Here is the cutest vintage Steiff Teddy Baby Bear, very well loved and funny and oh so very rare and beautiful! Our little old Steiff teddy baby here was produced in Germany from 1949 to 1957, but this model was already in production before WWII; from its material and because we are happy enough handling prewar Steiff teddy bears all the time, we can say that our bear here belongs to the later period of making; very probably the first after - war edition, but since old teddy baby here lost its identification marks, we cannot be sure.
Our lovely smiling vintage teddy baby bear has all the significant signs of the baby bear type: an open mouth (made of felt and a bit frayed, the little fellow chatters all the time!), hand paws pointing down, cardboard soles inside its feet, so it can stand free and a masked face. Also of course it has 4 embroidered claws like all Steiff bears.

Vintage Steiff teddy baby bear measures 22 cm / 8 ¾ inches over all & 18 cm / 7 1/8 inches sitting. Teddy bear baby is made of dark brown mohair plush, with inset light mohair muzzle. The mohair plush is nearly completely there, but a bit matted as you can see in the photographs. All of the five disk joints work very well. Old Steiff teddy baby bear has his back painted original glass eyes. The leather paws are all well as is the claw embroidery on all paws. The nose stitches are original too.

The original decorated leather collar with bell is lost and the red satin bow and aged brass bell were added by me. The squeaking voice in old teddy baby’s belly is mute. There is a tiny hole in the fabric of antique teddy baby’s right arm, it is to be seen in the photographs!

Vintage Steiff teddy baby bear is in overall very good vintage condition, sound, stable and clean; a really rare collectible cutie who certainly has the ability to warm every heart!

You may be surprised over the very reasonable price we offer this vintage Steiff teddy baby bear here; it is listed in the Pfeiffer textbook/catalogue in price category 6 - 7 , meaning 875 Euro (in run down condition) up to 1875 Euro (mint condition). Since our old teddy baby here has no identification marks left and despite the overall very good condition, we agreed to let it go for a comparatively small adoption fee 570 Euro (will be displayed in your currency).

*Please notice: This vintage Steiff teddy bear baby 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 & antique teddy bear & toy lover’s item for display & decoration only!

Handling, shipping and insurance are included in our prices! We will ship all items in an insured package on Priority Mail and provide a tracking number.


Handling, worldwide shipping and insurance are included in our prices!
ITEM ID
RL - 198
COLOR
Brown
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
FINE PLUSH AGE
Pre 1949

Hildegard’s Toy Emporium

Steiff Teddy Baby Bear, vintage 1949 to 1957, brown mohair, 9", free standing

€570
~ $601

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