ÄLV BEARS” MUSEUM BEARS

ÄLV in Swedish means River and we choose this name as we are situated in Kungälv which translated means Kings River. All of our bears are beautifully handmade using not just the style but in many cases elements of antique bears- those bears that are beyond restoration.

ÄLV BEARS

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WE OFFER LAYWAYS

CONTACT US FOR DETAILS FOR ALL LAYAWAYS

** Layaway is available for all our bears on toys. BEFORE PURCHASING FOR Layaway, please contact me for details. **

1920's Brown SteiffLayaway for Farnell Bear

20% of the purchase price is asked as a down payment deposit, however, if it is a larger purchase a 10% deposit is sufficient. It will be up to you to decide how you pay it off, ie. how much you wish to pay and when you wish to pay, as long as the full term does not exceed 6 months. I will email you a receipt and updated invoice each time a payment is made (payments can be made. The invoice will show all payments to date and the amount left to pay. As soon as it is paid in full your purchase posted to you with tracking. If you wish to go ahead with a layaway on any of my items , please put the item in your cart, press purchase and then message me and I will send you the details. Should you wish to withdraw from the layaway the deposit will be retained then any additional payments refunded. Please feel free to message me with any questions.

A RARE CHANCE TO SEE SOME INCREDIBLE STEIFF BEARS FROM THE 2010 CHRISTIES AUCTION

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.