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Auction Description for James D. Julia: Important Toy, Doll & Advertising Auction
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Preview: Tuesday, June 10, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Wednesday June 11, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Thursday, June 12, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. & Friday, June 13, 8:00-10:00 a.m.
Sale Notes:
Julia's is pleased to announce our June 13 Toy, Doll & Advertising auction. Our firm has a long history of conducting stellar auctions with tremendous quality, condition, rarity and diversity. The upcoming auction is no exception. It is an exciting array of fresh to the market, hard to find goods consigned from collections and estates from across the country. Particular areas of interest include the Chuck and the late Cathy Steffes collection of Steiff animals. This remarkable collection, amassed over several decades, represents the finest and largest collection of Steiff to ever come to auction in North America. Each of the approximately 120 lots being offered could easily be the crown jewel in any Steiff collection. The Steffes' collection is amazingly comprehensive, impeccably curated, and reflects the finest examples of Steiff design, quality, and craftsmanship from the turn of last century through the early 1950s. In addition will be a single owner collection of American and European Christmas items, a collection of quality cast iron airplanes, numerous early American and European tin toys, as well as clockwork, pressed steel, cast iron, and automotive toys, select Marklin trains and accessories, and more. The auction continues with fine French & German dolls, automatons, and accessories, antique advertising signs, calendars, displays, etc., salesman samples & patent models, coin-operated machines, music machines, a selection of doorstops, and much more for both the beginning and advanced collector. This is a sale you won't want to miss.

Important Toy, Doll & Advertising Auction

by James D. Julia


689 lots with images

June 13, 2014

Live Auction

203 Skowhegan Road

Fairfield, ME, 04937 USA

Phone: 207 453 7125

Fax: 207 453 2502

Email: loakes@jamesdjulia.com

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FINE AND EARLY STEIFF MOHAIR BEAR WITH BLANK BUTTON.

Lot 3000: FINE AND EARLY STEIFF MOHAIR BEAR WITH BLANK BUTTON.

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Description: This circa 1906 bear is both kapok and excelsior stuffed, making him very light in weight. Bear is 5-ways jointed and made from mohair which has aged to a delightful apricot color. The bear has a prominent back hump and classic early Steiff proportions. His face is detailed with black shoebutton eyes and a black hand-embroidered nose and mouth. He has four claws on each paw. This bear has a particularly endearing expression. He retains his blank button and traces of his white ear tag as his Steiff IDs. SIZE: Overall 12" t (30cm). Sitting 8" (20cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Slight wear to felt pads, otherwise very good. 1-13853

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SPECTACULAR AND IMPRESSIVE MID 1920s ERA WHITE STEIFF BEAR WITH BUTTON.

Lot 3001: SPECTACULAR AND IMPRESSIVE MID 1920s ERA WHITE STEIFF BEAR WITH BUTTON.

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Description: This show stopping and enormous white bear is made with white mohair which has mellowed to a cream color over time. Teddy is 5-ways jointed and toddler-esque in appearance with chubby limbs, oversized eyes and a remarkably playful personality and presentation. He has cream colored felt paw pads and brown hand-embroidered claws. Non-working growler. His sweet face is detailed with a brown hand-embroidered nose and mouth. Teddy retains his long trailing "F" button and traces of his red ear tag as his Steiff IDs. SIZE: Overall 28" t (72cm). Sitting 18" t (45cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Tiny bit of foxing on right paw pad and very minor spotting on foot pads. Otherwise very good. 1-13801

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MAGNIFICENT AND IMPRESSIVE LARGE AND EARLY WHITE STEIFF BEAR WITH BUTTON.

Lot 3002: MAGNIFICENT AND IMPRESSIVE LARGE AND EARLY WHITE STEIFF BEAR WITH BUTTON.

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Description: The crown jewel in any Steiff collection. This early and exquisite bear is made from white mohair which has mellowed gently over time. Teddy is 5-ways jointed, solidly stuffed and has classic early Steiff proportions including the pronounced back hump, long arms with curved tan felt paws and wrists, and long narrow feet, with four claws on each paw. With working growler. Teddy's face is detailed with black shoebutton eyes, a trimmed muzzle and a brown hand-embroidered nose and mouth. You can see a piece of the red felt underlying the nose stitching. Teddy has his small long trailing "F" button as his Steiff IDs. SIZE: Overall 28" t (70cm). Sitting 18" t (46cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Paw pads with slight soiling and wear. Possible reinforcement of ankles. Otherwise very good to excellent. 1-13779

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DELIGHTFUL VERY EARLY LARGE STEIFF BEAR WITH BUTTON.

Lot 3003: DELIGHTFUL VERY EARLY LARGE STEIFF BEAR WITH BUTTON.

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Description: A delightful vintage circa 1907 bear with a wise and pensive expression. This big boy is made from long gold mohair and is 5-ways jointed. He has a traditional appearance to him with his long arms, over-sized feet, and exaggerated back hump. His soulful face is detailed with black shoebutton eyes, trimmed muzzle area, and a black hand embroidered nose and mouth. You can see bits of the gray felt underlayer under the nose stitching. Teddy retains his trailing "F" button and traces of his white ear tag as his Steiff ID. SIZE: Overall 30" t (75cm). Sitting 19" t (48cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Felt pads with holes and essential repairs. Light overall mohair thinning. Overall good to very good. 1-13845

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GORGEOUS WHITE STEIFF 1920s ERA TEDDY BEAR WITH BUTTON.

Lot 3004: GORGEOUS WHITE STEIFF 1920s ERA TEDDY BEAR WITH BUTTON.

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Description: This impressive bear is made from long white shaggy mohair which has darkened slightly over time. He is 5-ways jointed, and solidly stuffed. Teddy has cream colored hand and paw pads. His face is detailed with oversized black and brown glass pupil eyes, a shaved muzzle and a brown hand-embroidered nose and mouth. Teddy has four brown claws on each paw. Teddy retains his larger trailing "F" button and small traces of his white ear tag. This bear has an utterly charming facial expression and presentation. SIZE: Overall 27" t (66cm). Sitting 19" t (47cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Light play wear and minimal mohair thinning. A few very small holes in handpad, foot pad possibly replaced, seam stitching on back of one arm. Otherwise very good. 1-13780

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CHARMING AND DELIGHTFUL EARLY 1920s WHITE STEIFF BEAR WITH BUTTON.

