London, South Kensington
17 May 2001
A Steiff teddy bear
with blonde mohair, black boot button etes, pronounced clipped muzzle, black stitched nose, mouth and claws, swivel head, jointed limbs and growler --15in. (38cm.) high, circa 1910 (face and arms worn, holes to snout and one arm, discoloured, pads recovered, missing some black stitching and growler inoperative)
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This poor teddy bear has suffered from passive smoking and has turned a nicotine colour.
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