Steiff elephant 1920's

May 09, 2019. 15:27 UTC
Steiff elephant 1920's
Donna
United States of America

Category
Teddy bears

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
Yes
Description

10×10" high and length. Mohair with Small wood chips inside. Has steiff tag in ear. Was my fathers toy when he was a baby

Provenance

Was my fathers toy they lived in Greenwood lake new york

$400 - $600 (United States Dollar)
Answered within about 1 hour
May 09, 16:34 UTC
By Madelia

Dear Donna,

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

A Steiff Elephant Pull Toy
circa 1920s
Mohair with metal wheels, wool blanket
10 by 10 inches
retains Steiff ear tag
$300-500

Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, and thank you again for using Mearto.

Donna kunisch May 10, 11:29 UTC

sorry he is actually 13 X11" i had him at an appraiser years ago along with another steiff i own, i was told at that time they were worth about 3000 to 5000 thousand because they are both a rare make of the toy. did their value
drop that much over the years
Thank you
Donna

Madelia May 11, 13:04 UTC

Hi Donna,
That does change the value, a little, to $400-600.
The market for these - and many other antiques - is not what it used to be.
I wonder if the value on the appraisal was for insurance? The values given at Mearto are for auction / fair market whereas insurance values are usually significantly higher - twice or three times as much.
I hope that answers your questions. Please let me know if I can answer any other questions for you.

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