Lot 3005: CHARMING AND DELIGHTFUL EARLY 1920s WHITE STEIFF BEAR WITH BUTTON.

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Description: Teddy is made from white mohair which has mellowed gently over time. Teddy is firmly stuffed, 5-ways jointed, and has cream colored felt paw pads. Four brown hand-embroidered claws on each paw. Teddy's face is detailed with brown and black glass pupil eyes and a brown hand-embroidered nose. Teddy retains his larger trailing "F" button as his Steiff ID. SIZE: Overall 18" t (44cm). Sitting 12" t (30cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Tiny hole in felt in left paw pad, gentle surface wear to right foot pad. Otherwise very good. 1-13812

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EARLY AND ENDEARING BING BEAR WITH MARK.

Lot 3006: EARLY AND ENDEARING BING BEAR WITH MARK.

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Description: This circa 1910 Bing bear is made from lovely long blond mohair which has faded gently over time. She is 5-ways jointed with tan felt pads and black claw stitching. Her face is detailed with relatively small ears, black shoebutton eyes, shaved muzzle and a black hand-embroidered nose and mouth. Non-working growler. You can see a touch of the brown underlying felt under her nose. This bear has her early silver Bing mark under her left arm. SIZE: Overall 21" t (54cm). Sitting 14" t (36cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Light overall mohair loss. Paw pads with wear and restoration. Otherwise good. 1-13838

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CIRCA 1906 STEIFF BEAR WITH BUTTON.

Lot 3007: CIRCA 1906 STEIFF BEAR WITH BUTTON.

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Description: Teddy is 5-ways jointed and made from cinnamon colored mohair, which is still vibrant in his joints. He is 5-ways jointed and has tan pads with five black hand-embroidered claws evident on each paw. He has typical early Steiff proportions including long arms with spoon shaped paws, long and narrow feet, and a pronounced back hump. Teddy's face is detailed with black shoebutton eyes and a black hand-embroidered nose and mouth, which has faded in part to brown over time. A kind and gentle looking bear who was clearly someone's childhood companion many years ago. Teddy retains his training "F" button as his Steiff ID. SIZE: Overall 16" t (40cm). Sitting 10-1/2" (26cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Holes and foxing on both foot pads; restoration on both hand pads. Light mohair thinning, especially on bear's back. Otherwise very good. 1-13840

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ASTONISHINGLY RARE AND HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT ORIGINAL STEIFF ROD BEAR WITH ELEPHANT BUTTON.

Lot 3008: ASTONISHINGLY RARE AND HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT ORIGINAL STEIFF ROD BEAR WITH ELEPHANT BUTTON.

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Description: Where it all began-almost. The oldest Steiff teddy bear design as we know it in existence today. This utterly remarkable blond mohair bear is rod jointed, the second type of jointing Steiff experimented with at the very early turn of the last century. Bears with rod jointing were only produced for a small number of years and very few remain today. This bear is made from blond mohair, is 5-ways jointed, and has felt paw pads. He originally would have had five black claw stitches on each paw; he is missing a few stitches on his left hand paw. Teddy's body is very solidly stuffed. His early and lovely face is detailed with black shoebutton eyes, a shaved muzzle, a black hand-formed gutta percha nose, and a light brown mouth. And the piece de resistance, teddy has his original elephant button in his ear, perhaps the most desirable Steiff ID in the world. SIZE: Overall 15" t (38cm). Sitting 10-1/2" t (26cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Paw pad repairs on hands, a few small holes and divots in foot pads. You can see the red underlying felt lining on the right foot paw pad. General light playwear. For a bear of this age and importance, it doesn't get much better than this. 1-13811

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STUNNING & EXTREMELY DESIRABLE STEIFF YELLOW TEDDY BEAR FROM 1925 WITH BUTTON.

Lot 3009: STUNNING & EXTREMELY DESIRABLE STEIFF YELLOW TEDDY BEAR FROM 1925 WITH BUTTON.

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Description: This amazing and truly beautiful teddy bear design was produced because Richard Steiff, in a letter from America, insisted that Steiff bears, which had not changed significantly in design since their introduction at the turn of the last century, become more soft, colorful and warm, reflecting the culture of the time. This charming bear is made from very long, soft and curly slightly faded yellow mohair and is jointed 5-ways. Teddy has tan felt paw pads with four hand-embroidered claws on each. The distinctly youthful and feminine face is detailed with oversized brown and black glass pupil eyes, hand-embroidered nose and mouth, and a slightly shorter mohair muzzle. She retains her long trailing "F" Steiff button. This bear was also produced in pink mohair; overall from 1925-1930, 5271 yellow and 4794 pink examples were produced. SIZE: Overall 20" t (50cm). Sitting 12-1/2" t (30cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Tiny hole in right paw pad, very minor thinning. Otherwise very good to excellent. 1-13766

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SWEET AND CLASSIC LOOKING EARLY STEIFF BEAR WITH BUTTON AND PROVENANCE.

Lot 3010: SWEET AND CLASSIC LOOKING EARLY STEIFF BEAR WITH BUTTON AND PROVENANCE.

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Description: This circa 1910 Steiff bear is 5-ways jointed, firmly stuffed, and made from long curly gold mohair. Bear has exceptionally long arms, long narrow feet, and a pronounced back hump. Has tan colored felt paw pads with four black claws on each paw. With working growler. His beautiful face is detailed with black shoebutton eyes, a trimmed muzzle, and a black hand-embroidered nose and mouth. Bear comes with photo of his original owners and a letter explaining his history. Teddy has his small trailing "F" button and remnants of his white ear tag as his Steiff IDs. SIZE: Overall 24" t (60cm). Sitting 16-1/2" t (40cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Pinhole on right foot pad and a tiny hole on his left foot pad. Otherwise very good. 1-13828

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REMARKABLE AND MOST UNUSUAL VERY EARLY 6-WAY JOINTED MOHAIR STEIFF CAT WITH BUTTON.

Lot 3011: REMARKABLE AND MOST UNUSUAL VERY EARLY 6-WAY JOINTED MOHAIR STEIFF CAT WITH BUTTON.

