This charming vintage Steiff Soft Bear Orsi was produced 1952 to 1962 in this version with back painted glass eyes and is rare to find. Steiff Orsi has a laughing open felt mouth, his head and arms are jointed, but not his legs, so he can only sit; in the Steiff textbook by G. Pfeiffer this pose is described as ‘begging’.
Steiff Orsi Bear measures 22 cm / 8 ¾ inches sitting.

Our Steiff Orsi bear here lost his ID’s. Teddy bear has long arms with paws pointing down like the classical teddy baby shape, caramel coloured mohair of the highest quality, vertically stitched nose, 4 embroidered claws on hands and feet, felt paws, and is firmly stuffed with wood wool (excelsior) and the last open seam (stitched by hand) where he was stuffed through sits on his belly, not on the back like with most other brands.

Sadly, his squeaker does not work anymore.
Otherwise this rare vintage Steiff bear is in excellent condition! Note that all the felt paws and soles are still original, only two tiny restorations are to be seen, few stitches in the felt mouth and on the right food pad. The satin bow was added by me.

*Please, be aware that NONE of the decorations you see in the photographs will come with the old Steiff soft bear depicted in the first photographs – this listing is for this vintage Steiff bear ONLY!

*Please notice: This old German 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 an adult bear lover’s & collector’s item for display & decoration 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! Few Corona related exceptions may apply!
RL - 484
Beige, Gray
Post 1950

Hildegard’s Toy Emporium

Steiff Soft Bear Orsi 9 inches vintage made 1952 to 1962

~ $279

    Antique and vintage European teddy bears, dolls, Steiff animals and toys from where they were made!
    Handling, worldwide shipping and insurance are included in our prices! *Covid related exceptions may apply!


    since 2019

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    Hildegard’s Toy Emporium

    Caya C. Viertel
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    Bremen , Bremen , Germany This Shop is rated Gold - 100 or more sales Goldsince 2019

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