Rare black Steiff Teddy bear, German 1912  This bear was originally given to one of the designers of the Titanic, and has since been passed on through the same family.

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Lot 702
Rare black Steiff Teddy bear, German 1912
This bear was originally given to one of the designers of the Titanic, and has since been passed on through the same family.

Sold for £ 8,962 (US$ 12,316) inc. premium
Rare black Steiff Teddy bear, German 1912
The straw filled short mohair bear with black boot button eyes, remains of black stitched nose and claws, pronounced snout, swivel head and jointed at shoulders and hips, hump to back, elongated arms and large feet, beige felt paw pads and button to left ear, 13in (33cm) tall, right eye rubbed, hole to nose, new felt glued on to original upper paw pads, small repair to right ankle, (This bear was originally given to one of the designers of the Titanic, and has since been passed on through the same family.)
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