London, South Kensington
3 December 2001
A Steiff Petsy teddy bear
with brown tipped cream mohair, blue and black glass eyes, pronounced clipped muzzle, large cupped ears, swivel head, jointed elongated limbs, hump and button in ear --17in. (43cm.) high, circa 1928 (wear to front of arms, feet, chest and face, general wear, nose restitched and pads replaced)
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The Steiff's Petsy was designed to appeal to the American market, a softer more cub-like bear. He was produced in various guises from 1928 to 1930.
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