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Steiff began producing stuffed animals in Germany in the late s but didn't gain wide recognition until the company's famous "Teddy" bears were first manufactured in This price guide is designed to help you identify and value Steiff animals. The values provided are for animals in a similar condition to the one shown in the photo.
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Three years later, a doctor in Ulm diagnosed her with polio. Many attempted cures and doctor visits were all in vain and her parents begin to despair. She was taken to school in a handcart by her siblings and neighbouring children.
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Your search has returned results. Save your search - find out immediately when "Teddy bear" is available at auction! Steiff Beagle Scout Bear, s, beige mohair fur, excelsior stuffing, fully jointed, peach felt pads, glass eyes, brown embroidered mouth nose and claws, ht 11 in.
With the help of her nephew Richard, Margarete Steiff established the Steiff company indevoted to the production of mohair animals and stuffed bears. Appolonia Margarete Steiff was born in Giengen 24th Julythe third of four children. She had two older sisters and a younger brother. Margarete was a very lively and well-built child.
Think again. The prints were made 15 years before Steiff created the first documented teddy bear. The first and oldest model Steiff bear that survives is the Rod Bear.
A ny time we hear the name Steiff, we automatically visualize a delightful teddy bear - perhaps a hundred years old, or perhaps a brand new teddy. Rarely do we associate this venerable name with other plush animals, but the fact is, Steiff made other creatures before the teddy bear was born. It is certainly true that a very large part of the company's production is geared for our lovable teddy bears, and you might be amazed at how many animals are crafted by this company and how many people collect them.