Steiff Blond Original Teddy, circa 1951-1953
Medium-sized, this classic Steiff bear is made of blond mohair with brown and black glass eyes. His mohair is excellent but his paw pads all show moderate wear (see photos). Traditionally stuffed with wood shavings, he has no button but he retains a remnant of the US Zone label. He has a good working squeaker and wears a neck ribbon. signed by Hans Otto Steiff, a direct descendant of Margarete Steiff and president of the Steiff company from 1951 to 1984.