Bears & Friends
MABEL, A GORGEOUS OLD SMALL STEIFF BEAR
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.
on picture to the left for a larger view.
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
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.