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1905 "Baerle"

1905
Beautiful rare 5-claw Steiff with tiny blank button in ear (early 1905) measuring 16" tall in very nice original condition with small wear in places to the cream mohair - a face which just melts your heart!

Produced in early 1905 and known as a "Baerle 35PAB" ("Baerle" is an affectionate term to use towards someone special or much loved - the name "Teddy Bear" wasn't yet used by Steiff!). These new-look soft-filled cute looking bears with stitched noses rather than sealing wax were the ones which totally thrilled Margaret Steiff because she was never very happy with the "clumsy" look of a rod bear.

Baerle 35PAB (PAB stands for pluesh, angescheibt and beweglich - plush, disc-jointed and moveable) dates very precisely to early 1905.

After this very short period, all bears were made with 4 claws and a larger blank button was used, followed by the FF button.

We can surely understand why Margaret Steiff was so thrilled when Richard Steiff designed this incredible, sweet-faced, soft "NEW LOOK" bear which was later to become the "teddy bear"

Additional pics HERE and HERE and HERE 
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£3750 - $4762
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