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The Story of the Steiff Teddy Bear By Gunther Pfeiffer

The Story of the Steiff Teddy Bear by Gunther Pfeiffer

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Summary

Apart from the story of the teddy bear's creation 100 years ago in Giengen, southern Germany, this title reveals information about the porduction of Steiff teddy bears, the situation in the collectors' and antique markets and an overview of the models produced since 1902.

The Story of the Steiff Teddy Bear Summary

The Story of the Steiff Teddy Bear: An Illustrated History from 1902 by Gunther Pfeiffer

A host of mysteries have arisen surrounding the jointed teddy's creation over 100 years ago in the small town of Giengen, in the south of Germany - who created him, what did he look like, and just where did his name come from? The results of extensive research are presented in this informative and entertaining volume, illustrated throughout with fascinating and beautiful photographs. Apart from the story of the Teddy's creation, the 184 pages reveal a great deal of interesting and valuable information about the production of Steiff Teddy Bears, what they mean to people of all ages, the current situation in the collectors' and antique markets and an overview of the models produced over the last 100 years. Over 250 illustrations, including photographs from the archives of Margarete Steiff GmbH, provide a stunning backdrop for the exciting story of the Teddy Bear.

About Gunther Pfeiffer

Gunther Pfeiffer retired in 1995 to leave more time for his hobbies, which has included writing numerous books and articles on the subject of the Steiff Teddy Bear. He and his team organize and promote the Steiff Festival that is held every year in Giengen, as well as the special auction at the the Festival which brings a unique selection of steiff articles under the hammer. Although his former hobby has become a new career, Gunther is still a collector at heart and never ceases to be enchanted by the beauty and quality of Steiff products.

Table of Contents

Foreword 1. Richard Steiff's Idea 2. The Jointed Bear is Born 3. Forefather of the Teddy Bear 4. 55PB's Descendants 5. My Name is Teddy... 6. From Model to Series Production 7. What the Teddy Bear Means to Young & Old 8. Collectors' Tales 9. The Teddy Bear as an Antique and Collector's Item 10. 100 years of Teddy Bear Models Appendix - Index - Acknowledgements

Additional information

GOR001983922
The Story of the Steiff Teddy Bear: An Illustrated History from 1902 by Gunther Pfeiffer
Used - Very Good
Paperback
David & Charles
2003-09-25
184
0715316060
9780715316061
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