STEIFF LIMITED EDITION 919 PIECES WORLDWIDE
This is not the first paper plush Teddy ever manufactured but it is the first in platinum grey.
The technology for making paper ‘fur’, originally developed to create replacement textiles during post-war shortages, was rediscovered by Steiff in 2010, when they released a Replica Paper Teddy
Since then, it has been used for only the most rare and important limited editions.
Paper Teddy is a wonderful five-way jointed with silver metallic paw pads that are sewn from Pinatex®, an innovative textile made from pineapple leaf fibres discarded after the pineapple harvest.
He has a stitched nose and his individually crafted ‘boot button’-style eyes are made of wood by a long-time Steiff supplier to replicate those used by the company through about 1910.
He has a custom chest tag design based on Steiff’s early elephant logo, a trademark frequently used as a stencil to paint identification on the company’s transport crates in the early 1900’s.
Only 919 pieces will be manufactured, marking the year 1919 when the first paper bear made its debut.
His Steiff ‘button-in-ear’ is silver plated. .
Each bear is a work of art that is a tribute to the Steiff Company and to the extraordinary personality of its founder Margarette Steiff.
As a Steiff white label limited edition only 919 of this design will be produced world wide. As with all limited edition collectable Steiff bears these teddies have their edition number printed on their Steiff white label Button in Ear Tag which is Steiffs mark of authentication
From the moment you drive into the large off street parking area and see Nana's Teddies new sanstone block facaded cottage you will know you are in for an unique experience, cross the cobbled porch under the federation style bull nosed verandah and enter 310 square metres of luxurious air conditioned show room. Just standing in the entry and being greeted by more than 15,000 Teddy Bears and their cuddly friends will take you back to the memories you childhood.
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