Both big and small steiff fans immediately recognise the yellow steiff ear tag with red. The noted german doll historians, marianne and jurgen cieslik, tell the story of the german plush toy company from its. See more ideas about antique teddy bears, antique toys and steiff teddy bear. Research 15,069 steiff prices and auction results in collectibles. How to tell ageworth of a steiff bear the ebay community. Josey grizzly bear with story book steiff 140th anniversary. The button in the ear, knopf im ohr in german indicates that this lion was. This ted certainly has classic early steiff proportions. Nicely put together with all the dates and history of this amazing family that started the teddy craze. To restore or not to restore, thats the steiff question. Although over the years the design of the button has changed its one that is.
Corduroy the birthday bear the beloved childrens book character, celebrates his landmark 40th birthday in 2008 and steiff has created the most fabulous corduroy ever, a special limited edition with a goldplated button in ear. This would make perfect sense given the timeline provided by the family. Given his steiff imprinted button in ear, he could be as early as 1906. He is listed in the steiff sortiment book on page 331 and retains his button and flag. Margarete steiff july 24, 1847 may 9, 1909, was a seamstress who in 1880 founded margarete steiff gmbh, making toy stuffed animals. Perfect one to add to your collection to help identify and learn about your old steiff animals. A steiff brand tag was attached and the famous steiff button in ear was born. He is the larger of the 2 sizes made, measuring approximately 3 long and 2 high overall. When margarete steiff founded her plush toy company in 1880, the first toy she sold from her factory was a little elephant. The complete idiots guide to independent filmmaking by josef steiff and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Each webzine issue features articles about our creative artists, news about clubs, special.
Look for the famous steiff button in ear trademark since 1902 a symbol of the highest quality products discover prime book box for kids story time just got better with prime book box, a subscription that delivers editorially handpicked childrens books every 1, 2, or 3 months at 40% off list price. Little elephant, 140 anniversary ean 084119 is a 2020 steiff worldwide yellow tag edition from the 140 years of steiff collection. Great escapes tokyo teddy bear in gift box rosa steiff online. His tag says steiff and the numbers 020241 made in austria and on the back of the tag it says pa 55 mass73 and has the little button and his le. But if your bear is in good condition bonus if its like new or never been played with, it will likely fetch a higher price at auction. Crafted by steiff of germany, these editions feature the yellow steiff buttoninear tag that is recognized around the world for quality. Steiff animals and dolls identification and value guide.
Make offer steiff button in ear book limited edition. Button in ear, the steiff encyclopedia by jurgen and marianne cieslik. Unfollow steiff button to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. Curious to know the value of your steiff stuffed animal. Thankfully, the specific design of the buttons has changed over the years and you can date the piece by its button. The steiff encyclopedia, the history of teddy bears. Steiff clownteddy, 22 cm, 1928 30, button with long. Starting on page 30 of the first steiff sortiment book are pictures of these bearscirca 194950.
Book will automatically be added to your cart at checkout. More recently, most buttons were marked steiff and accompanied by a yellow ribbon. A celebration of steiff timeless toys for today book new. The steiff encyclopedia, the history of teddy bears and his friends cieslik, jurgen, cieslik, marianne on.
The steiff buttoninear and white limited edition tag are your assurances that this bear. Steiff button is the classic way the steiff marks out its bears, a gold button and ribbon, usually in the ear, is a good sign of a genuine antique. Bears and buds is your online monthly teddy bear magazine with a global buyers guide directory to locate artists, manufacturers and suppliers. The steiff encyclopedia, the history of teddy bears and his friends 9783921844182 by cieslik, jurgen. What do the numbers on the steiff ear tag button mean. Crafted by steiff of germany, these editions feature the yellow steiff button in ear tag that is recognized around the world for quality. Steiff button in ear is a world wide renowned and unique trademark, which still stands for quality, richness of ideas and entrepreneurial spirit. Working from the original german archives of steiff the respected researchers have written the authoritative book on the maker of, arguably, the worlds most famous teddy bear and animal maker. Great escapes munich teddy bear in gift box honig steiff. Steiff knopf im ohr book by jurgen and marianne cieslik. German teddy bear by steiff with original button, and three early bear books. This teddy bear is accompanied by the lovingly crafted gift box in a book. German teddy bear by steiff with original button,and. Although over the years the design of the button has changed its one that is still easily recongnisable as a steiff product.
Little elephant with free book, 140 anniversary ean 084119 by. Make offer steiff knopf im ohr book by jurgen and marianne cieslik. Every original steiff animal with the worldfamous trademark, the steiff button in ear, shows that it comes from one of the best families and every steiff teddy bear and steiff animal proudly wears an ear tag as a clearly recognisable identification. Celebrate our 140th anniversary by sharing your magical memories of owning a furry friend with the button in ear. Button in ear steiff book teddy bear dog rabbit mohair. This ear tag is used for special limited edition articles. In the anniversary year of 2020, we are celebrating 140 years of the collection. A specially minted medallion commemorating the year 2020 is the perfect finishing touch. His woolen pom pom body is a bright yellow with brown airbrushed stripes. Steiff classic teddy bears at the toy shoppe steiff yellow. Aug 15, 2017 as the uks leading supplier in steiff bears, you will find a great range of bears including limited editions and bears exclusive bears to us. His steiff button has been attached to his wing, and he has no ears, but dont worry. However, this guide is useful wherever you see steiff animals whether it is an auction site, some other internet seller, an antiques store, a flea market, or any other place. How to identify steiff bears by ear tag on bears and buds.