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Description: A delightful and most unusual example of Steiff's mid-size 6-ways jointed cat. In this design, the head, limbs and tail are all jointed and fully posable. Cat is made from light gray colored mohair which has been highlighted with additional gray striping making her truly the cat's meow. She has tiny tan claws stitched on her paws. Cat's face is detailed with tiny green and black slit pupil eyes, a tiny pink hand-embroidered nose and mouth, a touch of pink paint and a few clear monofilament whiskers. Cat has her tiny trailing "F" button and crisp fully legible white Steiff ear tag. SIZE: 7-1/2" t (19cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Slightly dusty. Otherwise excellent. 1-13769

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OUTSTANDING LATE 1920s STEIFF

Lot 3012: OUTSTANDING LATE 1920s STEIFF "FLUFFY" CAT WITH ALL IDS AND WORKING MUSIC BOX.

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Description: This precious and most feminine looking cat is sitting, head jointed, and made from very long white and grey tipped mohair which has mellowed to an attractive lilac color over time. Her tail wraps around her body and she has red hand-embroidered claws on her front legs. Her forehead has a center seam and her face is detailed with oversized green and black glass pupil eyes, a pink hand-embroidered nose and mouth, and clear monofilament whiskers. She also retains traces of her original yellow-orange silk ribbon. Fluffy has a working music box which lets out a few happy notes when her sides are squeezed. This is a wonderful example and the smallest Steiff musical item this cataloger has ever seen; overall musical Fluffy was produced in 17, 22, and 30cm from 1928 through 1932. Fluffy retains her named chest tag, button, and fully legible red ear tag as her Steiff IDs. SIZE: Overall 6" t (15cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Slightly dusty and extremely minor mohair thinning on face and head, otherwise very good to excellent. 1-13775

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MAGNIFICENT STEIFF

Lot 3013: MAGNIFICENT STEIFF "FLUFFY" CAT ON A PINCUSHION.

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Description: A beautiful version of Steiff's 10cm "Fluffy" cat on a pink mohair pincushion. Fluffy is sitting, unjointed, and made from white and tipped mohair, which has taken on a distinctive lilac tone over time. Fluffy's face is detailed with green & black glass pupil eyes, a pink hand-embroidered nose and mouth and clear monofilament whiskers. Her bell is original, but her bow is not. Fluffy retains all of her original Steiff IDs including her metal rimmed "Fluffy" chest tag, long trailing "F" Steiff button, and red ear tag which includes her series number. She sits upon a pincushion, which is made from long and lovely pink mohair. A dream piece for any cat lover. SIZE: Overall 7" t (18cm) including pincushion. PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Very slight mohair thinning on forehead and back seam. Otherwise very good to excellent. 1-13781

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OUTSTANDING AND VERY EARLY STEIFF VELVET CAT PINCUSHION WITH BUTTON.

Lot 3014: OUTSTANDING AND VERY EARLY STEIFF VELVET CAT PINCUSHION WITH BUTTON.

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Description: Cat is lying, unjointed, and made from white velvet that has been painted with black and brown spots and stripes. He has a very long tail which sticks out straight behind him. Cat wears a light blue ruff which is original to him. Cat holds a tiny blue velvet pillow style pincushion between his two front paws. The pincushion is detailed with two tiny blue silk bows and a few silver straight pins. Cat's adorable face is detailed with tiny black shoebutton eyes, a light pink hand-embroidered nose and mouth that are highlighted with a touch of pink paint, and clear monofilament whiskers. This is only the second time this cataloger has seen this pattern; it is rare, classic, and truly demonstrates the best of Steiff's turn of last century design and manufacturing capabilities. This cat pincushion appeared in the line in this size only from 1902 though 1918. Cat retains her tiny trailing "F" button and traces of her white ear tag as her Steiff IDs. SIZE: Overall 3-1/4" t (8cm). PROVENANCE: Ex-Christie's Sale 5035 lot 88; Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Slightly dusty and a few discolorations in the velvet, otherwise excellent. 1-13792

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QUITE RARE AND EXCEPTIONALLY COLLECTIBLE STEIFF JACK RABBIT WITH BUTTON.

Lot 3015: QUITE RARE AND EXCEPTIONALLY COLLECTIBLE STEIFF JACK RABBIT WITH BUTTON.

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Description: Rabbit is standing and head and arm jointed. He has mohair hands and a mohair head. His clothes, which are integral to his body are made from velvet. He wears black leather shoes with ties, blue and white striped velvet socks, tan shorts, a brown blazer detailed with two brass-like buttons and a large silk tie. Rabbit's large mohair ears are lined in velvet and are posable with metal wires. Rabbit's face is detailed with large black and brown glass pupil eyes, brown hand-embroidered nose, and black mouth. He has a tiny red felt tongue and clear monofilament whiskers. This product is based on the character of a famous children's book written by Uncle Dave Cory and published by Grosset & Dunlop Books. Between 1927-1931, 2780 examples were produced. SIZE: 13" t (33cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Slightly dusty. Otherwise excellent. 1-13795

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NINE-PIECE STEIFF FELT RABBIT SKITTLE SET ON WOODEN PLINTHS.

Lot 3016: NINE-PIECE STEIFF FELT RABBIT SKITTLE SET ON WOODEN PLINTHS.

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Description: It is unusual to find an early turn of last century skittle set in such fine and complete condition. The set consists of eight tan felt begging rabbits on wooden skittles and one rabbit king pin dressed in a red felt top coat and crown. All rabbits are unjointed, have pink felt-lined ears, black shoebutton eyes, and a simple hand-embroidered pink nose and mouth. All are mounted on wooden plinths with the king pin on a slightly higher platform. With a green and pink felt skittle ball. All the rabbit skittles and the king pin retain their tiny trailing "F" Steiff buttons. This set was produced from 1892-1912. The American version had 10 skittles while the European version had 9. SIZE: Tallest is 10" (25cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Several wooden plinths with extremely small marks and dings from playwear. A few rabbits with very small holes in felt, very minor foxing, and dust. Otherwise in very good condition given the age and gaming nature of this extraordinary set. 1-13800

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LATE 1920s STEIFF PURPLE MOHAIR BEGGING RABBIT WITH BUTTON.

Lot 3017: LATE 1920s STEIFF PURPLE MOHAIR BEGGING RABBIT WITH BUTTON.

