London, South Kensington
19 September 2007
A Steiff miniature teddy bear
with blonde mohair, black bead eyes, pronounced muzzle, black stitched nose and mouth, swivel head, jointed limbs and hump, circa 1910 --3½in. (9cm.) high (worn and some staining to joints); and a pre-war Steiff Molly dog seated with FF button in ear --3¾in. (9.5cm.) high (worn)
The bear in this lot belonged to Mrs Sylvia Bolus as a child.
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For this actual bear see The Teddy Bear Hall of Fame - A Century of Historic Bears, by Michele Brown, page 23; and The Little History of the Teddy Bear', by Michele Brown, page 82.
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