1911 White Steiff Bear

Value (2017) | $6,000 Retail$7,000 Retail

I brought you a teddy bear that's been in our family since probably 1900s. It was my mom's cousin's. She inherited him, you know, and she was an only child, a little girl that had him, so he's in good condition.

Yeah, he's absolutely beautiful. And you learned something about him today too, didn't you? He squeaks.

Yeah, I was so shocked.

And any idea who made him at all?

Somebody told me Steiff.

Yup, they were telling you the right thing. He originally had a button in his ear, which is now gone. Beautiful white Steiff bear, perfect patch, shoe button eyes. White Steiff bears are very, very rare. And one like him, this size, this condition probably between $8,000 and $10,000.

Oh my gosh!

So you've got a good Steiff there.

Oh wow, that's...

You have the best Steiff bear here today. Great.

Appraisal Details

Update (2017)
$6,000 Retail$7,000 Retail
Appraised value (2002)
$8,000 Retail$10,000 Retail
Seattle, WA (June 15, 2002)

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