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1906 - 1909 | 1910 - 1959

1910 - 1919

Steiff teddy bearA Steiff teddy bear with golden mohair, black boot button eyes, pronounced clipped muzzle, black stitched nose, mouth and claws, swivel head, jointed elongated limbs with felt pads and hump

circa 1910, 12"/31cm high

(slight wear, pads patched and tip of muzzle slightly stained)

Sold for 1,645 (2001).


Steiff display center-seam teddy bearA large Steiff display centre-seam teddy bear with golden mohair, orange and black glass eyes, pronounced muzzle, black stitched nose, mouth and claws, swivel head, jointed elongated limbs with felt pads and FF button in ear.

1910-20, 40"/101.5cm high

(patch to back of head and around hump or front, body possibly replaced the wrong way, damage and repairs around muzzle, black stitching and eyes probably replaced, repaired split across back, bald bottom and pads replaced)

Sold for 5,400 (2007).

1920 - 1929

rare Steiff teddy bearRare Steiff teddy bear, straw filled white duel mohair bear with brown tips, large brown glass eyes, brown stitched nose, mouth and claws, centre seam to pointed snout, swivel head and jointed at shoulders and hips, large hump to back, elongated hands and feet with felt paw pads, button in left ear.

Circa 1925, 25"/64cm high.

(some minor wear to mohair under chin, and to back, left paw pads with holes)

Sold for 25,200 (2006).


Steiff teddy bearA Steiff teddy bear with white mohair, pronounced clipped muzzle, brown and black glass eyes, brown stitched nose, mouth and claws, swivel head, jointed elongated limbs with felt pads, hump and button in ear.

early 1920s, 15"/38cm high.

(some thinning to top side of arms, other minor bald patches and squeaker inoperative)

Sold for 4,465 (2001).


Steiff centre-seam teddy bearA Steiff centre-seam teddy bear with golden mohair, brown and black glass eyes, pronounced muzzle, black stitched nose, mouth and claws, swivel head, jointed elongated limbs with felt pads, hump, growler, FF button in ear and blue sailor's collar with Theodore Roosevelt pin.

1920s, 24"/61cm high.

(balding to back, left side of front, thinning to arms, a few tiny holes in pads and faded)

Sold for 2,280 (2007).


Steiff teddy bearA Steiff teddy bear with golden mohair, pronounced clipped muzzle, brown and black glass eyes, black stitched nose, mouth and claws, swivel head, jointed elongated limbs with felt pads, hump and button in ear

1920s, 22"/57cm high.

(plush sparse on top side of left arm, thinning on back of legs, other minor wear, slight pin holes to pads and one eye slightly higher than the other)

Sold for 4,113 (2001).

1930 - 1949

Steiff teddy bearA Steiff teddy bear with golden mohair, pronounced muzzle, black stitched nose, mouth and claws, brown and black glass eyes, swivel head, jointed elongated limbs with felt pads, hump and button in ear.

circa 1930, 15"/39cm high.

(slight overall wear)

Sold for 1,763 (2001).


Steiff somersaulting teddy bearA very rare Steiff Somersaulting teddy bear with golden mohair, black boot button eyes, pronounced muzzle, black stitched nose, mouth and claws, swivel head, arms joined to the mechanism, when the left arm is turned forward it winds the bear up causing it to tumble forward, jointed legs with felt pads, hump and FF button in ear with remains of red tag.

1934-35, 10"/25,5cm high.

(mohair slightly matted)

Sold for 6,600 (2007).


Steiff teddy bearA Steiff teddy bear with brown mohair, brown and black glass eyes, pronounced muzzle, black stitched nose, mouth and claws, swivel head, jointed elongated limbs with felt pads, hump and growler.

1930s, 18"/45,5cm high.

(tiny hole in right hand pad)

Sold for 2,400 (2007).


Steiff Dicky bearA fine and rare Steiff Dicky bear with golden mohair, brown and black glass eyes, pronounced inset light golden mohair muzzle, black stitched nose and mouth, air-brushed smile and shading, swivel head, jointed limbs with paw-printed velvet pads, hump, strong squeeze growler and FF button with red cloth tag No.5328. This bear was an engagement gift in 1930 from Max to Margarete Steiff

1930s, 16"/40.5cm high

(thinning to backs of legs, slight loss of pile to one foot and one hand pad, some fading and dusty)

Sold for 26,400

1950 - 1959

Steiff bear cubA Steiff bear cub pull toy, the back with lever mechanism producing a 'growl' when pulled, one leg with cloth tag, made in U.S. Zone Germany, lacking ears.

Circa 1950, 20"/30 cm high.

Sold for 480 (2005).


Steiff bearA large Steiff bear pull toy, the left ear containing a metal button with raised capital letters, STEIFF, the back with lever mechanism producing a 'growl' when pulled, one leg with cloth tag, Made in U.S. Zone Germany.

Circa 1950, 30"/45 cm high.

Sold for 2,700 (2005).


1906 - 1909 | 1910 - 1959