Adorable antique Steiff Teddy Bear, well loved, but not a disaster. There is just some mohair loss mostly in the back. He has that great slouched sitting position that makes him so desirable to pose. He has a nice hump in his back. The head turns easily. He has the shoe button eyes and black stitched nose, mouth and claws. He does not have the button in his ear, but has all the qualities of an early Steiff bear as you can see in the pictures.
There are also some moth holes in the felt pads as you can see in the pictures. It is mostly on his left foot. One hand is good, the other with 2 tiny spots near the tip and one at the side of his other foot. There is also one place that has a single hole in the mohair and a second place with two. I have two magnified pictures to show these at the end.
Even with the problems, he will be a very nice addition to any Steiff Bear collection, or just a single bear to sit in a nice old cupboard. You will notice red lines in some of my pictures. The power supply was not working. The red lines are in the background as well as on the bear. They are not on the bear.