Every new year, collectors eagerly await the release of Steiff’s new collection. For the 2017 collection, Teddy enthusiasts will find an eclectic mix of classic and contemporary editions including a mix of historic Teddys and even a set of swans that will make that special day even more special!
The 1906 Replica Teddy is a classic Teddy based off of the artisans vision of Teddys from Steiff’s glory days in the early 1900s. He is made to look distressed to give the collector the feeling that they have discovered a vintage Teddy from yesteryear. He has all of the hallmarks of a Teddy that would have been created in 1906, including his excelsior stuffing and his ear tag – based off of the early 1900s tag design – and Steiff button made of patinated steel. This Teddy will give you the feeling that you have discovered a vintage Teddy from long ago, every time you see him. This 2017 Steiff edition is sure to become a collector favorite.
Normally when you think of Steiff, you think of their classic Teddys. But their renditions of other animal friends has enchanted collectors as well. This magnificent Wedding Swan Set will be no different. This lovely pair of swans are beautifully crafted of mohair by the Steiff artisans and can be put together to create a heart shape. They make the perfect gift for anyone who wants to share a token of their love.
For 2017, Steiff has created an edition that commemorates the event that put the “Teddy” in Teddy bears. Simply called Black Bear, this Teddy pays homage to the bear hunt where President Theodore Roosevelt spared the bear cub that had been captured for him to shoot during a hunt. The story became a political cartoon that inspired the name “Teddy” bear and it has been used as the term ever since. This rendition of the spared black bear cub is 20″ and made of alpaca. What could be more historical than the creator of the Teddy bear – Steiff – making a new edition to honor the creation of the term “Teddy Bear”?