London, South Kensington
4 December 2000
A rare Steiff teddy bear
with golden mohair, pronounced muzzle, brown stitched nose, mouth and claws, brown glass eyes, inset blond mohair chest, tail operated rotating head and jointed limbs, button and remains of yellow tag in ear --9¼in. (23.5cm.) high, circa 1955 (very slight wear, one hand pad with holes)
See Colour Plate 13
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See Steiff-Teddy Bears Love for a Lifetime, Jürgen & Marianne Cieslik, page 101.
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