London, South Kensington
4 December 2006
A rare Steiff teddy bear
with maize wool plush, brown and black glass eyes, pronounced clipped muzzle, black stitched nose, mouth and claws, swivel head, jointed elongated limbs with felt pads, hump, growler and FF button in ear, 1940s --24½in. (62cm.) high (balding to tips of limbs, slight thinning and wear)
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See Steiff-Teddy Bears Love for a Lifetime, Jürgen & Marianne Cieslik, page 88.
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