Teddy Bear with mini felt Elephant – 2020


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2020 Limited Edition of 1,880 pieces.  Released to commemorate the 140th Anniversary of Steiff company.  Founded back in 1880 by Margarette Steiff, who began making felt elephant pincushions, just like the one that teddy holds.  EAN006166.  Teddy is made of mohair.  The elephant is wool felt.

The elephant is a small 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.  The original bore the initials AS.  Anna Steiff was founder Margarette’s sister-in-law and the first original pin cushion elephant was gifted to her.    Teddy’s gold plated ‘button in ear’ features the elephant motif to mark Steiff’s 140th Jubilee Year.  Limited to 1,880 pieces world wide.  Teddy with Elephant will come with numbered certificate, Steiff Gift Box and original protective cardboard outer sleeve.

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 teddy bear in 1902.  They are famous for their ‘button in ear’ trademark.  Antique Steiff bears regularly command high valuations on ‘Antiques Roadshow’.

Amaging history… amazing price!  This is the Teddy to buy for 2020.