Rare Steiff 'Opossum', German circa 1910
Adopted as a mascot for the new U.S president William Taft
White mohair straw filled possum with black button eyes, remains of pink stitched nose, mouth and claws, felt ears, swivel head and jointed at shoulders and hips, long bandaged tail and wearing a red, white and blue waistcoat and neck tie, (mohair worn, with holes to arms, legs and nose, tail bandaged), 18cm (7in) tall.
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