Devoted to Steiff, Linda Mullins' identification & price guide looks at the oldest and most famous of all bear makers. Producing plush animals since 1902, Steiff is clearly the leader in desirability and value because of its impeccable quality and craftsmanship.
Collectors of Steiff will enjoy the 350 beautiful photographs of their favorite Steiff animals, and find the secondary market price guide to be accurate and informative. This book contains bears and other Steiff animals from 1904 to the present line of 2001. In addition, there are guidelines for buying and selling, and tips for identifying your Steiff animal. Museum replicas, special and limited edition Steiff, along with Walt Disney World convention bears and Steiff collector's club special edition animals are part of this all-encompassing guide which Steiff collectors will relish. Important milestones, bears and animals in Steiff's history are showcased. Linda Mullins, known as the Ambassador to the Teddy Bear world, authors yet another satisfying and complete book for collectors.
|Publisher:||Hobby House Press|
|Product dimensions:||8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)|
Table of Contents
|Collectibility and Appeal||8|
|Guidelines for Buying and Selling||9|
|Buying for Investment||10|
|Buying and Selling On-Line||11|
|Beware of Jakes||14|
|Using this Book||14|
|Identifying your Steiff||15|
|Buttons, Tags, and Labels|
|Key for Steiff Bears and Animals||17|
|Impartant Milestones, Bears and Animals in Steiff's History||18|
|Teddy Bears 1904-1949||22|
|Teddy Bears 1950-1979||52|
|Museum Replicas, Special and Limited Editions 1980-2001||110|
|Walt Disney World Convention Bears||117|
|Price Guide: Museum Replicas, Special and Limited Editions--1980-2001||125|
|About the Author||160|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As a new collector of Steiff animals, I found this book pleasant with regards to the photographs, but lacking in substance regarding information about the various animals other than bears that Steiff has produced over its long history. The information on the labels and buttons is helpful, however.