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Description: Rabbit is begging, head jointed, and made from white and the most joyously colored purple mohair. He has three tan hand-embroidered claws on his back legs. His long ears are lined in wire and are posable. His face is detailed with large black and brown pupil eyes, a pink hand-embroidered nose and mouth, and clear monofilament whiskers. Nonworking squeaker in belly. His bow and bell are original. This beloved and popular design was produced in sizes ranging from 11 to 70cm overall in light brown, white, gold, purple, pink, and light blue from 1926 through 1933. Rabbit retains his button and fully legible red ear tag as his Steiff IDs. SIZE: Overall 13-1/2" t (34cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: A touch of playwear to belly area, otherwise very good to excellent. 1-13767

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UNUSUAL FULLY JOINTED STEIFF RABBIT CIRCA 1920s.

Lot 3018: UNUSUAL FULLY JOINTED STEIFF RABBIT CIRCA 1920s.

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Description: Rabbit is 5-ways jointed, solidly stuffed and made from light blue mohair which has faded gently over time. Distinctively curved arms, straight legs and oversized long feet with black claws and no paw pads. Large ears are lined in wire and are posable, and show traces of pink highlighting. Face is detailed with black and brown glass pupil eyes, pink hand-embroidered nose and black mouth, and a touch of red to indicate his lips. Rabbit retains his original monofilament whiskers. With large trailing "F" button as his Steiff ID. SIZE: Overall 15" t (38cm). Sitting 10" t (25cm). PROVENANCE: Ex-Christie's lot 45, sale #5035; Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Overall fading and very light playwear. Otherwise very good. 1-13791

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CHARMING AND UNUSUAL STEIFF PURPLE VELVET RABBIT ON A MOHAIR PIN CUSHION.

Lot 3019: CHARMING AND UNUSUAL STEIFF PURPLE VELVET RABBIT ON A MOHAIR PIN CUSHION.

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Description: A beautiful example which does not appear in the standard Steiff Sortiment books. Rabbit is sitting, head jointed and is made of lilac and tan velvet. His ears are lined in wire and are posable. The insides of the velvet ears are lightly airbrushed in pink. Rabbit's face is detailed with large brown and black glass pupil eyes, a tan hand-embroidered nose, which is outlined in black, and a black mouth. Rabbit retains his trailing "F" button and has remnants of his red ear tag. Rabbit rests upon a lovely light green square mohair pin cushion. This item is believed to be from the early to mid-1930s. SIZE: Overall 8-1/2" t (22cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Slightly dusty, otherwise very good. 1-13843

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FULLY JOINTED STEIFF POLAR BEAR WITH BUTTON AND UNIQUE BALL-JOINTED NECK FEATURE.

Lot 3020: FULLY JOINTED STEIFF POLAR BEAR WITH BUTTON AND UNIQUE BALL-JOINTED NECK FEATURE.

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Description: A most endearing circa 1910 polar bear made from white mohair, which has darkened slightly over time. Polar bear has tan felt paw pads with four hand-embroidered claws on each. The bear's face is preciously detailed with tiny black shoebutton eyes and a black hand-embroidered nose and mouth. A special feature of this particular model is his ball-jointed neck which enables him to rotate his head in a full circle. This design advancement, patented by Steiff in 1908, was also used on poodles, pigs, cats and opossums. Polar bear retains the Steiff trailing "F" button and remains of his white ear tag. SIZE: 5" t (13cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Slight mohair thinning around muzzle areas. Otherwise very good. 1-13788

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CHARMING EARLY GOLD STEIFF BEAR WITH BUTTON.

Lot 3021: CHARMING EARLY GOLD STEIFF BEAR WITH BUTTON.

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Description: Circa 1907, hard stuffed, 5-ways jointed Steiff bear made from gold colored mohair. Teddy has early and traditional Steiff proportions including a pronounced back hump, long arms, and long narrow feet. His face is detailed with black shoebutton eyes and a black hand-stitched nose and mouth. Teddy has four claws on each paw. Comes with satchel added later. Teddy retains his trailing "F" Steiff button as his ID. Adorable face and personality. SIZE: Overall 13" t (34cm). Sitting 9" t (22cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Minor professional repairs on pads. Some light playwear, but otherwise very good. 1-13865

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1940s ERA STEIFF MOHAIR BEAR WITH BUTTON AND UNUSUAL LINEN PAW PADS.

Lot 3022: 1940s ERA STEIFF MOHAIR BEAR WITH BUTTON AND UNUSUAL LINEN PAW PADS.

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Description: Teddy is 5-ways jointed and made from vibrant yellow mohair. He has distinctive linen paw pads; Steiff used this material in the place of felt on their items when felt for toy makers was in short supply due to geopolitical logistics and rationing. Teddy has five hand-embroidered black claws on each paw. His pensive and thoughtful face is detailed with brown and black pupil eyes and a black hand-embroidered nose and mouth. Ted retains his short trailing "F" button and traces of his yellow ear tag as his Steiff IDs. Because of their somewhat limited time in production, and infrequency on the secondary market, bears with linen pads such as this one are usually of particular interest to collectors. SIZE: Standing 14" (35cm). Sitting 10" (25cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Slight and very light marks on linen pads, otherwise very good. 1-13764

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HANDSOME BROWN STEIFF 1920s ERA TEDDY BEAR WITH BUTTON.

Lot 3023: HANDSOME BROWN STEIFF 1920s ERA TEDDY BEAR WITH BUTTON.

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Description: This sweeter than chocolate bear is made from long brown shaggy mohair which has faded slightly over time. He is 5-ways jointed, and solidly stuffed. Teddy has cream colored hand and paw pads. His face is detailed with over-sized black and brown glass pupil eyes, a trimmed muzzle and a black hand-embroidered nose and mouth. Teddy has four black claws on each paw. Teddy retains his larger trailing "F" button. This bear has an irresistible facial expression and a warm and delightful presence. SIZE: Overall 27" t (69cm). Sitting 18" t (45cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Light playwear and minimal mohair thinning. Hand paws with light wear and a few holes. Cardboard lining can be seen in the soles of the paw pads. Possible partial nose restitching. The right paw pad and one ankle has been professionally restored. Otherwise very good. 1-13832

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LARGE AND EARLY BLOND STEIFF BEAR WITH BUTTON.

