This was one of the finest collections of teddy bears and stuffed toys made by German company, Steiff, to go under the hammer at Christies Bear Auction in London.
This vast collection of Steiff bears, dogs, monkeys, lions, cats and elephants brought buyers from all over the world.
The most valuable teddy bear was the 1925 Steiff Harlequin with red and blue mohair. And other
interesting lots included a 1910 hot water bottle bear, one of the oldest lots is Steiff’s first design, a velvet elephant pincushion from around 1907 and many toys, prototypes which were never manufactured, but were saved in perfect condition by Steiff factory workers.