Here comes a well-loved Steiff Original Teddy, produced in 1948/49 only, made from artificial silk plush. Our vintage Steiff bear here is 35 cm / 13 ¾ inches tall, fully jointed and with a working squeaker in his belly!
As You can see in the photographs, this bear was well loved, and a good deal of his plush was cuddled away. The front seam, where all Steiff bears are stuffed through, is not original anymore, so it might be that the original growler was replaced. Bear is firmly stuffed with excelsior (wood wool).
The hand and feet pads are made of linen instead of felt – a clear indication that Steiff had to use the material that was to come by so shortly after WWII.
All pads are fine, only the right foot pad has a small hole (see photographs!).
The nose and mouth stitches are original, as are the claw stitches, some of them missing.
The beautiful back painted glass eyes are contemporary, but not the original eyes of this bear. When the bear came to us, he had glass eyes a former owner had given him – they were not quite right in colour and size, and so I decided to attach more fitting eyes for the old bear. The eyes he has now are as similar to the original eyes he would have has as is possible.
The satin bow was added by me as well.
Please, be aware that this listing is for the vintage Steiff teddy ONLY! All other items you see in the photographs will NOT come with the old Steiff Original Teddy!
*Please notice: This vintage Steiff Bear belongs not into the hands of children; it may not fulfil the safety standards for toys in our time! So, it is not meant as a toy, though an adult collector’s & vintage doll lover’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!
Steiff Original Teddy silk plush 1948 to 1949 only 14" well loved
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