London, South Kensington
4 July 2006
A Steiff teddy bear
with cinnamon 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 --13½in. (34cm.) high (pads replaced, various small bald spots including one on left cheek, slight general wear and fading)
This bear was purchased from Pan Hebbs in 1995.
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This bear is known as Bew.
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