steiff bear 403088

Steiff bears

Steiff Othello Titanic Replica 1912 - Read This Bears History

from the Steiff limited edition teddy bears archive


  • Size: 50cms
  • Internal Growler
  • Surface washable
  • Code number: 403088

"1912 - 2012 this 'BIG' bear is a collectors item"

On April 14th 1912 the passenger liner Titanic was speeding towards New York on her maiden transatlantic voyage when she struck an iceberg off the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, Canada, and sank with the loss of 1,513 lives. The whole of England was plunged into mourning and Steiff responded by producing black mohair bears to mourn the disaster too. Within weeks they were displayed in shop windows throughout London and sold out very quickly. Only 494 of this prized bear were made and here Steiff have made a replica of this very famous bear to commemorate the centenary and called him Othello.
This is a LARGE handsome bear of 50cm and is made from the finest black mohair. Fully jointed with head and limbs which are loosely atttached to the body making it easy to sit him in different positiions. He is stuffed with wood shavings just like the original bear was and he has sparkling glass eyes and when tipped you can hear him growl. Finally he has beige felt paw pads which contrast against the black so well and hand embroidered mouth and nose. Limited edition of 1,912 pieces worldwide. SORRY BUT THIS BEAR IS TOO LARGE TO SEND ABROAD.

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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