Lot 3024: LARGE AND EARLY BLOND STEIFF BEAR WITH BUTTON.

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Description: This circa 1910 bear is 5-ways jointed and has early and classic Steiff proportions. He is quite handsome and has soft, full mohair coverage. Excelsior stuffed, pronounced back hump, and four claws on each paw. Distinctive broad face with black shoebutton eyes, trimmed muzzle, and black hand-embroidered nose and mouth. Small trailing "F" button in ear. SIZE: Overall 24" t (62cm). Sitting 16" (41cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Pads replaced. Possible nose restitching and minor and professional repair to tip of muzzle, near nose. Otherwise very good. 1-13856

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INCREDIBLY RARE, HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT, AND ASTONISHINGLY COLLECTIBLE BLACK STEIFF TITANIC MOURNING BEAR WITH BUTTON.

Lot 3025: INCREDIBLY RARE, HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT, AND ASTONISHINGLY COLLECTIBLE BLACK STEIFF TITANIC MOURNING BEAR WITH BUTTON.

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Description: One of the most sought after vintage Steiff bears in the world. Teddy is made from black mohair and is 5-ways jointed with tan felt paw pads. Solidly stuffed with excelsior. Non-working growler. With black hand-embroidered claws on hands & feet. Teddy's face is detailed with highly distinctive red felt backed shoebutton eyes and a black hand-embroidered nose and mouth. Teddy retains long trailing "F" button and a slight trace of his white tag. Only 655 total of these red backed eye bears were produced in response to the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 and according to the consignor, only 78 were made in this size and mohair configuration. The red was to indicate crying and sadness at the extent of the tragedy. SIZE: Overall 12-1/2" t (31cm). Sitting 9-1/2" t (24cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Professional restoration on right paw pad. Other paw pads have extremely minor spotting. Otherwise very good. 1-13786

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REMARKABLE AND COMPLETE BROWN TIPPED STEIFF TEDDY CLOWN BEAR.

Lot 3026: REMARKABLE AND COMPLETE BROWN TIPPED STEIFF TEDDY CLOWN BEAR.

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Description: A fantastic example of one of the rarest and most desirable Steiff bears. Teddy is 5-ways jointed, excelsior stuffed and made from brown tipped mohair with peach colored felt paw pads. Teddy's face is detailed with brown and black colored eyes and a black hand-embroidered nose and mouth. With original blue and white fabric clown ruff and cream colored felt clown hat with two original blue pom-poms. Bear retains all of his original Steiff identification including his named, metal rimmed chest tag, larger long trailing "F" Steiff button and crisp and fully red, legible ear tag with working squeaker. This pattern was only in the line from 1926-1930 and was also produced in pink and yellow mohair. The finest example of this design this cataloger has ever seen. SIZE: 12" t (28cm) x 8-1/2" (21cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Very slight soiling on paw pads. Excellent condition overall. 1-13818

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CIRCA 1912 VERY RARE CLOWN STYLE STEIFF RATTLE BEAR WITH BUTTON.

Lot 3027: CIRCA 1912 VERY RARE CLOWN STYLE STEIFF RATTLE BEAR WITH BUTTON.

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Description: A most unusual and delightful early Steiff rattle bear dressed in tiny clown accessories. Teddy is made from blond mohair and is 5-ways jointed. He does not have any paw pads or claw stitching. He has a working rattle, which was made by inserting a tube filled with beads into his belly. The bear's face is detailed with black button eyes and a black hand-embroidered nose and mouth. He has a particularly charming expression. Teddy wears a pointed tan felt hat with a reddish colored pom-pom, a matching tan felt ruff which has pinked edges, and a reddish bow and bell. These accessories are quite similar to those seen on Steiff's felt monkeys of the period. This item does not appear in the standard Steiff reference books and is only the second one of its type that this cataloger has come across. Clown rattle bear retains his trailing "F" style button in ear as his Steiff ID. SIZE: Overall 5" t (12cm). Sitting 3-1/2" t (8cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Gentle play wear, otherwise very good. 1-13797

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PRECIOUS AND EARLY STEIFF CENTER SEAM BEAR WITH BUTTON AND PROVENANCE.

Lot 3028: PRECIOUS AND EARLY STEIFF CENTER SEAM BEAR WITH BUTTON AND PROVENANCE.

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Description: Darling circa 1915 Steiff bear with distinctive and prominent center-seamed face. Bear is 5-ways jointed and made from dark blond mohair. He has peach colored felt pads and four black claws on his paws; one is missing on his right foot. Bear has Steiff's distinctive early look and proportions, including long arms, big feet, and a pronounced back hump. His wise face is detailed with black shoebutton eyes and a black hand embroidered nose and mouth. Only 1 out of 7 early Steiff bears have a center seam face, making them extremely desirable for collectors. With letter of provenance explaining his early years and later history. Bear retains his small trailing "F" button as his Steiff ID. SIZE: Overall 20" t (50cm). Sitting 13" t (33cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: All pads replaced. Nose and mouth stitching replaced. Repairs to muzzle area. General mohair loss and significant playwear. Otherwise good. 1-13867

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LOVELY AND EARLY STEIFF BEAR WITH BUTTON.

Lot 3029: LOVELY AND EARLY STEIFF BEAR WITH BUTTON.

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Description: Darling circa 1915 Steiff bear with a sweet and pensive looking face. Bear is 5-ways jointed and made from long wavy golden mohair. He has tan felt pads and four black claws on his paws. Bear has Steiff's distinctive early look and proportions, including long arms, big feet, and a pronounced back hump. His face is detailed with pert black shoebutton eyes and a black hand-embroidered nose and mouth. With letter of provenance explaining his early years and later history. Bear retains his small trailing "F" button as his Steiff ID. SIZE: Overall 20" t (50cm). Sitting 14" t (35cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Professional restoration on three felt pads. Muzzle with small and professional restoration. Nose and mouth possibly restitched. Otherwise good. 1-13868

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EARLY IMPORTANT 1920s BROWN TIPPED LARGE MOHAIR STEIFF BEAR WITH BUTTON.

Lot 3030: EARLY IMPORTANT 1920s BROWN TIPPED LARGE MOHAIR STEIFF BEAR WITH BUTTON.

