He had a gutta-percha nose. Roddy is a rare 1904 STEIFF PB28 who is rod jointed. Could we start by discussing how the idea of the teddy bear came about, and how Steiff decided to produce teddy bears? This Teddy Bear is PB28, a 1904 Mohair Replica Teddy Bear by Steiff, that measures 28cm from sitting, and is held internally by metal rods. It’s possible somewhere in America or Europe there’s a disjointed bear, or a bear that started life as a string bear. Yes, I know that story. It’s possible, if you go to Steiff, there are records, but sadly, we don’t have access to them. Mar 27, 2015 - This Group of Stunning Steiffs is showcased by Teddies of Trenode Description Date 1905-1920 Make Steiff Button Label Fabric Mohair Size Eyes Features Jointed Fully Jointed Pads Stuffing Woodwool Clothes Various Growl Number V48 It’s funny. Steiff had already been in existence for several years [when it made its first teddy bear]. With dolls and things, people do that. 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It was one of the earliest forms of plastic. He is stuffed with wood shavings and is rod - jointed. It’s possible this bear had one early on and the button was removed, but there are no characteristic holes [that provide evidence there was once a button]. 4. $299.99 1 bid. Other options New and used from $124.89. The rod bear pictured was estimated at 8,000- 12,000 … This bear, produced in 1904, is the earliest Steiff bear to ever appear for sale. The nose is now stitched, with wool or silk thread. This sweet looking teddy called Albert was made in 1904 and is 28 cm tall. You can also follow The Hot Bid on Instagram and follow the author on Twitter. He’s been looked after. Steiff Sleep Well Bear Plush, Pink. What condition is the Steiff teddy bear in? He has metal rod jointed limbs with felt pads and sports a red and gold braided waistcoat. He has golden mohair, black boot button eyes, a pronounced muzzle, a seam from ear to ear and a swivel head. PB28 Rod Bear - €97,000 This may be the oldest Steiff bear that has come onto the market. What you see: A Steiff PB28 rod bear, measuring 15 and 3/4 inches tall and created circa 1903 or 1904. Feb 26, 2015 - Roddy is a rare 1904 STEIFF PB28 who is rod jointed. 15 ¾ in. Its uniqueness lies in its metal rod joints that replaced the string-jointed bears made by Steiff in 1903. Crusaders period. It is a rare item. 4.1 out of 5 stars 12. The felt pads [on his paws] have been reinforced, and the original pads are underneath. It went on to sell for the equivalent of $111,600. He’s still moveable as originally intended. PB28 Rod Bear - €97,000 . Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. What is this Steiff PB28 rod bear like in person? Steiff Rod bear PB28 (Photo: My Teddy Bear Museum) Not just cars and dresses, but even teddy bears are vintage. Sheila Gibson Stoodley is an experienced writer and editor who specializes in luxury, travel, art, antiques, collectibles, food, medicine, history, design, and interiors. The anecdotal history from the family in France [who consigned it] is that it was left at the house during the occupation by a German soldier [in the 1940s, during World War II]. This fine, 40 cm tall example retained two of its "crowning glories," its all original black gutta percha nose, as well as its elephant ear button. So this Steiff teddy bear has never been to auction before? Ages: 14 years and up. This one has no Steiff button in his ear. 4) Steiff Rod bear PB28 . Paw felt wears quickly. This antique bear is the rare white version made by Steiff and has button in left ear. Is it possible to know how many rod bears Steiff produced from 1903 to 1905? The Jackie Robinson Doll with Box Sold For (Scroll Down to See). The Steiff PB28 rod bear was made for children to play with. I apologize if this is a silly question, but did the consigning family have a name for the Steiff teddy bear? The brown bear made in 1926 was sold at the same festival as the PB28 Rod Bear. And it’s an iconic Steiff bear. This bear was lucky. If you want the first model of Steiff bear, it’s this one. Let’s also take a minute to talk about Germany’s reputation as a toy-making nation in the early 20th century. How to bid: The Steiff rod bear is lot 0163 in the Mechanical Music, Science & Technology, Toys & Automata sale at Auction Team Breker in in Koeln, Germany on November 9, 2019. I’m under the impression that partly because it was home to Steiff and Marklin, Germany was tops in the world. Select from premium Steiff Teddy Bears of the highest quality. I think he definitely has character, and quite an appealing expression. 