(1907) Steiff. Mr Sunday Bear. Showcased by Val Gargus

Showcased by Val Gargus.

This 16" blond Teddybear name is Mr. Sunday Bear. I purchased him from the original family from Lancaster, PA. First child was born in 1907 & the second child born in 1915 both boys. The second child gave the bear to his daughters. I believe it was the first child's bear & was handed down to the second child. This bear is believed to be 1909 from a fellow collector & restorer. This matches the first child theory. The children were only allowed to play with him on Sunday for 1 hour. This is why he has only 2 bald spots one on back of right ear & a small spot on rear of left leg. I named him to keep the memory of those children. He was a very special bear to those children & brought them great joy, I was told.This was the first antique Steiff bear I bought. When  I saw the ad on the internet selling a Steiff bear for $ 400.00 I had no money except $50.00. I had a rare Steiff skunk that was uncatalogued. I sold him for 375.00 on eBay to buy Mr. Sunday bear. This bear is a my favorite bear, I myself repaired his paw pads & stuffed his arms. His growler still works at times. Unfortunately his button was removed. I wanted to share this bear with you because he is so very special to me.

I hope you enjoy the photos & his story,

Description

Date pre 1910
Make Steiff
Button
Label
Fabric Mohair 
Size 16 ins
Eyes Black  boot button
Features Good condition
Jointed Fully Jointed
Pads
Stuffing Woodwool
Clothes

 

Growl
Squeaker sometimes works
Number 356V

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