steiff bear 403163

Steiff bears

Steiff Replica 1948 Bear

from the Limited Editions Coming Soon archive

  • Size: 29cms
  • Internal Squeaker
  • Surface washable
  • Code number: 403163


After the end of World War 11 shortages forced Steiff designers to find alternative materials as the company attempted to resume normal production. As traditional mohair was unavailable, other types of fibre and fabrics were used in production. From this remarkable period of history comes our Teddy bear replica 1948. Instead of mohair, the plush is made from blond alpaca, which most closely approximates the look and feel of the wool plush used at the time. Because wool felt was also scarce during this period, the bear's paw pads are sewn from a stable cotton fabric. Like the original, our replica has glass eyes which are two tone black and brown, and is stuffed with exclelsior, which is a manmade stuffing. When you press his tummy he will squeak for you and his nose and mouth are hand-stitched. Airbrushed coloured accents help to bring about an aged look and his charming bow just brings him to life. Finally he has a period-style 'underscored'button which completes this exceptional vintage design. Limited edition of just 1,000 pieces worldwide. Delivery expected February/March 2014.

Surface washable.

White label with famous Steiff 'underscored' patinated steel button in the ear, just as the original bear found in the archives has.

This item is from the Steiff archive, and unfortunately is no longer available for sale

This product is not a toy and is intended for adult collectors only.

This item is part of our Steiff bears archive, and as such is no longer available for sale.

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