4) Steiff Titanic mourning teddy bear - £91,750. Update: The Steiff PB28 rod bear sold for €7,500, or about $8,150. Apr 1, 2016 - Explore e n's board "Early Steiff Bears" on Pinterest. The white bear might have been the oldest Steiff bear made. What forms of wear are visible on this bear, and what forms of wear are considered acceptable in a Steiff teddy bear of this vintage? 15 ¾ in. The first Steiff bear was string-jointed, in 1902, and was called 55PB, with the “PB” standing for “Plush Bear”. It’s probably one of the most common repairs. 55. 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Do the rods still work smoothly and easily? Interestingly, the name “Teddy” attached to the bear after 1903. They have reproduced certain models in limited editions. It has some thin patches, but most bears do. Her new vintage friend just happened to be a delightful and very early Steiff rod bear! Auction Team Breker estimates it at €6,000 to €9,000, or roughly $6,600 to $9,900. That’s our indication of the dating on this. View all posts by SGS. Because it came to Auction Team Breker from a kind of odd way from France. The Steiff PB28 rod bear was made for children to play with. German toymakers were very innovative during this period, making more childlike dolls and character dolls. What is the world auction record for a Steiff teddy bear? 5. Sit down with Rebekah Kaufman and Jena Pang at the Corinthia Hotel in London to view the most magnificent and rare Steiff Rod Bear we have ever seen! $142.50 4 bids + $12.50 shipping . Thin patches? The plush on this Steiff teddy bear is described as pale gold. This is a rod bear, which means it has rods inside its limbs that make it posable. When it was new, it was a malleable material, but over time, it became brittle. If you see it in profile, you know it’s a rod bear. Did the Steiff PB28 rod bear come in other colors? Please share - … In 2002, one of the 1904 bears was found and sold during the Steiff bear festival in Giengen, Germany. Rare Steiff PB28 Rod Bear, c. 1903/1904 With pale-golden mohair, large boot button eyes, horizontal seam from ear to ear, pricked ears, black stitched nose, mouth and five claws on each paw, wood-chip stuffing, body with pronounced hump, articulated swivel head and long rod-jointed curved limbs, ht. Steiff Rod Bear PB28. The buttons came in in 1903. I’m reluctant to say there are no survivors. I think teddy bear collectors are quite forgiving. Would you like to hire Sheila Gibson Stoodley for writing or editing work? In 1880, it made the first soft toy, an elephant. The Steiff PB28 rod bear was made for children to play with. It’s definitely not a common one. How does this Steiff PB28 rod bear compare to others that you’ve handled? See more ideas about steiff, antique teddy bears, old teddy bears. They normally turn up where a teddy bear has been hugged. This bear, produced in 1904, is the earliest Steiff bear to ever appear for sale. Rare Steiff PB28 Rod Bear, c. 1903/1904 With pale-golden mohair, large boot button eyes, horizontal seam from ear to ear, pricked ears, black stitched nose, mouth and five claws on each paw, wood-chip stuffing, body with pronounced hump, articulated swivel head and long rod-jointed curved limbs, ht. Why will this Steiff teddy bear stick in your memory? Steiff Rod Bear PB28 adalah salah satu teddy bear tertua yang diproduksi oleh perusahaan Steiff. It will be the decision of the future buyer to remove them and restore the originals or accept [the repairs] as part of his history. The Auction Team Breker sale is its first time at auction. Pb28 is an exact replica of Steiff’s 1904 Bear ( replication of the original bear taken from their archives). This style appeared through 1952. ), A Protona Minifon Mi-51 Watch–Actually a Cold War-era Concealed Recording Device–Could Sell for About $300 (Updated December 9, 2020), An Early Print of “Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico”, a Legendary Ansel Adams Photograph, Could Command $1 Million (Updated December 14, 2020), discusses the origin story of the teddy bear on its website, Teddy Girl, which sold in 1994 at Christie’s, Mechanical Music, Science & Technology, Toys & Automata, a gorgeous, steampunk-looking Malling-Hansen writing ball, NEW RECORD! Bear toys existed for a long time before that–carved bears from the Black Forest region, and automaton bears, but they were not cuddly. This website stores cookies on your computer to improve and customise your browsing experience. Steiff