Here comes a very sweet antique Steiff teddy bear with her old prewar Steiff button, the name “Steiff” in upper case letters, the second “f” extended into a long arc. Our teddy bear here was produced from 1905 to 1933, and measures 25 cm / 10 inches tall. Antique Steiff teddy bear wears an old 1920s fashion crochet dress and new satin headband, and a quite modern pearl necklace. Our cute antique Steiff teddy bear girl lost a lot of her yellow mohair and her once firm wood wool (excelsior) stuffing is a bit sagged, especially in her arms, the squeaker in her belly is mute.
Antique Steiff teddy bear still has her original back painted glass eyes and the rests of the nose embroidery remaining are also original. All claw stitches are gone. All her felt pads were over sewn with multiple layers of fabric, I removed them all and what you now see are the remains of the original felt, that I under – lined with somewhat lighter felt (a transplantation technic that is called “Schiebelappen” in human medicine). As a trained restorer it is always my aim to keep and show as much as possible from the original material; in fact, I do a lot more of de-restoring than restoring, and more conserving. All five disk joints work well.
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All in all, we do have here a very sweet antique Steiff teddy bear in good and stable restored condition, chic and shabby chic, well-loved and still very capable of giving lots of love back!
Please, do be aware that this listing is for the antique Steiff teddy bear ONLY! All decorations and other items you see in the photographs will NOT come with the antique teddy bear!
*Please notice: This antique Steiff bear belongs not into the hands of children; it may not fulfill the safety standards for toys in our time! So, it is not meant as a toy, though an adult collector’s & vintage toy lover’s item for decoration and display only!
We will ship all items worldwide in an insured package or registered insured letter on Priority mail & provide a tracking number. Handling, worldwide shipping and insurance are included in our prices!
Handling, worldwide shipping and insurance are included in our prices!
Antique Steiff teddy bear with prewar ff button, 10” well-loved, restored
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