VINTAGE RUPERT BEAR PLAQUE

rupert bear plaqueThis vintage Rupert Bear plaque is made of stamped copper and it is solid.  This retro plaque depicts a reprint of a 1930s Dutch strip from the Algemeen Handelsblad newspaper.

The strip is titled "Bruintje Beer keert met zijn vriendjes huiswaarts", or "Rupert Bear Returns Home with His Friends". Having spent time in Holland, I really love this beautiful piece. Rupert is with his best friend Bill, the badger, and two unknown hares.  You may be able to identify their names with some additional homework behind the Rupert Bear tales.  The back of the Rupert piece is stamped "BBS Geregistreerd" (Bruintje Beer Strip registered?). We do not know the exact age of the piece, but it is likely from the same time as the original strips from 1930's Netherlands.

The plaque is still in good, solid shape, but you will want to look at all of the pictures available because of the age of some of the items for sale in the Rupert Bear collection. The most notable damage in the one pictured is that Rupert's head has a dent (it can be carefully repaired by removing the cardboard backing and pressing the dent out from behind). The Rupert Bear plaque is a great find for collectors and lovers of art alike.  Many people love to collect all types of items about and that depict Rupert the Bear.  I was not aware that the comic goes that far back and that it is so old.  We have located some really nice pieces of the collection for sale below.  

 

Vintage Rupert Bear Gifts For Sale on Ebay

VINTAGE Miniature RUPERT BEAR FIGURINE Solid Cast Brass Irish Made
VINTAGE Miniature RUPERT BEAR FIGURINE Solid Cast Brass Irish Made
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Vintage Brass Rupert the Bear Solid Brass Heavy Mini Figure collectible
Vintage Brass Rupert the Bear Solid Brass Heavy Mini Figure collectible
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VINTAGE Miniature RUPERT BEAR FIGURINE Solid Cast Brass
VINTAGE Miniature RUPERT BEAR FIGURINE Solid Cast Brass
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1967 RUPERT BEAR ANNUAL Vintage Hardbound Book US Seller
1967 RUPERT BEAR ANNUAL Vintage Hardbound Book US Seller
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1973 RUPERT BEAR ANNUAL Vintage Hardbound Book US Seller
1973 RUPERT BEAR ANNUAL Vintage Hardbound Book US Seller
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1970 RUPERT BEAR ANNUAL Vintage Hardbound Book US Seller
1970 RUPERT BEAR ANNUAL Vintage Hardbound Book US Seller
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ORIGINAL VINTAGE RUPERT BEAR HARDBACK BOOK 1965 ANNUAL - DAILY EXPRESS
ORIGINAL VINTAGE RUPERT BEAR HARDBACK BOOK 1965 ANNUAL - DAILY EXPRESS
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VINTAGE RUPERT BEAR ANNUAL BOOKS - 1970 1972 1973 1984 1985 - CHRISTMAS LOT
VINTAGE RUPERT BEAR ANNUAL BOOKS - 1970 1972 1973 1984 1985 - CHRISTMAS LOT
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Vintage Rupert Bear Daily Express
Vintage Rupert Bear Daily Express "The Rupert Picture Story Book by LTA Robinson
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Vintage Rupert Bear 1956 Annual - Highly Collectable
Vintage Rupert Bear 1956 Annual - Highly Collectable
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Vintage RUPERT THE BEAR Daily Express ANNUAL 2002 - No. 67 -  Unclipped - Ex Con
Vintage RUPERT THE BEAR Daily Express ANNUAL 2002 - No. 67 - Unclipped - Ex Con
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