PB28 Japan Exhibition Bear 2002, exclusive for Japan, white tag 675553, reddish blonde, LE 2002, Mint complete with chest tag and certificate, within Excellent box. The oldest known Steiff teddy bear, made in 1904, sold for £82,000 at the 2002 Steiff Festival in Giengen, Germany. It’s an interesting story. He’s in great condition, but there are things that have been repaired or changed on him. The 1904 bears were made with metal rod joints, making them far sturdier, and several original examples survive today. The expert: Nick Hawkins, U.K. representative for Auction Team Breker, on behalf of founder Uwe Breker. He has golden mohair, black boot button eyes, a pronounced muzzle, a seam from ear to ear and a swivel head. Rod bears have a really specific look. So often, you find bears that have been hugged so much that they’re bald in places. Get notifications from your favorite auctioneers. Happy Teddy Bear - €120,000. Other lots among the collection include a Steiff 9cm miniature teddy expected to fetch around £3,000 and two Rod bears from 1904 which should go for between £7,000 and £15,000. Steiff and Marklin are still there and are very, very conscious of their history and identity as iconic German products. These things were loved at the time and had a hard life. R John Wright 6" "The Little Brown Bear" (Raggedly Ann Series) With COA & BOX. Free shipping . They made soft toys children wanted to hold, not expensive dolls that children had to be supervised [during play], as with French toys. The rod bears were only produced for around two years, from 1903 to 1905. $189.83 + $20.00 shipping . Steiff Pb28 Bear Japan Exhibition Limit. Press Enter / Return to begin your search. Sword Art Online Steiff "Asuna" Teddy Bear Japan Limited with Serial Number NEW. The folks at Auction Team Breker appeared on The Hot Bid once before, talking about a gorgeous, steampunk-looking Malling-Hansen writing ball, an early typewriter. It has an almost triangular-shaped face and really long paws. He presents very well. And none of the string-jointed Steiff teddy bears are thought to survive, yes? Amazon.com: Steiff Teddy Bear Pb28: Toys & Games. He’s not pristine, but he’s definitely one of the better ones. Aug 1, 2013 - Steiff PB28 Japan Exhibition Bear 2002, exclusive for Japan, white tag 675553, reddish blonde, LE 2002, Mint complete with chest tag and certificate, within Excellent box. Nov 6, 2019 - Rare Steiff PB28 Rod Bear, c. 1903/1904 With pale-golden mohair, large boot button eyes, horizontal seam from ear to ... on Nov 09, 2019 That sum roughly translates to $141,400 in contemporary dollars.]. Teddy bear ini dibuat pada tahun 1904 dan memiliki tinggi 38,5 cm. I think he compares very well. A similar thing happened with bears. A 1912 black mourning teddy bear, made to commemorate the sinking of the Titanic, sold at Christie’s for £91,750 in 2000. It’s very, very hard to find one with a gutta-percha nose. Description: Rare Steiff PB28 Rod Bear, c. 1903/1904 With pale-golden mohair, large boot button eyes, horizontal seam from ear to ear, pricked ears, black stitched nose, mouth and five claws on each paw, wood-chip stuffing, body with pronounced hump, articulated swivel head and long rod-jointed curved limbs, ht. What forms of wear are visible on this bear, and what forms of wear are considered acceptable in a Steiff teddy bear of this vintage? He has metal rod jointed limbs with felt pads and sports a red and gold braided waistcoat. From 1928, the Steiff chest tag became more colorful and detailed and featured a happy, angular yellow Bear face and the name of the Steiff item printed in red on the tag. [The Theodore Roosevelt Association discusses the origin story of the teddy bear on its website, and Steiff makes an appearance.}. I think there is less of pale gold than light blonds. I notice that as we speak, we don’t call the bear “it”, we call it “him”… Yes! There was always competition between France and Germany, but France was in decline in 1900 and Germany was in ascendance. Find the perfect Steiff Teddy Bears stock photos and editorial news pictures from Getty Images. And is pale gold one of the more rare colors? The earliest bears, made in 1903, featured string joints for the limbs but none have ever been discovered. Pale gold does not turn up as much. A great opportunity for serious Collectors to add this nostalgic rod - jointed example to their hug. The Oscar Howe Painting Sold For (Scroll Down to See), SOLD! How true it is, I’m not sure. 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