Early Antique Steiff Teddy Bear. Presented for your consideration is this antique teddy bear. The bear could be an early Steiff or something else, we are not sure. It has a jointed body with long blond mohair, tan pads and embroidered nose and claws. The bear is completed with glass eyes and is stuffed with straw.It has a hump back with a growler inside of the belly. The growler can be felt but unfortunately is no longer working. The body is jointed at the legs, arms and head. All joints move with ease.
The button in ear tag is missing but the original red embroidering is still in the ear where the button would have been. The bear comes from a CLEAN, SMOKE FREE environment. This RARE early teddy bear would make a great addition to any stuffed animal or Steiff collection!Some wear is on the pads of the feet and hands. As previously stated the growler is no longer working and the button in ear tag is missing.
A very small tear is in one of the hands. Otherwise the bear is free of rips and tears.Light wear from age and play. Overall in VERY GOOD condition for its age. Please refer to the photos for the absolute best details. Measures 5" from hand to hand, 3" from the front of the nose to the back of the head and 9 tall. These charges are the buyers responsibility. We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as gifts - US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior. Please note that we try our hardest to assure accurate descriptions of the items we list.
Thank you and good luck! This item is being offered by: The Hitching Post Antiques Mall. We are located 2 miles west of beautiful Tecumseh, Michigan, on M-50 near the intersection of M-52. Our store operates seven days a week, 361 days a year, during the hours of 10:00 a. - Your Friends at the Hitching Post Antiques Mall.Please check out my other items. And be sure to add me to your favorites list. The item "RARE Early STEIFF Antique 9 Long Mohair JOINTED TEDDY BEAR Hump Back with Growler" is in sale since Tuesday, January 30, 2018. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Bears\Steiff". The seller is "hitchingpostantiques" and is located in Tecumseh, Michigan. This item can be shipped worldwide.