Steiff Club 2010 Paper Teddy Bear Replica EAN 421099 Description
YOU MUST BE A STEIFF CLUB MEMBER TO PURCHASE THIS BEAR. When ordering please enter your Steiff Club membership number in the "Shipping Instructions" box.
The crown jewel in the 2010 Steiff Club is the Paper Teddy Bear replica 1919. A tribute to Steiff innovation and creativity, this bear was produced from paper after World War I, when ordinary materials were completely unavailable to the company. After much experimentation, Steiff succeeded in securing "paper plush" as a substitute for mohair. This fabric was used for a handful of post World War II years on core items including elephants, cats, rabbits, dogs, play balls, and of course, Teddy bears. Steiff created paper plush Teddy bers in 18, 22, 25, 32, and 40 cm from 1919 through 1921. These bears were brown, 5-way jointed, had black boot button eyes and brown nose stitching. Only 19,556 paper plush Teddy bears were manufactured over the course of 3 years. Today, paper plush Teddy bears are among the rarest and most sought after Steiff collectibles, due to their history, limited production, and highly unusual materials. The reappearance of the paper plush Teddy bear as a 2010 true-to-life replica marks the first time this model has been produced in almost 90 years. It offers the chance for members of the Steiff Club to hold a piece of Steiff history in the very own hands.