Here comes a very much loved antique Steiff teddy bear, made in the 1910's, and 46 cm / 18 inches tall.
Our sweet old teddy has very long arms, a distinctive hump, large feet and soulful looking back painted glass eyes. His nose and mouth stitches are nearly gone, and what remains does not look original to me. Some claw stitches remain, here the originality is also doubtful. Bear has lost nearly all his yellow mohair, the remaining fabric is, as usual with Steiff, of the highest quality and quite fine. The left ear shows a small hole, maybe the Steiff button sat in this place and was removed the hard way (pre-war Steiff buttons fetch quite a price on the market and some people are without any scruples!).
The felt pads of our antique bear are partly original and mended many times over the long years of his life; I left this as is, no conservation necessary and the repairs belong to the bear as well now.
All five disk joints are working very well.
The wood wool (excelsior) stuffing is still good.
The white baby gown and small silver medal was given the old bear by me, for bravery and resilience and for spreading hope and fortitude.
Please be aware that this listing is for the antique Steiff bear ONLY! All other items you see in the photographs will NOT come with the old Steiff bear.
*Please notice: This antique Steiff teddy 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 a collector’s & vintage toy lover’s item for decoration & display only!
Handling, worldwide shipping and insurance are included in our prices! We will ship all items in an insured package or registered letter on Priority Mail and provide a tracking number. Exceptions may apply in times of international crisis, such as pandemic or war!
Handling, worldwide shipping and insurance are included in our prices! Exceptions may apply in times of international crisis, such as pandemic or war!
Antique Steiff teddy bear much loved 18", 1910's yellow mohair
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