CAUTION! This product is not a toy and is intended for adult collectors only.
Steiff 682612 ? Although the world's first Teddy bear traces its roots to Giengen, Germany in 1902, this iconic toy also has an American pedigree. As every Teddy bear lover knows, the Teddy bear was named for Theodore Teddy Roosevelt, the U.S. President who served from 1901 through 1909. As the legend goes, Roosevelt was on a hunting expedition to Mississippi when he refused to shoot a bear cub that had been captured for him to kill. Newspaper cartoons made 'Teddy's bear' famous, and the rest is history! In honor of this beloved leader and his namesake, Steiff is pleased to present 'The Great American Teddy bear', paying tribute to the Teddy bear's proud heritage. This 12 inch Teddy is made of the finest mohair russet and is five-way jointed. He wears a replica of an original T.R. campaign button in patriotic colors of antiqued red, white, and blue to match his dapper bow tie ribbon. To add to his patriotic personality, he even plays The Star Spangled Banner. For that perfect Steiff touch, he features the iconic Steiff gold-plated button-in-ear. The Great American Teddy Bear is a 'must-have', historic addition to every Steiff or Teddy bear collection. A 2015 Steiff North American edition limited to only 1500 pieces.
Limited edition of 1,500 pieces exclusive to USA. Steiff 2015 Collection
Made of finest mohair. 5-way jointed. Measures approximately 11.8?. Limited Edition of 1,500 pieces. Musical bear plays ?The Star Spangeld Banner?. With certificate and box. Not intended as a toy.