Steiff EAN 403118 Wistful Happy Replica 1926
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Steiff Wistful Happy replica 1926 teddy bear.
Year: Spring 2013
Size: 46 cm. / 18.4"
Material: blond mohair
Stuffed with woodshavings
Hand stitched nose
Fully, though loosely jointed
Limited to1.000 pieces world wide
With "underscored button" made out of patinated steel
Not intended as a toy
With certificate and box
"Wistful Happy" replica 1926
Nicknamed "Wistful Happy" because of his sad but endearing expression, this bear is a replica of a top seller at the "Steiff Sommer Auktion" in 2012.
The original bear was once made of tipped mohair, but this effect faded over time.
The airbrush artisans at Steiff called attention to the original tipping by painting in the ears, at the neck, and in the seam areas.
In fact, the whole bear is painted to achieve an antique effect, with special attention paid to the area under the eyes, which gives the bear its "wistful" expression.
The bear features large dark brown glass pupil eyes, a loosely jointed head, is wood stuffed, and has a squeaker.
As befitting a true replica of the period, it has a underscored Button in Ear. A must for the serious collector.
Wistful Happy is limited to 1000 pieces world wide.
Steiff "Wistful Happy"replica 1926 comes with a certificate and box