London, South Kensington
4 July 2006
A Steiff teddy bear
with blonde mohair, black boot button eyes, pronounced clipped muzzle, black stitched nose, mouth and claws, swivel head, jointed elongated limbs, hump and FF button in ear, circa 1909 --20in. (51cm.) high (pads replaced, small holes in right side of head, left lower back and back of right leg, each filled with a piece of new mohair, small bald spot between eyes, slight general wear and fading)
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This bear is known as Jessie.
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