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Beautiful Baerle 1905

Beautiful Baerle 1905
We are delighted to offer this beautiful Steiff "Baerle" dating to early 1905 who retains his tiny blank button in ear and has five claws. He is in nice, strong condition with some overall wear to the cream mohair and a small repair to one pad. The black under-felt is showing on the foot pads but does not require attention. Please enquire for more details on this fabulous bear who measures 16" tall


This is a beautiful 16" tall 5-claw Steiff bear made 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!). 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.

Additional pics HERE and HERE and HERE 

SOLD
£3750 - $5100
Note: US Dollar prices are approximate. The purchase price will depend on the exchange rate at the time of the transaction.
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