• Steiff: An Important Private C auction at Christies

    Sale 5035

    Steiff: An Important Private Collection

    13 October 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 565

    A STEIFF SEATED BUTCH THE COVER DOG, (3330,2), black and white mohair, brown, black and white glass eyes, black stitching, swivel head, red collar, squeaker, script button with yellow cloth tag with handwritten number and chest tag, 1958 --12¼in. (31cm.) high (slightly faded)

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    A STEIFF SEATED BUTCH THE COVER DOG, (3330,2), black and white mohair, brown, black and white glass eyes, black stitching, swivel head, red collar, squeaker, script button with yellow cloth tag with handwritten number and chest tag, 1958 --12¼in. (31cm.) high (slightly faded)


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    Butch is not listed in the Sortiment seated or in this size. As the yellow cloth label is handwritten, this was probably a special display piece. He was made as a promotion for the Saturday Evening Post, after a drawing by Albert Staehle.

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