London, South Kensington
19 September 2007
A Steiff teddy bear
with golden 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 1908 --15¾in. (40cm.) high (worn, tiny hole in muzzle, pads replaced and splitting to right wrist)
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For this actual bear see The Teddy Bear Hall of Fame - A Century of Historic Bears, by Michele Brown, page 13.
The Teddy Bear Museum - The Official Guide, cover.
The Little History of the Teddy Bear, by Michele Brown, page 51.
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