A collection of Stieff teddy bears and soft toys worth an estimated £1.2 million have been discovered at a collector's home in America and will be sent to auction. The find has amazed experts who cannot believe that such a rare collection existed, some 1,300 items all in beautiful condition.
The teddies will all be auctioned next month by Christies. The famous auction house has said that it is the best collection they have ever seen as some are over a century old and yet are in a good state.
One bear, a one off 'Harlequin Bear', is expected to fetch up to £110,000 in the sale and islikely to break the world record for the most money ever spent to purchase a bear. It is made of mohair and was crafted as an experiment by one of the employees at the company back in 1944. It's arms and legs move, and he used to have a growl when turned upside down but this has faded with time!
The collection includes all sorts of other stuffed toys including cats, dogs, lions and even frogs! All of them have been made by Stieff, the famous German toy maker, renowned the world over for the creation of beautiful stuffed bears and toys, each one hand-stitched and hand-stuffed.
Other unusual items in the collection include a 1910 hot water bottle bear said to be worth £30,000 and a Mickey Mouse figure estimated between £5,000 and £10,000.
So, for some early Christmas bargains, pop along to Christies on 13 October with a big and full purse!
|<< <||> >>|
Hi! I'm Tikal the Toucan, the mascot for ToucanLearn. Follow my blog to find out interesting things relating to babies, toddlers and preschool children!
Sign up FREE to ToucanLearn to follow our activity based learning programme for babies, toddlers and children. We offer hundreds of fun learning craft, games and activities - every activity is aimed at the capabilities of your specific children. Download custom activity sheets, and log their progress in each child's unique Daily Diary!
You'll also find sticker and reward charts, certificates, number and letter practice. Every activity links into the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) areas of learning and development.
Fill in our Daily Diary to log progress against the EYFS and add photo entries instantly simply by sending them straight from your phone. You can share diaries back with parents or childminders so that everyone can enjoy watching your children develop.
activities animals art babies baby behaviour books «child development» childcare childminder children christmas colours communication confidence cooking counting craft «daily diary» development doctor «early years foundation stage» eating eyfs family «fine motor skills» food fruit fun games garden happy health healthy «healthy eating» ideas insects language «language development» learning letters «make believe» music nature numbers nursery ofsted outdoors parenting park pictures play playing pregnancy «pretend play» reading relax research routine safety school shapes sleep speech sun television toddler toddlers toucanlearn «toucanlearn blog» toys vegetables water words writing
©2020 by ToucanLearn Ltd.Credits: Build your own site!