCanal Paddington bear films have increased interest in Paddington and Fortnum’s illustrations are now being used on a wide variety of items including calendars, fabrics and wallpaper. However, earlier Paddington bear merchandise was mainly adapted from designs based on: the Film Fair animated TV series, the Gabrielle design for Paddington ‘Teddy’ bears, and the work of other Paddington bear illustrators which was more targeted at an even younger audience.

Four limited edition prints were sold in aid of a charity in 1997

Royal Mail issued a first class stamp and ‘smilers’ in 2006

Collins produced a print of the ‘More About Paddington’ cover illustration 

Collins badge advertising the Paddington bear books (undated)

Royal Mail ‘smilers’ sheet

from 2006

Printed card used by both Peggy Fortnum and Michael Bond

Paddington bear illustration used on Bernards Cribbins’ song records

Paddington bear coloured illustration used on David Davis’ read recordings