Before Teddy Roosevelt, there was no such thing as a "Teddy" bear. But all that changed, more than a century ago, when Roosevelt went to Mississippi for a bear hunt. Naturally, his hosts wanted Mr. President to find a bear to collect. However, none was to be found, except for a lone baby bear cub. When his hosts presented the cub to him as a trophy to be taken, Roosevelt, in a true show of sportsmanship, declined. And in saving the life of the baby bear, he found himself in the political comic strips of the day, as a savior of the cub. Thus, "Teddy"s bear, (or the "Teddy bear") was born. This year, Steiff North America is pleased to bring you a set which honors both Teddy Roosevelt and the cub whose life he chose to spare. As part of our ongoing series of "Great American Teddy Bears", this two-piece set includes both a fully jointed Teddy bear, and a Teddy bear cub based on the political cartoons of the day. It's a must-have set that no Steiff collector — or Teddy bear fan — can be without!
- Collection: 2022 North American Exclusive Limited Edition
- Edition Size: 1,000 pieces - North America only
- Material: Made of the finest mohair
- Color: Beige & brown
- Size: 12 inches
- Eyes: Safety eyes
- Ear Tag: Special gold-plated “Button-in-Ear”
- Joints: 5-way jointed
- Care: Surface washable
- Country of Origin: Made in Germany
- Age Group: Adult Collectors. NOT A TOY
Steiff is the world’s premier manufacturer of high-end toys and collectibles. Indeed, Steiff is the only “luxury” toy brand in the marketplace today. Internationally renowned for its exceptional quality, Steiff still utilizes traditional materials and proven manufacturing techniques to create its unique and highly prized products.
Since 1880, Steiff has been making plush toys and collectibles that set the world standard for quality. Made from only the finest materials -- fabrics such as mohair, alpaca, cotton velvet, and woven fur -- each Steiff animal is meticulously hand-sewn and hand-finished by our staff of talented artisans in Giengen, Germany.
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