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In 1902 Richard Steiff made the first teddy bear, on the basis of his sketches of the brown bears at Stuttgart Zoo, which was codenamed 55PB. 55 was the size of the teddy bear in centimetres, the P stood for ‘Plusch’ (plush) and B ‘Beweglich’ (movable). The bear looked like a real bear and his arms and legs were attached to the body by means of string that was fastened with a knot just below the plush. This allowed the arms and legs to move, something that wasn’t possible before. Until then, the bears were usually on four legs, which couldn’t move.
This fantastic interpretation of the iconic 55PB teddy bear from Steiff's innovative range Teddies For Tomorrow, which highlights the use of sustainable and eco friendly manufacturing processes and materials. He is made from soft and textured brown plush fabric crafted from bamboo. His stuffing has been produced from corn fibres and his feet are made from Violan (a herbal material made from fast growing renewable resources, sustainably procured and finished in Germany in environmentally friendly processes). This handsome bear proudly wears his brass chest tag which is etched with the Steiff company logo and he has a brass 'Button in Ear'.
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.
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Steiff's first "Long To Reign Over Us" musical bear was created to commemorate the landmark milestone of Queen Elizabeth II becoming the longest reigning British monarch of all time. Now, after her sad passing in September 2022, Steiff have released this wonderful accompaniment to that celebratory bear. This "Long To Reign Over Us" King Charles III...
Steiff's exquisite musical teddy bear "Long To Reign Over Us" commemorates the landmark milestone of Queen Elizabeth II becoming the longest reigning British Monarch, surpassing the record of longevity of reign originally held by her Great-Great-Grandmother; Queen Victoria. "Long to Reign Over Us" has been crafted from the finest winter...
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This delightful musical teddy bear is the 2021 Annual Teddy Bear by Hermann Spielwaren. Known as "Me and My Teddy Bear" because of the melody he plays, he is made from soft pale blond mohair and is filled with wood shavings. He wears a beautiful collar around his neck and his...