Old Steiff Bears P.1

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‘CONSTANCE’ LARGE OLD 20″ STEIFF BEAR 1950s

Constance is an adorable large old Steiff bear from the 1950s. A hard-to-find golden mohair colour she is a very pretty bear. She stands at 20″ (50cm) with glass eyes, and is fully jointed. She no longer has a button in ear or tags (they were often removed for safety reasons before giving to children). Her felt paw pads are original and very good for age just a few faint age marks on them. Her growler no longer works. Her mohair has mostly gently age faded to a lighter colour gold. Thought at her joints and on the back of her legs you can see the original darker gold colour. Her fur has some overall age wear, which is mostly on her arms which just adds to her considerable charm. If you love your old Steiff to be have their own character then this is one for you. Email for her photo file. £ 395


SNOWDROP’ VERY RARE 1950S WHITE STEIFF BEAR

Snowdrop is a very rare white mohair Steiff bear from the 1950’s. She is fully jointed with glass eyes, original felt paw pads are very good for her age. Height 13″ (33cm) non working tummy squeaker, no longer has a button or tag. Overall she is in really good condition for her age with the string on her chest where her Steiff paper label once was still visibile. Small mark under her chin, from a non-smoking home. ADOPTED


‘TUFTY’ LARGE 20″ OLD STEIFF BEAR c.late the 1940s-1950s
Tufty is a wonderful large old Steiff bear with much character and age charm. He stands at 20” (50cm) He was probably made not long after the end of WW2 as a late 40s-early 50s bear. He has a very old, early look to him with the slim body and lean shape. He has glass eyes, his felt paw pads are professionally done replacements with some age wear, but no holes. His nose stitching has some added stitches, he has a few missing or broken claw threads.

You can see he is a bear who has been absolutely loved and treasured. He has overall age wear to his mohair but he is still a very strong bear and from a non-smoking home. His tilt growler no longer works. He has a little age staining to the fabric around his nose. If you love your old Steiff bears with masses of old Steiff personality, then he is one for you. Email for his photo file. £385


‘SIGFRIED’ SUPERB RARE OLD STEIFF BEAR with button in ear & stock label 1959-1966

Sigfried is a superb example of an old Steiff bear in beautiful condition for his age. He is a large bear standing at 17″ (43cm) He has his Steiff button in his ear (raised script, thin letters) and a yellow stock label with a readable EAN number which is slightly worn but can be clearly seen as 5343:02 which dates him to being made between 1959 – 1966.

He has superb coverage of his original caramel mohair which is not faded as many are with age. He has glass eyes, original felt paw pads are in excellent condition. His tilt growler works some of the time and is quieter than when new, or with a gentle tap on his back. Mohair is superb with just a little age wear mostly around his muzzle, and seam above the right eye. He is very clean, from a non-smoking home. A beautiful bear, highly recommended. Email for his photo file. £295


GEORGY’ LOVELY OLD STEIFF BEAR c.1950s

Georgy is a really enchanting older Steiff bear from the 1950s. Height standing 15” (38cm) to the top of his ears, with mohair fur and glass eyes. Has a stitched nose, mouth, and claws, and his tummy squeaker no longer works. His felt paw pads are original and in very good condition. His mohair coverage is excellent with some flattening on the back of his legs, some thinning around his muzzle, and the seams to be expected with age.

His fur is quite long and tends to stand up so the light goes through it making his fur seem sparser than it is. He is very clean and a superb example of an old Steiff from this time. He no longer has his button or tags. Has a couple of broken nose threads. A very cute, appealing Steiff bear. Email for more photos £195


FREDERICK’ RARE LARGE OLD STEIFF BEAR, 26″ WITH BUTTON IN EAR. c.1960s-1970s

Frederick is a rare larger size old Steiff ‘mask’ bear. (they are called mask bears, as they have the pretty heart-shaped inset muzzle’ Really hard to find older Stieff mask bears in this size. He is from the late 1960s – to the mid-1970s. (This size was only made c.1966-1975) He has wonderful thick mohair with a stunning frosted look to it.

His eyes are either glass or very realistic early plastic (non-safety) He is fully jointed, with a Steiff lentil type button in the ear and remains of his yellow cloth stock label. His tilt growler does work at times or when you gently tap his tummy but it is quieter than when new. Paw pads are slightly age-faded but very good for age with no holes. He is very clean from a non-smoking home a superb example of these sought-after bears. Email for his photo file. £450