London, South Kensington
4 July 2006
A rare Steiff rotating head teddy bear
with beige and blonde mohair, brown and black glass eyes, pronounced muzzle, brown stitched nose, mouth and claws, tail-operated head mechanism and jointed limbs with felt feet pads, 1955-56 --6¾in. (17cm.) high (balding head, arms and chest, general wear and discoloured)
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See Steiff Teddy Bears Love for a Lifetime, Jürgen & Marianne Cieslik, page 100 and 101.
Only 3,959 of these bears were produced between 1955 and 1956.
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