steiff bear 408793

Steiff bears

Steiff Teddy Replica 1912/1913

from the Steiff limited edition teddy bears archive


  • Size: 40cms
  • Surface washable
  • Code number: 408793

"Please read my interesting history"

Steiff Teddy Replica 1912/1913 has a magical story. When a Steiff collector viewed a regional auction he knew instantly that the bear in front of him was not as described in the catalogue and was a very special bear. The bear was named 'Ed' and the collector immediately bought him and contacted Steiff for a meeting to ascertain the bears provenance. Only after a final visit to the Steiff Archives was it confirmed "Ed" was previously an unknown bear. Believed to be a prototype and only the second red bear ever made by Steiff (after Alfonzo in 1908) "Ed" was dated circa 1913. The bear is made of the finest mohair and is fully jointed. He is stuffed with wood shavings and has wooden eyes (just as the original bear) and when tipped over the bear growls. Limited edition of just 1,000 pieces worldwise.

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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