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    Steiff Bear, ca. 1910

    Appraised Value:

    $1,200 - $1,500

    Appraised on: July 11, 2009

    Appraised in: Madison, Wisconsin

    Appraised by: Floyd Jones

    Category: Toys & Games

    Episode Info: Forever Young (#1521)
    Madison, Hour 1 (#1407)

    Originally Aired: February 15, 2010

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    Form: Stuffed Animal
    Material: Cloth
    Period / Style: 20th Century
    Value Range: $1,200 - $1,500

    Update 12.19.2011:

    We contacted appraiser Floyd Jones for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $800 - $1,000 (Decreased)

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    Appraisal Video: (0:47)


    Appraised By:

    Floyd Jones

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: The only thing I know is that it came from Germany. And my grandfather brought it back for me for my fifth birthday. And that was about 1951.

    APPRAISER: Well, it's a little bit older than that. It's a Steiff bear. Margaret Steiff made bears about the turn of the century. This one is from about 1910. If you notice here, it has a button on the ear that says "Steiff." Also, what makes this one a little bit unusual is that it has straight legs. Normally, the legs are more bent like this.

    GUEST: I see.

    APPRAISER: A little bit of damage, but those things can be repaired. In this condition, it's worth about $1,200 to $1,500. If it was in mint condition, anywhere up to $5,000.

    GUEST: Oh, wow!

    APPRAISER: Thanks for bringing it in.

    GUEST: Very good! Thank you very much, appreciate it.

    APPRAISER: You're welcome.

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