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Non working squeaker in his tummy. All joints are strong too. Also has secondary Chad Valley label to side seam both labels faded. The golden mohair is nice and thick, just small amount of balding. The original rexine pads have surface cracking and some stitching coming away to feet but overall good strong and sturdy. Christopher looks very smart in his knitted big buttoned coat.. His vintage knitted coat suits him well but has no buttons. For postage outside of UK, please Contact Us. He has orignal kid leather pads worn a with couple small holes and neat sewing mend to wrist.

EAN 403224 Steiff mohair Teddy bear 1906, russet

How much is my old bear worth? BUT, there is rarely a quick or easy answer as it depends on Condition Condition is very important. Teddy bears, through their very purpose, were often played with by children and therefore shows signs of wear and tear. Many problems worn pads, new eyes, joints can easily be repaired by an expert but some torn mohair, dry rot are more difficult to remedy.

A bear whose mohair is thinning or is bald can be clothed to make him more appealing and a suit of clothes will also offer him some protection for the future.

I hope you enjoy looking, as I probably have the largest selection of Steiff replicas, dating from the first in , in the Leicestershire, Warwickshire, and Northamptonshire area. I have been selling Teddy Bears since , and Steiff products since

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Curved paws with felt pads Rounded thighs and heels with pointed toes Stuffed with excelsior The German Antique Bear ca. There may be just two left in circulation today. Bear 55 PB , which wasn’t a great success, was the first stuffed bear designed with moveable joints held together with string. Early Steiff bears had distinguishable characteristics, the most desirable are those made with cinnamon or white mohair.

Here’s a video slideshow of a Farnell antique Teddy bear dating from around From the YouTube description: “ Henry, the large Farnell teddy bear, dating to around , has his two companions sitting with him, one in the top pocket of his old uniform. The two little bears are antique Farnell Mascot, or Soldier bears, dating to around

Much loved and cuddled over the years, Tatty-Anna has plenty of wear and age marks as you can see. Firmly stuffed, joints all good. Non working squeaker in her tummy, Tatty-Anna wears nice little antique cotton gown which suits her well. Loved and worn, “Tin-Tin” is a sturdy hard stuffed old ted with the most gorgeous eyes!!. Displays well in his smart stripey scarf. The key winder has been replaced over the years but tune still plays beautifully. Bridget is in lovely clean condition for her years and comes with adorable knitted school uniform complete with satchel for her school books.

Much loved over the years with lots of balding, wear and old war wounds to show for it. Age marks here and there and old mends at the seams.

Steiff Teddybear 35 Mohair Yellow 1908 Replica EAN 406751

The Guardian , Thursday 3 August Barney the doberman guard dog stands over the remains of the soft toys he mauled. On Tuesday night the doberman pinscher guard dog, after six years’ blameless service, went berserk: Barney went on to rampage through hundreds of rare teddies, all on loan to Wookey Hole Caves in Somerset, and so valuable that the insurers had insisted on a guard dog to protect the premises at night. The aftermath, according to shocked staff, was appalling: Either there was a rogue scent of some kind on Mabel which switched on Barney’s deepest instincts, or it could have been jealousy: I was just stroking Mabel and saying what a nice little bear she was.

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Saint James, New York, Ships to: This book measures approx. Also featured in this book is a complete list with pictures of all Steiff tags and labels, starting at the very beginning in Which will be very helpful in dating your Steiff Bear. This book is very informative and would be a great read for anyone that loves Steiff Bears, would be a Great Gift for the Holidays! Please see photos for condition. Feel free to ask any questions before bidding and see our other listings for beautiful Steiff Bears!

He has become the most beloved and successful toy in the world. This book describes the debut of the Teddy-Bear-era which can be provided almost to a day. We were able to present photographs of almost every Steiff Bear, series or edition. A wonderful picture book to inform about the most various types and models. Besides of the almost complete documentation of the Teddy Bears we also present, in picture and in text, the Steiff Teddy Bear replicas which have made their apparition on the American, English and German market from the seventies onwards.

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Kirby is a late s teddy bear. Very small and in the worst state. When Kirby arrived at the door I was quick to pull his package open, I found the edge and wildly pulled as hard as I could to release him from his plastic postage envelope, in that instant I immediately regretted what I had just done, like mustard gas, the smell puffed out with great speed as I pulled, it wafted straight into my face and entered my mouth and nostrils!

I bent over double and began to cough and splutter, eventually dry-heaving a few times before I managed to pull open the front door for air and regain my decorum. Look at him, does he stink? Kirby smelt like the inside of a chain smoking year old hag, a Disney witch with a constant supply of Marlboro Reds hidden inside the wart of the end of her nose…actually he also looked like one too.

From Kaycee Bears collection. “SORRY LITTLE CRACKER IS NOW SOLD OUT” Special for Christmas , Little Cracker is a fully jointed bear made from the softest plush.

I am now honored to reach out to the collectors and owners of unidentified bears, stuffed animals and vintage toys. Ken did this for years and was an expert appraiser. I was his understudy or apprentice and together we viewed and enjoyed each and every request that came our way. Appraising bears online will be a fun adventure for all of us. We will share our discoveries here on this web page. Meeting new faces, in teddy bear form, and sharing the knowledge I have gathered, will be a joy.

Guard dog mauls Elvis’s teddy in rampage

History[ edit ] A political cartoon in The Washington Post spawned the teddy bear name. The name teddy bear comes from former United States President Theodore Roosevelt , who was commonly known as “Teddy” though he loathed being referred to as such. There were several other hunters competing, and most of them had already killed an animal. A suite of Roosevelt’s attendants, led by Holt Collier , [4] cornered, clubbed, and tied an American black bear to a willow tree after a long exhausting chase with hounds.

They called Roosevelt to the site and suggested that he should shoot it. He refused to shoot the bear himself, deeming this unsportsmanlike, but instructed that the bear be killed to put it out of its misery, [5] [6] and it became the topic of a political cartoon by Clifford Berryman in The Washington Post on November 16,

-According to the Guinness World of Records, the most expensive teddy bear ever sold was the Steiff Louis Vuitton bear, which was sold in Monaco in for £,

The Steiff Belgium for the year pays hommage to the famous Belgian jazz musician Toots Thielemans who plays the harmonica like no one else. He wears a black velvet jacket and his trademark dark sunglasses. In his breast pocket there is a miniature harmonica and his signature is embroidered under his right foot. The music box in his tummy, especially made for him by Reuge from Switzerland, plays his famous hit ‘Hard To Say Goodbye’.

Toots is 33 cm, 13″ tall and is limited to pieces. He is made of snow white mohair with an embroidered nose and claws and felt paws. Ambao is a quality certificate dating from to indicate high quality chocolate. The Belgium Bear was made in an edition of pieces only for Belgium.

The enduring popularity of German Steiff teddy bears