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Steiff Stuffed Animals – Toys to Love for a Lifetime

Steiff Stuffed Animals – Toys to Love for a Lifetime

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Steiff Classic 1920 Teddy Bear Light Brown 10Steiff Classic 1920 Teddy Bear Light Brown 10

Like so many German kids, I was lucky enough to have a few stuffed Steiff Stuffed Animals & Plush toys. A  small Dog with a blue collar and a bell, an Owl, and a Goldfish. One very memorable Christmas, I found a Steiff Bear sitting in the branches of our Christmas Tree. The Owl is still with me today, it sits on the table next to my chair and watches me read. The little dog lives in my daughter’s room, the collar and bell gone, but the dog is still loved. The Goldfish makes an occasional appearance.

Unlike so many things today, these lovely stuffed toys were designed to last a lifetime, and be enjoyed by generations. These are toys that kids love and remember.

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Steiff Teddy Bear History

Steiff Stuffed Animals Plush Toys
Margarete Stiff

Margarete Steiff had Polio as a teenager, and although she lost the use of her legs, and had constant pain in her right hand,  she never slowed down. She trained to be a seamstress, fixing the sewing machine so that it worked well for her needs. She started sewing clothing and household objects. The first Steiff animal was an elephant, that was meant to be a pincushion, but the children loved it so much that it became a toy.

By 1880, Margarete began sewing other animals out of Felt and Mohair, and the Steiff company was founded. Although she was selling thousands of toys, it was in 1906, with the introduction of the Teddy Bear, that Steiff became internationally famous. The first jointed Bear was mohair… and nicknamed Teddy (after President Theodore Roosevelt). In 1904 the Metal Ear Button was added to each animal to identify it as a true Steiff.

Steiff Stuffed Animals
Steiff Elephant


The Steiff company uses environmentally friendly materials that are tested for allergens and toxins. They weave their own materials to insure quality. “Only the best is good enough for our children” is a motto the company stands by. When you buy a baby toy from Steiff, you can be assured that it is safe and durable enough to last a lifetime…. and maybe even their child’s lifetime.

Steiff Stuffed Animals Plush Toys

You can read more about Margarete Steiff and her incredible story on the Steiff Website… 

Sadly my bear was accidentally donated away… (My poor dad may never recover from the tauma of that mistake). Today, I’d like to think that somewhere a child is enjoying it, and that it’s not just sitting on a shelf somewhere… A Steiff Bear is for loving.

 

The Steiff Jubilee Bear celebrates 135 years of Steiff…. The bear holds the original Elephant!

135 Year Jubilee Teddy Bear135 Year Jubilee Teddy Bear

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Steiff Stuffed Animals & Plush Toys

Looking for the perfect Steiff Bear?

For Your favorite Child? Or maybe yourself?

Steiff Happy 11Steiff Happy 11Steiff My First Steiff Teddy Bear Plush, BeigeSteiff My First Steiff Teddy Bear Plush, BeigeFynn In SuitcaseFynn In SuitcaseSteiff Classic 1920 Teddy Bear Light Brown 14Steiff Classic 1920 Teddy Bear Light Brown 14Steiff Teddy bear Otto 2015 PlushSteiff Teddy bear Otto 2015 PlushSteiff Sweetheart Teddy Bear Plush, CreamSteiff Sweetheart Teddy Bear Plush, CreamSteiff Charly Dangling Teddy Bear Plush, Brown, 30cmSteiff Charly Dangling Teddy Bear Plush, Brown, 30cmSteiff Paddy Teddy Bear Plush, Light BrownSteiff Paddy Teddy Bear Plush, Light BrownSteiff My First Steiff Teddy Bear Plush, PinkSteiff My First Steiff Teddy Bear Plush, PinkSteiff Hannes Teddy BearSteiff Hannes Teddy BearSteiff Sleep Well Bear Plush, PinkSteiff Sleep Well Bear Plush, Pink

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More Steiff Stuffed Animals & Plush Toys

