Here is a most cute vintage Steiff teddy baby bear, very well–loved and fairly shabby-chic in appearance but oh so very beautiful!
This little old bear here is the real thing as you may well notice in comparison when looking at the mint condition vintage replica Steiff baby bear we have listed in our store too.
Vintage Steiff teddy baby bear measures 30 cm / 11 7/8 inches over all & 22 cm / 8 5/8 inches sitting.
Our sweet old Steiff baby bear here was produced in Germany from 1930 to 1943 only. 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 alone and a masked face. Also of course it has 4 embroidered claws like all Steiff bears.

Old Steiff teddy baby bear lost all its Steiff identification marks a long time since. Also, the original decorated leather collar with bell was lost and the green satin bow and aged brass bell were added by me. The double squeaking voice in old teddy baby’s belly was extracted by a former owner and bears belly seam was left open, this way injured he came to us. Luckily, I am a trained restorer and re-stuffed his partly hollowed belly with a mixture from wood wool (excelsior) and Kapok, exactly the same as he was originally stuffed with. An original double squeaking voice was not to come by so there is none now.

Teddy bear baby is made of maize coloured mohair plush, of which it lost a good deal as you can see in the photographs; actually not many of the mohair remains…Well, this however makes it possible to appreciate the ingenious way Steiff in its early designs mastered the patterns and shapes of their creations – there is nothing on the market to compare with it!

All five disk joints are working very well. Old Steiff teddy baby bear has back painted glass eyes, the left one broke once and was repaired very skillfully. The leather paws are all well as is the claw embroidery on all paws. The old baby bear stands alone free, but not quite as upright as it was able to in his youth, it is a bit bent by now. The open mouth is made of felt and has some small holes and on the nose one stitch on the right side is missing.

Vintage Steiff teddy baby bear is a really rare collectible cutie and certainly has the ability to warm every heart!

*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 a collector’s & vintage bear & toy lover’s item for display & decoration only!

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ITEM ID
RL - 91
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
FINE PLUSH AGE
Pre 1949

Hildegard’s Toy Emporium

Steiff teddy bear baby, well-loved 1930 to 1943 vintage made, 12”

€460
~ $484

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