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Posted 4 years ago

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Johnnywatts
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I was told this is a Steiff Mohair Antique teddy bear, it was my great grandma's and is over 100 years old. I see that they are valued around $4000-$7000 for the ones like this, my question is. How do you tell exactly how old it is? It has no tags or anything on it. thx.

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  1. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 4 years ago
    Does it have a tag or button on the ear? You can tell by the button what year it is
  2. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 4 years ago
    http://www.luckybears.com/encyclopaedia_steiff.asp#SteiffBearId
  3. Steiffgal, 4 years ago
    From these pictures, I do not think this bear is from the Steiff company. This blog post describes the standard look and feel of most century-old Steiff bears, (http://mysteifflife.blogspot.com/2009/09/keeping-things-centered-with-steiff.html) and you can see that that his face (especially his muzzle), ear placement, and body proportions are not typical to Steiff. Cheers, Steiffgal
  4. renoir911 renoir911, 4 years ago
    Don't cook it....
  5. Melinda, 3 years ago
    Hi!

    Your bear is definitely not Steiff. He appears to be a Knickerbocker with a value of around $200. In addition, he is not over 100 years old, but more likely from the 20s-50s. Since the pix are not clear, I cannot be sure of the age.

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