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How much is a Steiff teddy worth?

How much is a Steiff teddy worth?

A Steiff teddy bear of excellent condition from the same era may go for up to $500 per inch of bear, with some twenty-inch bears selling for around $10,000 at auction. Original 1904 Steiff Bear 28 PBs can sell for up to $40,000.

Which Steiff bears are valuable?

Most Valuable Teddy Bears in the World

  1. Steiff and Louis Vuitton Bear. Sold: 2000.
  2. Steiff Bear ‘Teddy Girl’ Sold: 1994.
  3. Steiff Titanic Mourning Bear. Sold: 2000.
  4. Steiff Teddy Bear. Sold: 2000.
  5. Steiff Happy Anniversary Teddy Bear. Sold: 1989.
  6. Steiff Diamond Eyes Bear. Sold: 2008.
  7. Steiff Harlequin Teddy Bear.
  8. Steiff Elliot Teddy Bear.

Do Steiff bears increase value?

Even modern copies of old bears rapidly increase in value. When Steiff made a limited edition of 5,000 replica Alfonzos two years ago for Ian Prout they sold out quickly at pounds 164. This autumn they are fetching more than pounds 300 as they come back on to the market.

Are Steiff animals valuable?

Steiff bear values have remained steady throughout the years, and bears that are in good condition can sell for hundreds of dollars. One such 1909 bear, listed at Christie’s Auction House in London, has an estimated value between $520 – $800.

How can you tell a real Steiff?

When it comes to teddy bears, look for these tell tale signs of quality: swiveling head, plush and felt paws, eyes made of glass, joined legs and arms. Details on Steiff teddy bears–like the nose, mouth, and other small elements–are hand stitched with thread with care.

How do you authenticate a Steiff bear?

Why are Steiff animals so expensive?

Mohair bears like those produced by Steiff command the highest prices because the material is expensive to import and produce. Acrylic pile is used commonly for handmade and mass-produced bears.

What is the most valuable teddy bear?

A Steiff ‘Louis Vuitton’ teddy bear made in 2000 and measuring 45 cm (17 in) sold for €213,720.00 ($182,550; £125,831) on 14 October 2000 at Christie’s, Monaco.

How do you sell a Steiff?

These include:

  1. Direct, discreet sales to private clients.
  2. Exclusive placements at invitation only collector’s sales events.
  3. Listings on vintage Steiff retail websites, including My Steifflife.
  4. Start to finish auction house selection, logistics, and management.
  5. Antique store merchandising and management.
  6. Other online options.