Steiff Bear, Certificate, Maulkorb-Teddy 1908 (Muzzle Bear, #1152 of 2650, 22 inches, new in box and shipping cardboard box. Has inner growler. From 1989. Steiff Muzzle Bear. On the occasion of a teddy bear auction at Sotheby’s in London in May 1987, a teddy bear couple from Steiff, dating from 1908, reached a sensational record price of 13,500 British pounds.
In appreciation of this event the Steiff Company produced a replica of the smaller one of these bears in 1988/89. The MUZZLE BEAR 1908 is 46 cm tall (18 inches) and was presented as a Limited Edition of 2650 pieces. This exceptional bear is covered in a coat of the finest mohair plush and stuffed with excelsior. The nose and claws are embroidered by hand with loving care, and the riveted muzzle is made of genuine leather. His paw pads are flesh colored, his large black eyes are glass, and he is fully jointed. He has a Steiff button in his left ear with the WHITE ribbon tag. The White ear tag also gives his Edition Number as #1152 of the 2650 pieces. This bear has a beautiful face under the muzzle and a growl when it is tilted,