Steiff Bear
22 November 2022

Button in right ear - 4mm Steiff identification ginger short hair/fur Hump on back. black button eyes large snout paws - 2 stiches legs 2 stitches moveable arms and legs fabric sewn around legs at bottom


17inches in length


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By Denizalp D.
Nov 26, 01:21 UTC
Fair Market Value
$100 - $400 USD
Suggested Asking Price $200 USD
What does this mean?

Hello Jen,

I’m very glad that you chose Mearto for your online appraisal,

Considering the photographs, overall pattern, tag and the colours, I concluded that this is an Entirely Hand Made Steiff German Teddy Bear. The piece dates back to the period from 1920 to 1930. Since the piece does have shoe button eyes, we can conclude that considering the overall composition, this piece does not date later than 1930. The shou buttoned pieces were heavily made till mid 1920's and after 1930's the glass eyes became the standart. Your piece is ginger or dark blond as usually referred. Some pieces from pre WWII period were stocked, buttoned and sold after the WWI and there is a slight chance that this piece is one of them as well but there is no specific way to figure out since this was an extraordinary case. The piece's paws were somewhat restored as well as it's ankles but not in a professional manner. The piece has a shaved muzzle, depicting the characteristics of the period. The piece is in fair condition with signes of use and age.

Entirely hand made.

Dimensions: 17 Inches Tall

Condition: The piece is in fair condition with signes of use and age.

Provenance: Inherited


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Jen sink Nov 28, 03:42 UTC


Thanks for the email.

The button shows "steiff". Its hard to see.

Hope this helps. 🙃

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