Adorable Original Steiff Teddy Bear in seated position. Not jointed. Cream or off white in color. Has 2 tags and button. In excellent condition. Clean. No wear marks. Measures 3 inches high. Great to add to your collection or give as a starter for a small person's collection!
Steiff is a German-based plush toy company known for its high quality. It was begun in 1880 by Margarete Steiff, who was later assisted by her brother Fritz. The famed "button in ear" was devised by Margarete's nephew Franz in 1904, to keep counterfeits from being passed off as authentic Steiff toys. It is metal and originally had the symbol of an elephant, later replaced by the name "Steiff". The button is still used to distinguish Steiff toys from fakes. Some special toys have both the elephant and the name.
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