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Based on a Steiff pattern from 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. 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.
Material: Paper plush
Care: Spot clean
Who knows children’s toys better than the inventors of the teddy bear? Steiff, the world’s oldest plush manufacturer (and the company best known for creating the teddy bear) was founded in 1880 by Margarete Steiff, a seamstress who, due to polio, was limited to sewing with one hand. The famous “Button in Ear” trademark was introduced in 1904 by Franz Steiff, Margarete’s nephew, distinguishing every Steiff toy. While nearly all of the world’s stuffed animals is made with inexpensive knitted plush, Steiff’s creations are made from cuddly soft materials like woven fur, so you can be sure your tot is getting the very best.