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  • Feb 28 2011
  • 28 Feb 2011

Steiff Commercial Production: HorZu’s Mecki and Micki Hedgehog

Steiff has a long and interesting history of partnering with other companies and organizations to produce logos and mascots as collectibles. For example, way back […]

  • Feb 28 2011
  • 28 Feb 2011

Running Guns for a Mobster: Providing Prop Pistols for Hollywood’s ‘Public Enemies’

Being an antique and memorabilia dealer is the most fun job in the universe. I get calls from prop masters all the time to work […]

  • Feb 14 2011
  • 14 Feb 2011

Pocket Toys: Steiff’s Oddly Marvelous Marsupials

The other day, I was talking with a friend about Steiff and the tremendous range of animal species it has so elegantly and accurately produced […]

  • Feb 1 2011
  • 1 Feb 2011

Better Than Valentine’s Candy or Roses: Steiff’s Limited Edition Bling Bears

Everyone loves a little bling, Steiff collectors and enthusiasts included. And there is no better time for a little delightful indulgence than Valentine’s Day, even […]

  • Jan 19 2011
  • 19 Jan 2011

Sniffing Out an Obscure Steiff Pup: Treff the Bloodhound

Steiff brand Teddy bears, dolls and animals have been collectors’ favorites for more than 100 years. Their quality of manufacturing, attention to detail and outstanding […]

  • Nov 30 2010
  • 30 Nov 2010

Steiff’s Endearing Creepy Crawlers From the 1950s & ’60s

Not every one of nature’s creations can be considered “endearing” . . . unless they just happen to be replicated in mohair, velvet or felt […]

  • Nov 8 2010
  • 8 Nov 2010

Seeing Things in Black and White with Steiff’s Amazing Penguins

Without getting too black or white on the subject, it is no stretch to say that Steiff penguins are among the company’s most delightful aquatic […]

  • Nov 2 2010
  • 2 Nov 2010

Collector’s Minute: Albert Ludovici Prints & Puzzles

The artist Albert Ludovici Jr. (1852-1932) was a member of British Royal Academy of Painters, Sculptors, Engravers, member of the French school of painting and […]

  • Oct 10 2010
  • 10 Oct 2010

Single-Owner Collection of Antique French, German Dolls to go on the Block

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – A nice, single-owner collection of more than 125 rare and vintage dolls—nearly all of them made in France and Germany between […]

  • Sep 20 2010
  • 20 Sep 2010

The Collector’s Minute: Ellis Maple Dolls

Identification of dolls can be difficult, hindered by the fact many are unmarked, some manufacturers made parts for other doll makers and the market has […]