A rare Steiff Roly Poly Teddy Bear
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A rare Steiff Roly Poly Teddy Bear

Details
A rare Steiff Roly Poly Teddy Bear
with blonde mohair, black boot button eyes, pronounced muzzle, remains of black stitched nose, mouth and four claws, swivel head, jointed limbs and bulbous weighted body --6¼in. (16.5cm.) high, circa 1910 (general wear, lower neck disc needs reattaching, balding to left arm and left ear resewn)

Literature
See Button in Ear, Jürgen & Marianne Cieslik, page 86 and 87.

Special notice

No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis

Lot Essay

These Roly Poly toys were introduced in the 1909 catalogue as 'Toys for Tiny Tots'. The series included Farmer Dach, Golliwog, Cowboy, Clown Cloo, Cat and Rabbit. The bear was available in four sizes 7, 8, 10 and 14 inches.

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