Steiff Bear, ca. 1930

Value (2016) | $2,000 Retail$3,000 Retail

I went through a dumpster in Queens and I found the bear and several other toys at the same time.

Oh, wow. Now, do you know anything about the bear, any history?

No, nothing at all.

Well, let me tell you, it's a nice bear. It's a Steiff bear. What I like about it is it's a white mohair bear. It has glass eyes. Also, this red tag tells me definitely it's from the early 1930s. Usually, these red tags were torn off. And the condition, overall, is wonderful. And it was just found in a dumpster? You just-- amazing.

Just pulled it right out.

That's great. Well, what's nice is that it has the felt pads, and it is stuffed with excelsior, and if you squeeze the bear, you can feel that there's a little squeaker that was actually right inside the bear. The market is very good for Steiff bears, and I would estimate this bear in the $3,000-to-$5,000 price range for this little mohair bear.

You're kidding.

Not at all.

Appraisal Details

TreasureQuest Appraisal Group, Inc.
Hobe Sound, FL
Update (2016)
$2,000 Retail$3,000 Retail
Update (2013)
$3,000 Retail$5,000 Retail
Appraised value (2001)
$3,000 Retail$5,000 Retail
New York, NY (July 14, 2001)
December 23, 2013: We contacted appraiser Tim Luke for an updated appraisal in today's market.

Current Appraised Value: $3,000 - $5,000 (Unchanged)

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