STEIFF BEAR IN HIS SAILOR SUIT
What a gorgeous
old Steiff - I have to admit that I think he is
marvellous, and one of my favourites. Whilst I
like to find perfect virtually unplayed with condition
bears for my customers, I also love to find and offer
bears which have developed, with love over the years,
loads of character - this is such a bear.
Character cannot be replicated, it just comes with
cuddles over the years. He is a chocolate colour boy, who has
a lost a lot of his mohair, however the base material is
strong and he does not have any issues in that respect.
The pads have been covered many moons ago - it could be
much of his original pads are under their "covers" - but
I like him as he is. He measures about 11 inches
or just a bit over.
His joints are very stiff but will rotate with a bit of
careful help - it`s an age thing joint stiffness - as
many of us know! He has an adorable face with a
smiley mouth and the remains of his nose stitching -
remarkably he retains his early FF button in his ear.
He dates from circa 1908.
on picture to the left for a larger view.