Thursday, 13 January 2011

Rare Steiff Skier from one of my favourite museums

Here I am trying not to blog about Steiff for a while and then I get sent this lovely picture. Steiff dolls are amongst my favourite things, this one I believe is called Schiduen or Skiduen 40, he appears on page 429 of the early grey Steiff Sortiment. Although the one I want most is the fat skier!
So I thought I must share him with you. He comes from the Norddeutsches Spielzeugmuseum (North German Toy Museum) in Soltau. There is a link to this museum on the right top of this blog. One of the best toy museums I know and they have some very special Steiff dolls.
Well worth a visit if you are ever that way.

Monday, 10 January 2011

A huge Chiltern Hugmee for sale on my website

Look at this wonderful chap, he dates from the 1950s and is the biggest size Hugmee you can buy. He is 36in. high.
Here he is taking up half the sofa in front of the Christmas tree, what a great addition to any collection.

You can find him now on

Rare Steiff lying Foxterrier

Look what turned up.. a mint wool version of this toy, isn't he wonderful. He now has a new home with my client who missed out in the Christie's sale. A happy ending.

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I am sorry I disappeared for the winter.. like this doggie I have been very lazy and neglected my blog.
Here is Steiff's stunning lying Fox (Fox Terrier) from the 1930s. He sold in the Christie's auction for an amazing £7500. The under bidder was very upset not being successful, so if you have an example you want to sell.. please get in touch...

I will not be so tardy and blog a bit more often for the new year.