Little Felt Elephant (is not so little) – 2020


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2020 Limited Edition Steiff Little Elephant is 29cm in length.  It’s a larger size elephant reproduction of the little pin cushion that was the beginnings of the Steiff company in 1880, 140 years ago.  Made from white wool felt elephant wears a blue and yellow saddle bearing the initials AS.  Anna Steiff was founder Margarette’s sister-in-law and the original pin cushion elephant was gifted to her.  The saddle is attached by hand and secured with 14 black pins that echo the design of the elephant’s eyes.  The gold plated ‘button in ear’ features the elephant motif to mark Steiff’s 140th Jubilee Year.  Limited to 1,880 pieces world wide.  Elephant will come with numbered certificate, Steiff Gift Box.

Steiff is the oldest and most famous teddy bear and soft toy manufacturer in the world.  Founded in 1880 by Margarette Steiff, the company motto is “Only the best is good enough for children.”  Steiff invented the first ever jointed teddy bear in 1902.  They are famous for their ‘button in ear’ trademark.  Antique Steiff bears regularly command high valuations on ‘Antiques Roadshow’.