The steiff button was an idea thought up by margarete steiffs nephew franz steiff. Played with steiff items would be valued below the low value. Steiff values are based on the item being nrfb never removed from box or in new condition. That means if your bear is particularly old, its likely to have been well loved and played with. Meet the teddy bear artists, find bearmaking suppliers, locate teddy bear shows and events. See more ideas about steiff teddy bear, teddy bear and antique teddy bears. The wellknown metal button has been found in the ear of most steiff toys since 1904. Im showing a picture of a rare block letter button from 1947 that is on my steiff studio monkey. The online magazine covers every sector of the teddy bear world. This is a great book about steiff, 264 pages, many pictures and alot of history. The famed button in ear was devised by margaretes nephew franz in 1904, to keep counterfeits from being passed off as authentic steiff toys. Initially engraved with an elephant motive, the metal button soon wore the trademark and therefore became inseparable with the brand.
Tell us how your favorite steiff teddy bear or animal has touched your life. Beginners guide to steiff identifying margarete steiff. German teddy bear by steiff with original button,and three early bear books. At eighteen months, margarete contracted a high fever that left her. This mohair bear with blank steiff button in the ear has shoe button eyes, tan stitched nose, mouth, and claws, and felt paw pads. Bing and steiff dating and identification grandmas. However, this guide is useful wherever you see steiff animals whether it is an auction site, some other internet seller, an antiques store, a. Steiff animal with the worldfamous trademark, the steiff button in ear, shows that it. The little elephant with his sshaped trunk made an appearance on stieff products from 1897. This 22kt gold plated medallion hangs from a shiny mauve ribbon around the bears neck.
Apr 18, 2017 look for the metal button that is pegged into the left ear of each steiff bear. The steiff buttoninear and white limited edition tag are your assurances that this bear is a genuine steiff creation and a coveted limited edition. All steiff values shown are for items with original ear tag with button, chest tag, certificate if issued and box or bag if originally provided. The toy shoppe offers a great selection of steiff worldwide yellow tag teddy bears and animals. He wears a blue and yellow ultrasuede saddle, a special 140 anniversary chest tag that features the iconic elephant logo and a silver buttoninear with a yellow tag. Look for the metal button that is pegged into the left ear of each steiff bear. Early on, the button had an image of an elephant on them. Jan 22, 2011 the steiff button was an idea thought up by margarete steiff s nephew franz steiff. The noted german doll historians, marianne and jurgen cieslik, tell the story of the german plush toy company from its earliest days. Complete inventory of dolls, teddies, stuffed animals, with value guide, identification clues.
The limited edition number, the total number of articles and the year of issue are also printed on the reverse side of these tags. These include steiff animals that have been manufactured for specific customers or countries. The company starting sewing metal buttons in the left ears of its creations in 1904 to identify their animals from other competitors mimicking their designs. Don freemans storybook character, corduroy, a little bear with a missing button, is one of the bestloved bears. The certificate is inside the book and there is a record in the back of the book which plays teddy bears picnic. Every steiff friend has a story, and we cant wait to hear yours. Bear values steiff, merrythought,gund,hermann, deans.
He wears a blue and yellow ultrasuede saddle, a special 140 anniversary chest tag that features the iconic elephant logo and a silver button in ear with a yellow tag. Big beautiful photos of old teddies and many steiff animals and dolls. Cieslik, marianne and a great selection of similar new, used and collectible books available now at great prices. Steiff knopfimohr button inear what the buttons actually mean.
It is metal and originally had the symbol of an elephant, later replaced by the name steiff. I bought this book for my wife and she has not put it down since i gave it to her. The steiff button in ear trademark knopf im ohr was registered in december 1904 and patented in 1905. The steiff encyclopedia, the history of teddy bears and his friends. Over the years, the buttons have been made from a few different metalsbrass, iron, nickelplated and, for special limited edition bears, goldplated. My aunt found this steiff bear a long time ago and we are trying to figure out what year this cute little bear was he made. Steiff vintage teddy bear soft and cuddly plush animal toy 12 authentic steiff. Underscored f steiff button 191927 bing red tag 1920. All steiff values shown are for items with original ear tag with button, chest tag, certificate if. This beautiful wooly coral fish was made by steiff between 196877. The most obvious feature of any steiff is its trademark button in ear.
The steiff value is calculated by current retail prices and closed auction sales. Like redlyn said they have a silver script button in their ear. Steiff teddy bear set sealed book not your ordinary bear button in ear. You will find this tag on limited edition steiff bears and animals which are new to the range. Steiff teddy bears brown button estate sale services. Steiff vintage mopsy dog steiff ear button and flag. Great escapes munich teddy bear in gift box honig steiff online. What do the different steiff button in ear tags mean.1121 185 1204 1383 465 855 142 848 413 1497 180 1038 315 476 1605 120 792 608 1078 1244 243 1257 1177 1411 1109 1049 556 1592 638 596 121 1231 253 1121 327 1140 1058 1106 8 505 953 1240 673 676 1029