08 September 2022

Thinking I have a steiff bear but not 100% sure.


Not for sure


I know nothing

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Answered within about 15 hours
By Delia
Sep 08, 19:06 UTC
Fair Market Value
$75 - $125 USD
Suggested Asking Price $150 USD
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Hi Zachary,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A vintage post-war blond mohair teddy bear
European, probably Germany, mid 20th Century
The jointed long-hair mohair bear with elongated hairless snout, glass eyes, sewn nose and mouth, dressed in a patterned cotton dress, holding a bag in one paw. Stuffed with excelsior, no growler.
approximately 10 inches long
CONDITION: appears to be in generally good condition
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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Zachary tuttle Sep 09, 06:44 UTC

Whatever it’s stuffed with isn’t soft. More along the lines of hard. I know that it’s jointed. That bag on the one hand has something in it. Feels like a button but the only way to open it is by ripping it. And I don’t know if I should do that. Maybe the growler is inside the bag.

Delia Sep 09, 17:50 UTC

The growler would be a fairly large but short cylindrical object, sort of like a very thick (1+ inch) coin. If you can find a way to carefully open the bag to see if there's a button, that would useful in case it says who made this bear. I'm not able to make any attributions to makers.

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