Steiff Elliot teddy bears

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2015-06-26 10:50:14

Steiff Elliot teddy bears are collectible teddy bears manufactured by Steiff in 1908.

Steiff

Steiff is a German teddy bear manufacturer founded by Margarete Steiff in the 19th century.

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 that continues to this day.

Steiff Elliot teddy bears

Steiff Elliot teddy bears were produced in blue mohair in 1908 and came in a blue suedette drawstring pouch. They are rare.

How much are Steiff Elliot teddy bears worth?

A Steiff Elliot teddy bear sold for £49,500 at a Christie’s auction in 1993.

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