Here is the cutest vintage Steiff Teddy Baby Bear, with Steiff button, yellow label (unreadable by now), and US-Zone tag, meaning this is the first after WWII edition, produced from 1949 to 1953, but this model was already in production before the war with identical pattern and material! Vintage Steiff teddy baby bear measures 22 cm / 8 ¾ inches overall and 18 cm / 7 1/8 inches sitting.
Our lovely smiling vintage teddy baby bear has all the significant signs of the baby bear type: an open mouth, 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.
Teddy bear baby is made of very light, by Steiff so called “maize” coloured mohair plush, with inset short mohair muzzle. The mohair plush is complete and fine and fluffy as you can see in the photographs, except for one tiny spot over his left eye where some hair is missing (photograph!). All five disk joints work very well. Old Steiff teddy baby bear has his back painted original glass eyes. The felt paws and mouth are all well (with some slight dark spots) as is the claw embroidery on all paws. The nose stitches are original too.
The original blue leather collar lost the bell but is fine otherwise. The squeaking voice in old teddy baby’s belly is working fine!
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). We agreed to let it go for a comparatively small adoption fee of 950 Euro (will be displayed in your currency) despite its overall very good condition!
*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!
Steiff Teddy Baby Bear with IDs, US Zone tag, vintage 1949 to 1953, 9", squeaker
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