Steiff Dicky teddy bears

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2015-06-26 10:50:13

Steiff Dicky teddy bears are collectible teddy bears, first manufactured by Steiff in 1930.

Steiff

Steiff is a German plush toy manufacturer, founded by Margarete Steiff in 1880.

Margarete Steiff’s nephew, Richard Steiff, designed “Bear 55PB” in 1902, arguably the world’s first toy bear.

In 1903, Richard presented the bear at the Leipzig Toy Fair. US businessman Hermann Berg saw the bear and placed an order for 3,000, setting Steiff on its way to success.

Steiff Dicky teddy bears

Steiff Dicky teddy bears were first produced in 1930. The white mohair, 33cm-high bears featured orange and black glass eyes, velvet pads and a squeaker.

Modern replicas have also been produced.

How much are Steiff Dicky teddy bears worth?

A circa 1930 Steiff Dicky teddy bear sold at Sotheby’s in 2007 for £26,400.

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