The Story of the Steiff Teddy Bear: An Illustrated History from 1902
Learn the history and story of the ever-popular Steiff Teddy Bear through color photographs and commentary! A host of mysteries have arisen ... Show synopsis Learn the history and story of the ever-popular Steiff Teddy Bear through color photographs and commentary! A host of mysteries have arisen surrounding the jointed teddy's creation over 100 years ago in the small town of Giengen, Germany--who created him, what did he look like, and just where did his name come from? This informative and entertaining guide reveals a great deal of interesting and valuable information about the history and production of every model of the Steiff Teddy Bear. Inside readers will find over 250 illustrations including rare archive photographs depicting the process from the very beginning. In addition to the story of the making of the bears, information and commentary is presented about what they meant to people of all ages and the current market for Steiff collectors. It's an essential book for those interested in antiques and fans young and old of this irresistible teddy bear!