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‘BERTIE’ ADORABLE OLD STEIFF RIDING BEAR, BUTTON & STOCK LABEL
Bertie is a really enchanting rare old Steiff riding bear. He is small enough to fit in anywhere, such as sitting on a dresser. He is perfect to sit other old bears on and around. Hard to find these old riding bears now especially in such good condition for his age. He was made between 1969-1976 with draylon (soft plush) fur, realistic plastic eyes (non-safety) Steiff button in ear (lentil type) with a yellow cloth stock label. Ean a little too faded now to read. He is on a metal frame with wheels. Has his original collar. Height from floor to the top of his head 23″ (43cm) Length 23″ (59cm) width 10″ (28cm) original striped pull cord. His face has very good airbrush details, markings still clearly visible. felt paw pads are very good for his age with just a few marks. Overall really good and clean for his age, from a non-smoking home. Email for his full photo file. Price £395
‘CASPER’ RARE US-ZONE STEIFF BEAR, BUTTON IN EAR, SUPERB CONDITION c.1949-50
Casper is an extremely rare c.1949-1950 Steiff riding bear in the most amazing condition for his age. We would say one of the best we have ever seen of this type he is stunning. He has the US-Zone label and a Steiff button in capital letters with a yellow stock label (now faded) his pull chord still works on his back, has his original red leather Steiff collar. On his original metal frame with metal wheels and rubber tyres. He has rich brown mohair fur which is unfaded and so good for his age. (back hip seam has a tiny area of thinning barely visible) His felt paw pads are original and very good just one mark near the frame on a back felt pad. He has glass eyes and the most striking appearance this truly is a bear worthy of a museum he is in such good original condition. Very clean from a non-smoking home past.
He measures:. Height from floor to the top of his head 17″ (44cm) Length from nose to end of his back 21″ (54cm) width of his frame wheels edge to edge 9″ (23cm) approx. ADOPTED
‘KAISER’ VERY RARE ANTIQUE STEIFF BEAR, WITH STEIFF FF BUTTON IN EAR
Kaiser is for his age in really good condition. So rare to find these earlier Steiff riding bears now, even more so to find one still with his FF Button in ear. Which dates him to being made between c.1926-1934.He has mohair fur, glass eyes, his nose stitching has some wear from being stroked probably which just adds to his considerable charm. He is on a metal frame with wooden wheels. He is a good size and measures from the floor to the top of his neck 20″ (50cm) Length from front wheel to end of his heels 20″ (51cm) width from outer wheel to outer wheel 12.5″ (31cm) He has ‘eccentric wheels’ so when a pull cord is once again attached to his front pulley he will follow along in his own eccentric way.
He still has his pull chord and ring for growler but it only pulls out a short way and he no longer growls. His very life like mohair fur is really good for his great age, with gentle wear to his back and back of ears from being ridden many years ago. But see photos not huge wear just signs of his great age and that he has been very well cared for and treated. His felt paw pads are very good and original just a few small holes to the felt. His metal frame and wheels are good for their age with some signs of age with loss of paint as would be expected. He is from a non smoking home and a truly special really rare antique Steiff bear. Email for his photo file. £1695
‘NEDDY’ OLD 1950’S STEIFF DONKEY ON WHEELS, BUTTON IN EAR
Neddy is a rare superb example of an old Steiff donkey on wheels from the 1950’s. He has been kept boxed for some time and so is in very good original condition for his age. He still has very good airbrush markings, mohair fur with realistic mane and tail. Glass eyes, original felt paw pads, still has his old ring metal growler but that no longer makes a sound. So rare to find one still with what looks like all his original tack on him. With original Steiff metal frame and wheels which have Steiff stamped on the tyres.
He has his Steiff button in ear (raised script, thin letters) with yellow stock label frayed but still readable. Ean number faded but you can make out .13_ _/:20 Dates him to being made 1959-1966. Seeing his age and type of button, we would say he is late 1950s. He measures from floor to the top of his head 18” ( 45cm). Length from front wheel to end of the back one 18” (45cm) Width 9” (23cm) approximately.
His mohair is overall very good indeed for his age with only minimal signs of age wear mostly on his muzzle see photos. He has the original Steiff red and white chord to pull him along with the wooden handle. Some wear to paint, and minor signs of age rusting to wheels and frame.We have never had such a good clean example before he is very realistic and adorable. Email for his photo file. £695
OLD STEIFF RIDE ON LADYBIRD 1950’S – 1960S
Wonderful rare old Steiff ride on Ladybird from the 1950s-1960s. Overall really good condition for age. Mohair is good and colour still good our photo shows him in the sun which makes his fur look faded (it’s not) He has a metal frame and wheels with rubber tyres. Steiff written on the tyres and an old cloth label now damaged is on his side. Has a cute face with large boot button type plastic eyes (non-safety) One of his front feelers has lost is end part. Still has the original pull cord. Length 20″ (50cm) Width 11″ (28cm) Height from ground to top 11″ (28cm) approx. Email for more photos. Price £195