You should take a digital camera and photo the bears you are interested in. He would have been one of six different coloured bears in the sample production. This bear is from the 1940s. Look for either cloth ear tags or tags sewn into the seam in the chest area. I feel about 50 a steiff bear - for a real antique one would be a rough ball park I would be comfortable enough to gamble with knowing the little I do about steiff bears.
Do you have one of the valuable ones? Center seam bears are harder to find because they were made less often. In my humble opinion, the Schuco Yes-No is the single greatest bear toy ever made. The British Antique Bear 1906-1960s The , ca. That's it now, I won't post again - if the bears are any good and I buy them and list them, let's hope I don't lose, and if they are no good I won't buy them. We agree that your own beloved bear is the most valuable in terms of nostalgia. A nickel plated button with no raised lettering on it denotes one of the earliest Steiff bears.
All in all, you really have my heartfelt thanks! A precious and long-lastingly beautiful fibre that has been used since 1901 to make Steiff animals and Teddy bears with wonderfully lustrous, thick and velvety-feeling fur that is a pleasure to both big and small Steiff friends. A nickel plated button with no raised lettering on it denotes one of the earliest Steiff bears. The quality and detail make Bings among the highest-selling items at auction. Red's advice is very sound! Regarding older bears, color is very important. Plush — Perfect for baby soft skin The Steiff baby products use only the finest plush materials and with Steiff, you know your little one will be receiving the softest and most cuddly Teddy bear or animal. Appraised value has everything to do with first the condition of a Steiff bear and second the appeal to the collector.
A bit of research will help you to distinguish this small element of determining authenticity. Steiff products are subject to meticulous testing and inspection. Get to know the many variations you may run into once you start to explore stuffed bears. And I want to point out some features that really make this particular bear here stand out. Was hoping you would say - look for a 20 inch brown bear with this color eyes or some other clue.
These Steiff bears also had voice boxes. Another nice feature is that this is a white bear. It is exactly this enthusiasm for the beautiful things in life, the extraordinary, the desire for perfection that you will feel when you hold one of our animals in your hands and stroke its soft fur. There have been no claws added since 1970. Move the arms and legs of the bear.
Want to know what makes some bears so pricey? After millions of sales, Stieff migrated to the United States to design bears for the Ideal Manufacturing Company. Glass eyes were used from 1923 onward. Farnell made a limited number of turquoise, or teal, teddy bears, as did several other companies. Check to see what the body is stuffed with. Morris Michtom played a great role in the American toy industry and was a beloved benefactor to many less fortunate. Most of our experts will give appraisal values in context.
However, children began playing with them, and in the years following she went on to design many other successful animal-themed toys for children, such as dogs, cats and pigs. I also found a gorgeous small steiff with the ear tag a while back - i saw similar ones close at hundreds, but mine only got about 30. The French Antique Bear ca. As she said, the prices generally are not always right in them but the pictures may help you. This should kill the bugs. Remember that you could certainly have a valuable Steiff toy that does not have the Steiff button. Very old Steiff bears have old shoe button eyes from the Victorian Era.
I am going to buy an antique steiff bear collection next week and have no idea what to pay per bear. Brand new Steiff bears can range in price from £57 all the way up to £780 each. It shows that this is one of the many, wonderful animals and Teddy bears from the wide, unlimited Steiff assortment — an unmistakable original from the famous company with a long-standing tradition. The basic characteristics follow: J. And you brought us some X-rays that we can really see the interior of the bear. Because where things are created by hand, there is always alot of creativity, energy, ability, experience, enthusiasm for the little details, dexterity and instinctive feeling at work. They originally were designed by a famous animal painter, Kunz Weidlich, who emphasized the importance of looking lifelike.