steiff christmas ornament Camel EAN 667138 USA exclusive 2003 box & certificate

The Camel Christmas Tree ornament, was made for Steiff North America, in 2003, EAN 667138, size 11 cm. Camels are traditionally associated with Nativity scenes, and are often part of the Manger menagerie, and also, of course one of the Wise Men, came on a camel, hence the Camel Tree ornament decoration. Made in fine beige mohair, the camel has a gold coloured bridle with brass bells and wool tassles, woven silk tail, and attached button with white tag, for a limited edition. The camel also comes in a window type display box and certificate. The Camel is new, however, the box does not have an outer cover, and shows small signs of rubbing, where other boxes have been stored with it.