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A STIEFF BASA TEDDY BEAR, (15), jointed, white mohair, boot button eyes, brown stitching, no hand pads, inoperative squeaker, blue felt sailor suit and FF button, circa 1910 --8½in. (21.5cm.) high
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 1… Read more TEDDY BEARS, 1910-1912
A STIEFF BASA TEDDY BEAR, (15), jointed, white mohair, boot button eyes, brown stitching, no hand pads, inoperative squeaker, blue felt sailor suit and FF button, circa 1910 --8½in. (21.5cm.) high

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A STIEFF BASA TEDDY BEAR, (15), jointed, white mohair, boot button eyes, brown stitching, no hand pads, inoperative squeaker, blue felt sailor suit and FF button, circa 1910 --8½in. (21.5cm.) high

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VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 17.5% on the buyer's premium.

Lot Essay

Basa is part of a series of rare dressed bears that Steiff created from 1908 to 1911; these featured in some wonderful promotional postcards which were produced at this time. Christie's South Kensington sold Basa's sister Bagi on 20th June 2003.
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