STEIFF BLOND MOHAIR DICKY BEAR WITH BUTTON AND PLAIN FELT PAW PADS.
An utterly charming example of Steiff’s relatively rare Dicky bear, which was produced as an inexpensive alternative to the company’s higher priced products in the early 1930s. This circa 1930s Dicky is 5-ways jointed with tan felt paw pads. This model was also produced with velvet paw pads which were authentically stenciled to look like a real bear’s paw. His distinctive and serious looking face is detailed with black and brown glass pupil eyes and a black hand-embroidered nose and mouth located on a prominent inset muzzle. His face is further highlighted with a touch of airbrushing around his eyes and mouth. Dicky retains his original long trailing “F” button and remains of his red ear tag as his Steiff IDs. The Dicky design was produced in blond, white, and brown in sizes ranging from 15-75 cm in the 1930-1941 period. SIZE: Overall 12″ t (30cm). Sitting 8-1/2″ t (22cm). PROVENANCE: Chuck & Cathy Steffes Collection. CONDITION: Professionally replaced paw pad. One foot pad with very minor restoration and holes. Nose possibly restitched. Otherwise very good. 1-13796 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 3067
Auction: Advertising, Toy & Doll - Spring 2014
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