Sunday, 22 August 2010

Sorry to keep talking Steiff...but

here are some more delights from Christie's sale on 13th October 2010.

This is a beautiful standing velvet cat from around 1908, look at his original ribbon stamped Steiff.. there must been 15 similar velvet cats in the sale!!

Here is the maddest white rabbit you have ever seen. This has a Muster button, so was made as a sample. He is in perfect condition and has Steiff button and complete red cloth tag. From the late 1920s, he is completely amazing.
Look at this great Teddy Baby.. don't you just love his frosted mohair.
Here is a rare white mohair muzzle Teddy Bear, very rare in this colour. Not everyones cup of tea, but I love them...
This is a great Peter Rabbit, sold originally at one of the Steiff Festival Auctions. He has a blank button and is amazing condition.
One of a large selection of Steiff woollen animals, this hunting fox is very rare and comes complete with button and cream paper tag.
One of my favourite items in the sale, a duck cart with Puck driver..
And finally something not so rare, but very beautiful. A Steiff blonde Teddy Bear, what a darling!
Christie's are only printing a limited number of this catalogue. It will be an amazing record, 641 lots all illustrated in colour. Virtually everything Steiff made. I would strongly recommend ordering one soon. To order use the details below..

The e-mail address is:

Teddy Bears - A private collection sale number 5035.
Rest of world = £22
European €32
USA $34

Friday, 6 August 2010

Here is another beauty from the Christie's Steiff auction..

This is a mohair and felt Clown Roly-Poly from around 1910..

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Can anyone help me with this Steiff Lion?

Look at this lion, do you know why he was made? He is from the 1950s, he seems to have the same body as the Meckies and Dwarves from this period. He is the most beautiful character. He is holding a piece of paper which has pencil writing on it, this hard to read, but says something like 'Eine kinde..... wi..sor'?

If you can help, I would love to hear from you.

Thanks Daniel

I have added a photo of the piece of paper... can anyone read it and does it give you a clue to what he is?

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Christie's Steiff Auction 13th October 2010

Here is a rather lovely black Steiff Teddy Bear, circa 1913. Sixteen inches of rare Teddy!
One of the many amazing Steiff Teddy Bears and soft toys to be included in the sale.

If you would like a copy of the full colour catalogue, email Christie's and place an order soon..