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Description: Handsome and distinctive brown and blond tipped bear is 5-ways jointed and made out of brown backed mohair. With typical 1920s proportions including slightly chubbier appearance and oversized eyes and smaller back hump. With tan felt paw pads and shaved muzzle. Teddy retains his long trailing "F" Steiff button and traces of his white ear tag. Also has a working growler. A marvelous example in a seldom seen size and mohair combination. SIZE: Overall 28" t (70cm). Sitting 18" t (45cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Feet paw pads with a few holes. Possible ankle reinforcement and nose restitching. Otherwise very good condition. 1-13823

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SPECTACULAR LARGE CENTER SEAM CINNAMON STEIFF TEDDY BEAR WITH BUTTON.

Lot 3031: SPECTACULAR LARGE CENTER SEAM CINNAMON STEIFF TEDDY BEAR WITH BUTTON.

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Description: Gloriously colored 5-ways jointed Steiff bear with distinctive center seam facial construction. This circa 1907 bear has traditional early proportions including exaggerated back hump, long arms with spoon shaped paws and big feet with four claws on each paw. Teddy's face is detailed with black shoebutton eyes with felt underlay black, hand-embroidered nose and mouth. It retains a small trailing "F" button in ear as his identification. Non-operational growler. Only 1 out of 7 early Steiff bears have a center seam face, making them extremely desirable for collectors. An amazingly appealing and highly desirable example of Steiff's craftsmanship and design. SIZE: Overall 28" t (72cm). Sitting 18" t (46cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Paw pads have a small professional repair as well as a few small holes. The left foot has been professionally restored and you can see the brown underlying felt. The right foot pad has also been restored and there you can see a raspberry colored underlying felt. Nose stitching shows loving wear. Possible reinforcement of ankles. Otherwise very good. 1-13805

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FANTASTIC FULLY JOINTED AND EARLY STEIFF CAT WITH BUTTON.

Lot 3032: FANTASTIC FULLY JOINTED AND EARLY STEIFF CAT WITH BUTTON.

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Description: A delightful and most unusual example of Steiff's mid-size 6-ways jointed cat. In this design, the head, limbs and tail are all jointed and fully posable. Cat is made from light gray colored mohair which has been highlighted with additional gray striping only adding to her authenticity. She has tiny tan claws stitched on her paws. Cat's face is detailed with tiny greenish-yellow and black slit pupil eyes, a pink hand embroidered nose and mouth, and a few clear monofilament whiskers. Cat has her tiny trailing "F" button and crisp and fully legible white Steiff ear tag. SIZE: 6" t (15cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Slightly dusty, otherwise very good to excellent. 1-13782

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REMARKABLE AND MOST UNUSUAL VERY EARLY 6-WAY JOINTED MOHAIR STEIFF CAT WITH BUTTON.

Lot 3033: REMARKABLE AND MOST UNUSUAL VERY EARLY 6-WAY JOINTED MOHAIR STEIFF CAT WITH BUTTON.

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Description: It's as if time stood still with this amazing piece of turn-of-last-century Steiff craftsmanship. Here we have a magnificent 6-ways jointed cat, meaning that all limbs, the head, and the tail are fully posable. Cat is made from buff colored mohair which has been highlighted with brown airbrushing making her truly one terrific tabby. She has tiny tan claws stitched on her paws. Cat's face is detailed with tiny green and black slit pupil eyes, a tiny pink hand-embroidered nose and mouth, a touch of red paint and clear monofilament whiskers. Cat has her tiny trailing "F" button and crisp fully legible white Steiff ear tag. SIZE: 6-1/2" t (16cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Slightly dusty. Otherwise excellent. 1-13778

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UNUSUALLY LARGE STEIFF VELVET RATTLE CAT WITH BUTTON.

Lot 3034: UNUSUALLY LARGE STEIFF VELVET RATTLE CAT WITH BUTTON.

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Description: This circa 1906 Steiff velvet rattle cat is unusual for its size; Steiff traditionally made rattle style items with smaller sized items that would scale to the size of a toddler's hand. Cat is sitting, unjointed, and made from velvet that has been painted with black and grey spots and stripes. He has a very long tail which sticks out straight behind him. Cat's serious face is detailed with tiny green and black slit pupil eyes and a light tan hand-embroidered nose. This cat design appeared overall in the Steiff line in 10, 12, 14, 17, and 22 cm in white and grey velvet from 1899 through 1927. Cat retains his tiny blank button as his Steiff ID. SIZE: Overall 8" t (20cm). PROVENANCE: Ex-Christie's Auction 5035 lot 83; Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Slight yellowing of velvet and a touch of playwear. Tail has been restitched to body. Otherwise very good. 1-13787

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CIRCA 1930s MOHAIR TAIL-TURNS-HEAD STEIFF CAT WITH BUTTON.

Lot 3035: CIRCA 1930s MOHAIR TAIL-TURNS-HEAD STEIFF CAT WITH BUTTON.

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Description: A most adorable and endearing sitting mohair Steiff cat with a tail-turns-head mechanism. Cat is made from white and gray mohair which has been hand striped to give her a most realistic look. Her claws are hand-embroidered in red. Cat's sweet face is detailed with green and black slit pupil glass eyes, a pink hand-embroidered nose and mouth, and clear monofilament whiskers. The insides of her ears are gently airbrushed with pink highlights. Cat retains her long trailing "F" button and red ear tag as her Steiff IDs. This lovely item was produced in seven sizes ranging from 10-35cm from 1931-1936 and is seldom seen on the secondary market. SIZE: 9" t (22cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Slight wear on belly. Otherwise excellent. 1-13798

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EXTREMELY RARE AND VERY EARLY VELVET STEIFF RATTLE CAT WITH ELEPHANT BUTTON.

Lot 3036: EXTREMELY RARE AND VERY EARLY VELVET STEIFF RATTLE CAT WITH ELEPHANT BUTTON.

