From this unintended divergence was born one of Steiff's most striking and appealing faces, the cone nosed bear. Basel's unique cone nose adds an incredible depth of character to an already exceptional bear.
His luxurious curly mohair complements his "turn of the centre" good looks. Basel doesn't come with a box, instead he comes with a wonderful large embroidered cloth bag (see photo) and a certificate of authenticity. Basel has been living in a smoke free home with adult collectors, he has only been displayed and has not been handled much to help preserve him and is therefore in super condition. One thing I will mention for completeness is that there is a small scratch on his right eye, I have tried to photograph this but it is so hard to see and in real life you cannot notice it.
He comes complete with his original bag and certificates as shown in the photo. With his superb looks and wonderful history, Basel would be a real talking point in any collection! I have an extensive mix of other items available including many other bears, please have a look at my other items as you never know what you might find!
Many thanks for looking and please do not hesitate to get in contact if you have any queries. The item "Steiff BASEL THE CONE NOSED BEAR (668319) 64 cm Mohair Ltd Edition" is in sale since Wednesday, October 28, 2020. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Bears\Steiff". The seller is "mrmacawber" and is located in Peterborough Cambridgeshire, GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.