London, South Kensington
13 October 2010
A STEIFF LARGE PETER RABBIT (4428,6), white and grey velvet, black boot button eyes, red felt behind, pink stitching, blue felt coat with two pockets, yellow stitched piping and ridged brass buttons, red felt slippers with yellow stitched piping and leather soles printed with Steiff trademark and FF button, circa 1908 --10in. (25.5cm.) high (missing one button)
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Beatrix Potter did not like Steiff's version of Peter Rabbit and so did not approve it. Steiff continued to sell the toy unlicenced, as an unnamed rabbit.
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