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Description: This circa 1905 Steiff velvet rattle is truly the cat's meow. Cat is lying, unjointed, and made from white velvet that has been painted with black and grey spots and stripes. He has a very long tail which sticks out straight behind him. Cat wears a red bow and bell, and most interestingly, his highly coveted and earliest elephant style button is attached to the red ribbon. Cat holds a tiny gray and red woolen yarn ball between his front paws. Cat's pensive face is detailed with tiny green and black slit pupil eyes, a light tan hand-embroidered nose and mouth, and clear monofilament whiskers. Cat also has a rattle in its belly; Steiff created this feature by inserting a tube with beads into the torso of the item. This cat design appeared overall in the Steiff line in 6, 8, 10, 12, and 14cm in white and grey velvet from 1899 through 1929. Cat retains his elephant button as his Steiff ID. SIZE: Overall 4" t (10cm). PROVENANCE: Ex-Christie's Auction 5036 lot 92; Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Slightly dusty with marks on the bottom. Ribbon is frayed and button is loose. Otherwise very good. 1-13794

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ADORABLE STEIFF FLUFFY CAT WITH MUSIC BOX FEATURE.

Lot 3037: ADORABLE STEIFF FLUFFY CAT WITH MUSIC BOX FEATURE.

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Description: This most endearing cat is sitting and head jointed. She is made from long white and gray tipped mohair which has turned to a lovely blue color over time; it is full and lovely all over her body. Her tail wraps gently around her backside and her front claws are defined by red stitches. Her face is detailed with very large blue/green and black slit pupil eyes and a pink hand-embroidered nose and mouth. Her press and release music box is non-functioning, although you can feel it in the base of her belly. Fluffy retains her large trailing "F" style button and remains of her red ear tag as her Steiff IDs. This item appeared in the line in 17, 22 and 30cm from 1928-1930. SIZE: 10-1/2" t (27cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Very good to excellent unless otherwise noted. 1-13770

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SMALL SIZE STEIFF PURPLE VELVET BEGGING RABBIT WITH MUSTER BUTTON.

Lot 3038: SMALL SIZE STEIFF PURPLE VELVET BEGGING RABBIT WITH MUSTER BUTTON.

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Description: A most interesting Steiff rabbit with a "Muster" (German for "pattern") button, indicating that he was a sample and never designed to leave the factory. Rabbit is head jointed, made from lilac and tan colored velvet, and is in a begging position. His ears are lined in wire and are posable. Face is detailed with black and brown glass pupil eyes and a red hand-embroidered nose and mouth. Interior of ears are lightly airbrushed in pink. Rabbit appears to have his original bow and bell, which has been reinforced with yellow thread. Rabbit retains his trailing "F" button and red ear tag with the article number written in by hand in left ear and the Muster button in his right ear. This item was produced in 11, 15 & 18cm in a number of jewel like tones from 1927 through 1932. SIZE: Overall 6" t (14.5cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Slightly dusty, otherwise very good. 1-13807

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LATE 1920s STEIFF MOHAIR BEGGING RABBIT WITH BUTTON AND MUSTER BUTTON.

Lot 3039: LATE 1920s STEIFF MOHAIR BEGGING RABBIT WITH BUTTON AND MUSTER BUTTON.

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Description: Rabbit is begging, head jointed, and made from white and light gold mohair. He has three tan hand-embroidered claws on his back legs. His long ears were lined in wire and were originally posable. His face is detailed with large black and brown pupil eyes, a pink hand-embroidered nose and mouth, and a clear monofilament whisker. Nonworking squeaker in belly. He has a Steiff "Muster" button, indicating that this particular item was actually designed as an in-house sample that was not meant for outside distribution. This beloved and popular design was produced in sizes ranging from 11 to 70cm overall in light brown, white, gold, purple, pink, and light blue from 1926 through 1933. Rabbit retains his button, Muster button, and partially legible red ear tag as his Steiff IDs. SIZE: Overall 10" t (25cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Metal in ears broken. Slight playwear, rubbing at belly area. Otherwise very good. 1-13802

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1930s ERA STEIFF MOHAIR BEGGING RABBIT WITH BUTTON AND HEAD TURNS TAIL MECHANISM.

Lot 3040: 1930s ERA STEIFF MOHAIR BEGGING RABBIT WITH BUTTON AND HEAD TURNS TAIL MECHANISM.

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Description: Rabbit is begging and made from tan mohair that has been highlighted with brown and black airbrushing. He is solidly stuffed and does not have claws. His face is detailed with black and brown glass pupil eyes, a red hand-embroidered nose and mouth, and clear monofilament whiskers. This darling handful also has a surprise-he is a tail moves head model-meaning that when his little mohair tail is twisted left or right, so does his head. This technology was part of Steiff's continuous innovation process designed to give their products movement and life and was also used on certain select dogs and cats of the same general era. This tail moves head rabbit was produced in six sizes ranging from 11 to 36cm from 1931 through 1938. Rabbit retains his long trailing "F" button and traces of his red ear tag as his Steiff IDs. SIZE: Overall 6" t (15cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Slight wear and playwear on tail and surrounding areas, otherwise very good. 1-13878

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UNUSUAL AND HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE EARLY WHITE STEIFF RABBIT WITH BUTTON.

Lot 3041: UNUSUAL AND HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE EARLY WHITE STEIFF RABBIT WITH BUTTON.

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Description: Rabbit is sitting, unjointed and made from lovely long white mohair, which has mellowed over time. His ears are lined in very light pink mohair. His red and pink glass pupil eyes are most captivating and authentic looking. Non-working squeaker in belly. His mouth and nose are indicated by simple pink embroidery. Rabbit has his small trailing "F" button as his ID. This lovely design was produced in 17, 22, and 28cm from 1914-1927. SIZE: Overall 12" t (30cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Minimal mohair thinning in belly area. Otherwise very good. 1-13809

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BRIGHT ORANGE MOHAIR STEIFF RABBIT WITH BUTTON ON WOODEN ECCENTRIC WHEELS.

Lot 3042: BRIGHT ORANGE MOHAIR STEIFF RABBIT WITH BUTTON ON WOODEN ECCENTRIC WHEELS.

