Frequently I get messages and emails asking for assistance and information about a Pooh item. Sometimes the person might be interested in selling it. Other times they just want to know more about their item. Frequently I have the item in my collection and can help. Occasionally it is something I haven't seen and need to do some research to learn more.
Recently I received an email from Susan who came across a Pooh "sit-on" she had as a child. She reached out to me and asked me if I knew anything about it. I actually had not seen it before. So I did a little searching and learned it was probably made by Commonwealth Toys in probably 1968 or 1969 and was sold at Sears. I say "probably" because I found similar sit-ons but I think they were predecessors to Susan's. Her kids were not interested in her keepsake and she asked me if I thought she should just throw it out. If email could have a tone my email said, NO! He was beautiful and probably pretty rare. Then Susan did something unexpected. She asked me if I would take care of him for her. Most delighted I said absolutely. What an honor to add such a unique item to the Guinness World Record Collection.
I am proud to say he is a new addition to Pooh Museum South and is hanging out with Big Pooh who is from the same time period. Sit-on Pooh is item 20,713 in the collection.