17, Feb 2017 | Toys
Kids back then used to call them stuffed animals, plushies or simply best friends, nothing hasn’t changed ever since, except for time, the most expensive teddy bears in the world are a living proof that time made them unique, exclusive and extremely rare, hence the price… Collectors or simply rich people love to obtain one of these pieces.
Steiff Dicky Teddy Bear ($53,800)
Made in 1930, the Dicky Bear was made to be a low-cost bear to face the financial issues caused by the Great Depression. This bear was an engagement gift in the same year and treasured for a lifetime before being auctioned at Christie’s in 2007.
Steiff centre-seam Teddy Bear ($54,922)
Made in 1908, this cinnamon color rare bear had a silver brooch with the name ‘Will’. It was sold in 2004.
Steiff Tedy Bear with Hot Water Bottle ($61,745)
Made between 1907 and 1914, only 90 of these bears were produced because the bear was not much of a success. The last one known was sold in December 2006.
Steiff Happy Anniversary Teddy Bear ($68,330)
Made in 1926, this bear was bought in 1989 by two teddy bear collectors to celebrate their 42nd wedding anniversary.
Steiff Harlequin Teddy Bear ($74,560)
Made in 1925 as a sample, this multi-colored bear was bought in 1999 and re-sold in 2010.
Steiff Rod Teddy Bear ($101,880)
Made in 1904, it is one of the first bears ever produced by the german company. It was sold in 2002 in Germany.
Steiff Titanic Teddy Bear ($136,000)
Made in 1912 after the Titanic accident, only 600 were produced to mourn the tragic event. The company produced this model in five different sizes one of the 20” tall bears were sold in 2000.
Steiff Teddy Bear Girl ($136,650)
Made in 1905. it was a gift that Bob Henderson received when he was born. Being in the middle of the battlefield, this bear survived WWII. In 1990, Henderson died, and in four years after his beloved bear was sold to a Japanese businessman – Yoshihiro Sekiguchi.
Steiff Louis Vuitton Teddy Bear ($2.1 million)
Made in 2000, Steiff joined the fashion luxury brand Louis Vuitton to make the world’s most expensive Teddy bear. The buyer is the renowed Korean collector Jessie Kim who placed in the Teddy Bear Museum in Korea.
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