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Description: Rabbit is begging, head jointed and made from white and gloriously vibrant orange mohair. This color is not specifically mentioned in the standard Steiff Sortiment reference books for this item. The ears are lined in wire and are posable. Rabbit's face is detailed with large black and brown glass pupil eyes and a red hand-embroidered nose and black mouth and clear monofilament whiskers. Bell appears original but ribbon is probable replacement. The white mohair lining of the rabbit's ears are touched with a bit of pink airbrushed highlights. He rides upon four olive green wooden eccentric wheels, giving the appearance of the rabbit hopping as the cart is pulled along. Rabbit retains his long trailing "F" button and traces of his ear tag as his Steiff IDs. SIZE: 9" t (23cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Light and general mohair loss and fading. Wooden wheels show paint losses, otherwise very good. 1-13876

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PRECIOUS 1930s ERA STEIFF CAT ON RED WOODEN WHEELS.

Lot 3043: PRECIOUS 1930s ERA STEIFF CAT ON RED WOODEN WHEELS.

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Description: Cat is standing and unjointed. Made from white and gray mohair which has been spotted with black highlights. Face is detailed with green and black glass pupil eyes, a pink hand-embroidered nose & mouth and clear monofilament whiskers. The cat has red hand-embroidered claws and wears her original bell and bow. She also retains her original Steiff button. Cat rides upon four red wooden eccentric wheels giving her a lifelike walking appearance as she is pulled along. Steiff has been making items on eccentric wheels since the early 1900s when they mistakenly miss-drilled the axles for pull toys, therefore inventing this distinctive feature. This item was produced in 15 & 18cm from 1934-1937 overall and is very seldom seen on the secondary market. SIZE: 6-1/2" t (16cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Wheels with some paint loss. Otherwise very good. 1-13773

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LOVELY AND EARLY STEIFF FELT CAT ON WHEELS WITH BLANK BUTTON.

Lot 3044: LOVELY AND EARLY STEIFF FELT CAT ON WHEELS WITH BLANK BUTTON.

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Description: Cat is standing unjointed, made from white felt and is on wheels. Wearing a purple tassel which may not be original. Cat's simple face is detailed with black shoebutton eyes and pink nose and mouth hand stitching. Cat retains his tiny blank Steiff button, putting his manufacture about 1905 or 1906. A classic design executed endearingly. SIZE: Overall 6-1/2" t (16cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Tiny hole in felt in muzzle. Tail restitched to body. Otherwise very good. 1-13789

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EARLY WHITE STEIFF MOHAIR CAT WITH BUTTON ON WHEELS.

Lot 3045: EARLY WHITE STEIFF MOHAIR CAT WITH BUTTON ON WHEELS.

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Description: This circa 1909 cat is standing, unjointed and mounted on four metal wheels. His face is detailed with black and light green slit pupil style glass eyes. Cat wears blue bow imprinted with the word "Steiff" on it. Cat has pink hand-embroidered nose and mouth and has clear monofilament whiskers. Cat retains a small trailing "F" button and traces of his white ear tag. This pattern was produced in 17, 22 and 28cm from 1904-1928 overall. SIZE: 7" t (17cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: A quarter sized slight tan mark on back of the head. Otherwise very good. 1-13793

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1920s ERA STEIFF LAMB ON WHEELS WITH BUTTON.

Lot 3046: 1920s ERA STEIFF LAMB ON WHEELS WITH BUTTON.

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Description: A sweet and well designed and manufactured barnyard friend on wheels. Lamb is standing on all fours, unjointed, and made from white mohair. His legs and face are made from slightly shorter mohair. His hooves are made from white leather and white felt. His pert ears are made from mohair and are lined in white felt. Lamb's face is detailed with green and black pupil eyes and a black hand-embroidered nose and mouth. His muzzle is highlighted with just a touch of red paint. Lamb's bow is not original, but his bell might be. He rides upon four early-style Steiff metal wheels. Lamb retains his trailing "F" button and traces of his ear tag as his Steiff IDS. SIZE: Overall 9" t (23cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Light playwear and some mohair thinning, especially on right hand side and on muzzle area. Otherwise very good. 1-13774

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EARLY WHITE CENTER SEAMED STEIFF BEAR WITH BUTTON ON METAL WHEELS.

Lot 3047: EARLY WHITE CENTER SEAMED STEIFF BEAR WITH BUTTON ON METAL WHEELS.

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Description: This bear is made from white mohair which has aged to a vanilla color. He is standing on all fours, unjointed, and firmly stuffed with excelsior. He has felt paw pads and brown hand-embroidered claws. His handsome face is detailed with black shoebutton eyes and a brown hand-embroidered nose and mouth. He is mounted on a metal carriage and glides along on four metal wheels. Bear retains his long trailing "F" button as his Steiff ID. SIZE: Overall 17" t (39cm) x 21" w (55cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Slight wear and very minor holes on felt paw pads. Otherwise very good. 1-13857 RK1

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CIRCA 1912 BLOND STEIFF BEAR ON WHEELS WITH BUTTON.

Lot 3048: CIRCA 1912 BLOND STEIFF BEAR ON WHEELS WITH BUTTON.

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Description: Bear is standing on all fours, hard stuffed with excelsior, and is unjointed. He has tan felt pads and four hand-embroidered black claws on each paw. His charming center seamed face is detailed with a black hand-embroidered nose and mouth and black shoebutton eyes. With working pull cord voice. Bear rides upon a metal carriage with four metal wheels. Although originally made as toys for children, these early Steiff ride-on animals were made so solidly that they could easily support the weight of adults when they were new. The bear wears a blue and yellow felt blanket of more recent vintage. This ride-on bear retains his long trailing "F" button as his Steiff ID. SIZE: 20" t (50cm) x 28" w (71cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Wear to paw pads with restoration. General mohair loss and thinning, especially to back and top of head. Professional restoration to muzzle area. 1-13866

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EARLY CINNAMON BROWN CENTER SEAMED STEIFF BEAR ON WHEELS.

Lot 3049: EARLY CINNAMON BROWN CENTER SEAMED STEIFF BEAR ON WHEELS.

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Description: Bear is standing, firmly stuffed with excelsior and on four metal wheels. Center seamed face is detailed with black shoebutton eyes and a black hand-embroidered nose and mouth. Peach colored felt paw pads and black hand-embroidered claws. Wonderful, vibrantly colored mohair with small trailing "F" button in ear. SIZE: 14" t (35cm) x 18" w (45cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Front left leg has a quarter sized abrasion in mohair with small hole. Ears slightly off color and possibly replaced. Otherwise very good. 1-13768

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