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Happy Halloween from Lucy Bear 1980s

Lucy Rigg 1989
Hope your Halloween is frightfully delightful!

 LUCY and COMPANY
Current, Inc. copyright Lucy Rigg








yes, I'm a genX~er and yes, I remember receiving and giving Lucy Bear cards.  I loved her whimsical illustrations so much that in 1989 I bought a Lucy Bear baby book for my first daughter...which I still have and it's stuffed to the gills and actually filled out... like I said she's my FIRST daughter...I would show you but that would involve moving a tv to get to her hope chest...so maybe another day:)
Lucy Rigg is a Seattle artist, 
 in the 70s she handmade dough figures she called "Rigglets" 
and sold them in Seattle street markets. 
gotta. love. that. 
a trademark search shows this description of
 Rigglets
 "Small Decorative Objects-Namely,
 Small Figures of Bears and People Made Out of Baker's Clay 
(Salt, Flour, and Water). 
 Filing Date November 9, 1979"

According to the Saint Louis Post Dispatch
 July 30 1990,in an article titled
 "Home is Where the Business is" written when
Lucy was, "in town to autograph bears at two of the St.Louis shops that carry her wares, Filigree's and Cordially Yours."
Lucy began drawing bears in 1969
" Rigg drew her first teddy bears 21 years ago, 
when she was pregnant...an interior decorator,  married..."
 the article describes her as a "lanky Seattle artist (who) presides over a veritable empire of bearobilia, under the labels Lucy & Me and Lucy & Company."


1981 Lucy and Me Enesco

1981 dish with handle, bears decorate the inside as well

by 1979 Lucy was designing figurines for Ensco and within the first year changed the mark on the figurines from "Rigglets" to "Lucy and Me" -the name of her company.
between 1979 and 1998 over 1000 figurines, mugs, bells, banks, plush bears and more were designed. 
Lucy also designed products for CR Gibson, Frances Meyer, Current Inc. and It Takes Two.
1979 Enesco Vase with bunny

lucy and me 1979 Lucy Rigg Licensee Enesco Imports
backside of vase shows decorated egg
Lucy and Me 
 shows five trademark entries detailing all types of products. excerpts as follow:
(REGISTRANT) LUCY RIGG & CO. CORPORATION WASHINGTON

  "BELLS; TIN RECIPE BOXES, TIN BOXES, TIN BASKETS, TIN COOKIE BOXES, ALL SOLD EMPTY. FIRST USE: 1979... FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 1980 Filing Date February 22, 1988"

" MUSIC BOX TOYS. FIRST USE: 1980 FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 1980

 Filing Date February 22, 1988"

"CANDY JARS, CANDY DISHES, UTENSIL RESTS, SUGAR BOWL AND CREAMER SETS, CUP AND SAUCER SETS, INFANT DISH SETS INCLUDING SECTIONED PLATE, BOWL AND MUG, AND FLOWER VASES, SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS, COLLECTOR PLATES, PORCELAIN BOXES, PORCELAIN FIGURINES, CERAMIC MUGS, DECORATIVE WOOD BOXES, WOOD JEWELRY BOXES, TEA POTS, BOWLS, DISHES, TEA SETS INCLUDING CUPS, TEA POT, SUGAR BOWL, CREAMER AND SPOONS, CERAMIC COOKIE JARS; PORCELAIN VASES; AND PORCELAIN AND GLASS CANDLE HOLDERS AND CANDLES SOLD AS A UNIT AND TIN LUNCH BOXES. FIRST USE: 1979 FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 1980 Filing Date August 6, 1987"

"  PLASTIC FIGURINES, PLASTIC ORNAMENTS FOR DECORATIVE USE, PORCELAIN ORNAMENTS FOR DECORATIVE USE, TIN ORNAMENTS FOR DECORATIVE USE, PORCELAIN WALL PLAQUES, WOOD WALL PLAQUES, CERAMIC PICTURE FRAMES, PLASTIC PICTURE FRAMES, FABRIC PILLOWS, NOVELTY ITEMS, NAMELY, SNOW DOMES, CERAMIC WALL HOOKS, DOLL DISPLAY SHELVES. FIRST USE: 1979. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 1980 Filing Date August 6, 1987"

 DOLLS, PLUSH ANIMALS, FABRIC CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS, FABRIC CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENTS, TOY BANKS, AND PORCELAIN AND PLASTIC CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENTS. FIRST USE: 1980. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 1980 Filing Date August 6, 1987"


Nov 1981 Ad, Eugene Register "the largest selection of Lucy Rigg Tins"




















Brunch with the Bears  "You're invited to the premiere appearance of the costumed larger-than-life ENESCO Lucy & Me Bear ....meet these big and beary cute teddies and see the newest additions to the original Lucy & Me  gift collection too.  It'll be a honey of a bear affair..." 1986 Eugene Register Guard

 "It's A Lucy & Me Bear Affair!  You're Invited to meet with Lucy Rigg, creator of the lovable Lucy & Me collection.  Lucy will be signing figurines and answering questions about the collection and you'll have a chance to see the newest additions to the line" ad 1993 The Day


awhile ago I was junkin in Seattle with mom and 
 I was able to score a treasure 
stashed away since the 80's
 ..... personally signed Lucy Rigg prints!
Christmas 1983 signed by Lucy Rigg

1983 signed by Lucy Rigg


Teddy Bear Picnic signed by Lucy Rigg 1983

 ''And luck,'' Lucy Rigg added quickly. ''I've had a lot of luck.''
1990 St. Lois Post
so did I finding these!
would you believe I dug these out of the bottom of a junk bin?!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/vintagerecycling
sources:
St. Louis Post July 30, 1990
US Patent and Trademark Office
The Day 1993
If you collect Lucy Bear you really should check out this site  http://www.lucybears.com


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Happy and Safe Halloween!

3 comments:

  1. Great post! I learned even more about Lucy reading your post and I loved seeing the old advertisements. Thanks for mentioning my website. I have always loved Lucy's artwork and it's so much fun finding others who enjoy it as well.

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    1. yay! so glad you found the post:) I love your site!
      And I learned more about Lucy from you as well:) thank you for the kind comments! all the best~jen vintagerecycling

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  2. Anonymous7/08/2017

    Hi. I love her work too. What do u think the value of the signed Teddy picnic piece is?

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