Thursday, June 15, 2006

Yo Yo here we Go with Steiff USA Exclusive.......

......Hansel, The Baby Faced Bear.

The term Babyfaced Bear was coined by collectors to describe vintage Steiff bears with round heads and juvenile features.
In the early 1900 Steiff was a cottage industry, so employees would work from home to create Steiff products.
Thus, each Teddy truly was one of a kind! Some people would stuff the Teddies a little more than others, giving the head a fuller look.

As time went on, these more rounded Teddies began to capture the hearts of bear lovers, and were soon considered highly collectible.
Hansel is based on an original owned by Patricia Haluga.

To order this bear please click on the header above.
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