Before Richard Steiff's revolutionary invention of joints to make teddy bears move, wheels on a frame were used. The bear on wheels was produced as early as 1894 and have been found to be made as big as 100cm. This delightful 17cm replica of the bear on wheels is of the 1904 version which featured this wheel frame and the very first "Button in Ear" - an elephant button without a tag. He is made from the finest brown alpaca and like the original would have been; stuffed wth wood shavings and has wooden eyes.
He is limited to only 904 pieces and has a replica of this original "Button in Ear" and his modern day Steiff tag on his back leg. He is presented with a numbered certificate in a Steiff gift box with a cardboard outer sleeve.
Margarete Steiff GmbH is the oldest and most famous teddy bear and soft toy manufacturer in the world. Founded in 1880 by Margarete Steiff, the company motto is “Only the best is good enough for our children”. Credited with inventing the first teddy bear in 1902, the company is best known for its “Button in Ear” trademark.
Steiff's charming 1909 replica teddy bear is made from the finest brown mohair, and he exudes the character of the bears from a period of Steiff's history which would have been witness to visits by Margarete Steiff to the factory. This exquisite replica has been stuffed with wood shavings and...
This traditional Steiff teddy bear is made from blond mohair. Based on an original 1909 design, he is supplied in a complimentary Steiff gift box as shown. Size: 35cm / 14 inches with growler 5-way jointed Age: 14+ Surface washable Margarete Steiff GmbH is the oldest and most famous teddy bear and...
The 1910 replica teddy bear is inspired by bears of the age that embodied completely the exquisite craftsmanship of the original Steiff master craftsmen. Combining all of the insignia of this classic era for Steiff teddy bears, this charming bear has a prominent bear hump, powerful long arms and endearing...