Antique/Vintage 13 inch Blond Mohair Steiff Teddy Bear. All pads covered with a new layer of felt similar to original felt that had significant wear. Age; Late 1930s -1949 approximately. Although most Original Teddy Bears had vertical stitched nose, early Steiff's and 1949 Steiff Original Teddy had horizontal stitched nose. Has thick cording used to hang tag.No metal button in ear. Has horizontal inverted triangle nose of dark brown floss, glass eyes, 4 claws on all paws.
Wear to mohair with some bald areas especially around the feet, back of arms and trunk center. Age; Based on US Zone when carmel color was used. The Steiff factory was taken over in early 1940s by Germany's Military to use for munitions plant.Before they could destroy all the factory's holdings, Steiff employee's came in at night and took as much as they could to place in various buildings/homes over the area. Over 15 cm Bears had vertical stitched nose, these early Steiff's and 1949 (- 1964) Steiff Original Teddy under 15 cm had horizontal stitched nose. Has partial thick woven tag of cotton under right arm with writing; de in // Zone // many (Made in US Zone Germany). Has small script Steiff metal button in ear. Has horizontal inverted rectangle nose of dark brown floss, glass eyes, 4 claws on all paws. Wear to mohair is minimal if any. Your satisfaction is important to us. We do not end our auctions early. Price of this item is base on our investment in it. We are usually not available to be reached on Sunday. Thank-you for taking the time to view this listing. The item "Rare Vintage 14 1951-3 Camel Original Mohair Steiff Teddy Bear ATB112312196" is in sale since Wednesday, November 23, 2016. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Bears\Antique". The seller is "bessaanna" and is located in Clio, Michigan. This item can be shipped worldwide.