The Steiff Company is one of the most well-known toy manufacturers in the world. The company was founded by Margarete Steiff in 1880 when she was just 21 years old.
As a child, Margarete had always wanted to make stuffed animals and dolls for children who couldn’t afford them. This dream became her reality when she opened the factory doors with her brother Karl in 1880.
Then, in 1902, the company invented the world’s first Teddy bear! They quickly gained a reputation for quality; Steiff animal toys made from alpaca, cashmere, cotton velvet, mohair, wool felt, and valuable woven plush.
Collectible Steiff Teddy Bears
Teddy bears from the early 1900s are some of the most highly sought after collectibles today! Each bear has its own characteristics that make it stand out among the rest. Some have unique fabrics or constructions in their legs, while others have different-sized glass eyes in varying shapes and colors.
Steiff teddy bears are made from high-quality materials including mohair wool for their fur coats, glass eyes that are carefully hand painted on, and even hand-knotted French knots for the teddies’ glass bead noses.
Vintage Steiff Animals
Steiff toys are well loved because they are so lifelike; each one looks like it could be your next best friend! The Steiff Company is still producing stuffed animals much like those made when the company was first founded, and they haven’t lost their charm.
Their products are still made from high-quality materials and with the same amount of care and attention to detail. This means that, in addition to bringing charm to any display, these pieces are sure to hold their value.
Steiff Original Teddy Bear
When it comes to classic teddy bears, there is none more iconic than Steiff’s original Teddy bear. This beloved toy was recently re-released in a limited edition, and collectors went wild for it!
1926 Steiff Teddy Bear
This Steiff 1926 Teddy bear is a 26-inch tall grey and brown teddy bear that celebrates the anniversary of Steiff’s founding. He is made of finest mohair, has glass eyes, and is filled with wood shavings and synthetic filling.
He wears an anniversary neck ribbon and comes in a special edition box. This collectible teddy bear would make an excellent addition to any vintage toy or Steiff collection.
Limited Edition Steiff Polar Bear
Wertoys is excited to offer this exclusive Steiff Polar Bear! This limited edition piece is made exclusively for F.A.O. Schwarz, and boasts the highest quality materials and craftsmanship. The Steiff Polar Bear is a must-have for any Steiff or stuffed animal collector.
Spot Vintage Steiff Bears for Your Collection at We-R-Toys
Today’s Steiff bears are an heirloom-quality classic; they would make the perfect gift for yourself or someone special in your life. Whether you’re looking for a unique addition to your stuffed animal collection or something that will bring joy to someone special, Steiff is sure to do the job.
At We-R-Toys, we have a diverse collection of vintage Steiff bears for sale and the collaborative spirit to help you find the perfect one for your collection. For help hunting down the Steiff bear you need, reach out to our team today.