Here for your consideration is a beautiful, friendly and very cute, vintage, 15 Steiff, commemorative, black Titanic, limited edition, teddy bear that was made in 1992, one of only 7000 ever made, model number EAN 406805 complete with swing tag, paperwork and original presentation/display box. A really exquisite teddy bear, hand crafted with deep plush black coloured mohair, which is fully five way jointed, hand stitched nose and mouth, black eyes with red rings, denoting sadness and crying over the tragic sinking of RMS Titanic.
This lovely treasured Steiff teddy bear proudly wears the classic gold-plated button-in-ear with white/black printed identification ribbon. A limited edition, commemorative (90 years) bear this one being numbered 2855 of 7000. Condition: A lovable and cute little teddy bear in very good original condition. On the 14th of April 1912 the passenger liner, Titanic, sank with the tragic loss of 1513 lives. To show solidarity with Britain's mourning period, Steiff Bears created 494 black mohair bears to remember those who had passed away.In 2012 to commemorate the centenary that has passed since that sad night, Steiff Bears bring us a new black mohair bear in memory of Titanic. He is made from the finest glossy, short-pile black mohair, with pale felt paw pads and wide amber pupil eyes. He is 5-way jointed with wobble joints and carries a growler in his tummy. Steiff is a German based toy company. It was begun in 1880 by Margarete Steiff, who was later assisted by her brother Fritz. However, children began playing with them, and in the years following, she went on to design many other successful animal-themed toys. Margarete Steiff's nephew Richard joined the company in 1897 and gave the company an enormous boost in popularity by creating the teddy bear in 1902.
The Steiff company motto, as styled by Margarete Steiff, is "Only the best is good enough for children". The most common materials used in Steiff toys are alpaca, felt, mohair, and woven plush. Eyes are generally made of wood or glass, and the stuffing is commonly wood shavings or polyester fibres.
The famed "button in ear" was devised by Margarete's nephew Franz in 1904, to keep counterfeits from being passed off as authentic Steiff toys. Its metal and originally had the symbol of an elephant, later replaced by the name "Steiff". Height: 15 inches or 40 cm.
Weight: 1lb 7 oz or 671 grams. This lovely little bear will be gently and carefully wrapped for his loving new owner. As you're already probably aware, limited edition, Titanic, Steiff teddy bears are becoming hugely collectable. They've always increased in value, so real investment potential with this wonderful little bear. This bear would make an ideal gift.
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