Old Bears & Friends

 

 

 

 

MABEL, A GORGEOUS OLD SMALL STEIFF BEAR

Meet Mabel!  Isn`t this little small Steiff girl just gorgeous?  She measures just over 8 inches in the standing position, but like lots of oldies, her hip joints are very stiff so she is more comfortable in the seated position!  Her shoulder joints are very arthritic and are more or less fixed in the position they are now in!  Dear old girl.  She has virtually no mohair left but would have originally been white blond. Her felt foot pads have been skillfully replaced.  I think she is a gorgeous shape, with a very long snout and long feet.  Just look at the lovely original brown nose and mouth stitching - at the end of that very long nose!  She is in very strong condition with the usual age wear marks for a bear of this age dating from about the 1920s so approaching her centenary.

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I really fell in love with Mabel`s outfit too.  Hand made many moons ago from fine pure wool in pink and beige.  She has little pink knitted pants, pink knitted skirt and a pink and beige striped jumper.   She is a perfect little size for a collector of small bears, or as a little bear to sit with a larger toy friend.  She is also ideal as a bear for an antique doll to hold. Please contact me if you have any queries or wish to purchase, as I am sure she will be on her way to a new loving home very soon   She is so reasonably priced for such a lovely old Steiff Bear, so don`t miss her, you will love her, I am sure!

MABEL IS SOLD AND VERY HAPPY IN HER NEW HOME.

 

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