Steiff Trampili Elephant Plush, GreySteiff Trampili Elephant Plush, GreySteiff Little Friend Linda Lamb Plush, Wool WhiteSteiff Little Friend Linda Lamb Plush, Wool WhiteSteiff Bernie Husky Plush, Grey/WhiteSteiff Bernie Husky Plush, Grey/WhiteSteiff Koko Chimpanzee Plush, BrownSteiff Koko Chimpanzee Plush, BrownSteiff Pilla DucklingSteiff Pilla DucklingSteiff Little Friend Sissi Piglet Plush, Pale PinkSteiff Little Friend Sissi Piglet Plush, Pale PinkSteiff Piccy Tit Plush, Yellow/Blue/WhiteSteiff Piccy Tit Plush, Yellow/Blue/WhiteSteiff Sigi Bernese Mountain Dog Plush, Black/Brown/WhiteSteiff Sigi Bernese Mountain Dog Plush, Black/Brown/WhiteSteiff Wittie Owl Plush, Grey BrindledSteiff Wittie Owl Plush, Grey BrindledSteiff Rieke Dangling Fawn Plush, BrownSteiff Rieke Dangling Fawn Plush, BrownSteiff Mimmi Tabby Catz Plush, RedSteiff Mimmi Tabby Catz Plush, RedSteiff Piff Grey MouseSteiff Piff Grey Mouse

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Steiff Toys for Babies!

Special Extra Soft and Cuddly

Steiff Knuffi Teddy bear grip toy, white/pink Baby PlushSteiff Knuffi Teddy bear grip toy, white/pink Baby PlushSteiff Steiff«s little circus giraffe comforter, red Baby PlushSteiff Steiff«s little circus giraffe comforter, red Baby PlushSteiff Sleep Well Bear Comforter Plush, BlueSteiff Sleep Well Bear Comforter Plush, BlueSteiff Issy Donkey Grip Toy Plush, Taupe Grey/Petroleum Blue/BlackberrySteiff Issy Donkey Grip Toy Plush, Taupe Grey/Petroleum Blue/BlackberrySteiff Sleep Well Bear Music Box, Gray, 7.9Steiff Sleep Well Bear Music Box, Gray, 7.9Steiff Jocko Monkey Comforter - Brown/Beige/GreenSteiff Jocko Monkey Comforter – Brown/Beige/GreenSteiff Leon Lion Comforter Plush, Beige/Yellow/OrangeSteiff Leon Lion Comforter Plush, Beige/Yellow/OrangeSteiff Steiff«s little circus giraffe rattle, red Baby PlushSteiff Steiff«s little circus giraffe rattle, red Baby PlushSteiff Eli elephant, white/blue Baby PlushSteiff Eli elephant, white/blue Baby Plush

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Steiff Steiff«s little circus elephant, light blue Baby PlushSteiff Steiff«s little circus elephant, light blue Baby Plush

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Vintage Steiff Bears

Ohhh… now I’m even sadder about my bears vanishing!! Some of these are really expensive!

Edmund - 1950s Steiff with button GermanEdmund – 1950s Steiff with button GermanRare Color Vintage Mohair Steiff Teddy BearRare Color Vintage Mohair Steiff Teddy BearSteiff Bears-Dark Brown Mama Bear Holding Baby Bear in armsSteiff Bears-Dark Brown Mama Bear Holding Baby Bear in arms

 

Vintage Steiff Animals

Steiff made a lot more than just bears…even an Okapi! I had a bird, a fish and a cat…

Vintage 1950s-1960s Steiff OkapiVintage 1950s-1960s Steiff OkapiBunny Rabbit, Soft and Cuddly, Floppy EarsBunny Rabbit, Soft and Cuddly, Floppy EarsOn sale - Sweet Little Steiff Mohair ElephantOn sale – Sweet Little Steiff Mohair ElephantVintage Steiff small Mohair Goat, ZickyVintage Steiff small Mohair Goat, Zicky

 





Steiff Stuffed Animals Plush Toys

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