London, South Kensington
18 June 2002
A Steiff teddy bear
with blonde mohair, boot button eyes, pronounced clipped muzzle, black stitched nose, mouth and claws, swivel head, jointed elongated limbs with felt pads and hump --12½in. (31.5cm.) high, circa 1910 (worn, back of head bald, damage to pads and one recovered) and a suitcase
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This bear was found in an attic in this small suitcase, wrapped in a 1945 newspaper.
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