Steiff Bear, ca. 1910

Value (2009) | $1,200 Retail$1,500 Retail

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.

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.

I see.

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.

Oh, wow!

Thanks for bringing it in.

Very good! Thank you very much, appreciate it.

You're welcome.

Appraisal Details

Chicago, IL
Appraised value (2009)
$1,200 Retail$1,500 Retail
Madison, WI (July 11, 2009)
20th Century
December 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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