Steiff Pre War Teddy Bear

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Description of Doll for Sale

I am pleased to offer a vintage 13 inch pre war Steiff teddy bear. This bear is of the pre war design made from 1934-1943 and is often referred to as a double squeaker.  It features the longer paws seen on the early Steiff teddy bears.  This design of bear was also made briefly after WWII in 1949 before being replaced by the modern short paw version we see today.  His Mohair is in great condition considering his age.  He has his original ribbon tied around his neck but is missing his button and tags.  He fully jointed and still has his original felt pads on his arms and legs. 

Condition of Doll for Sale

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There is some wear on the mohair on the tips of the arms and legs and around the nose.  The rest of the mohair is in good shape with no significant stains or bald spots.  (see pictures) You can click the pictures to see close-ups of the condition.  The felt pads have no worn spots or moth damage.  There are some stains on the pads themselves.  See closeups in the slide show. 

This is an antique doll that will have some wear and imperfections expected in an antique or vintage doll.  I make every effort to describe all significant flaws in my descriptions and show them in the pictures.  Please read the description fully and examine all the pictures to be sure you understand the condition of the doll.  The pictures can be enlarged to show the doll in great detail.  If you have any questions or would like any additional information on this doll please email me and I will be glad to answer your question.  California residents are responsible for California Sales tax in addition to the purchase price shown.

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Availability: In Stock

Cost Price: $500.00 Shipping & Insurance: $18.00 Dollnum: #327

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Purchase Information

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Terms and Shipping

The shipping charge includes packaging, insurance and tracking information.  Dolls over $500 will require a signature when they are delivered. I sell and ship only to the continental US (no Alaska and Hawaii).  I often ship by UPS so the shipment must be to an address (no P.O. boxes).

All items are guaranteed to be as described on this page regarding condition, attribution and attire. If you purchase something from me and feel it is not as represented on this page please contact me by phone, email or postmarked letter within three days of receiving the item and I will gladly refund your full payment excluding shipping fees.  To get a refund the item must be returned in it's original condition and with all garments and accessories. If you do not contact me within three days of receiving the item, it is understood by both the buyer and the seller that the item is as described and a return privilege is no longer available.