24" Steiff Center Seam Teddy
24" Big Size Center Seam Steiff Teddy with great look. FF Button, Shoe Button eyes.
Mohair and pads in good condition. $12,500.
Between 1903 and 1908, demand for Steiff Teddies soared.Production increased from 12,000 to 975,000 Teddies .
To conserve materials, Steiff cut six-complete Teddy Bears heads from one length of mohair.
A seventh head was cut in 2 pieces, creating the “center-seam.”The center seam teddy is greatly prized because
he is six times more rare then other Steiff Teddies of this era.