Early Steiff Bertl is stuffed with woodwool, and is all original except for old replaced ‘wash-leather’ paw pads. He has shoebutton eyes and embroidered features, and most of his claws are still intact.
Bertl’s felt foot pads are in good condition with only two small patched repairs, and a few pinprick holes. His growler no longer works, but his joints are sound. Nestling deep in his left ear is Bertl’s Steiff button, concealed by his fur.
This sweet-faced ted has an impressive amount of blonde mohair, and is a good sturdy old boy. His only bodily repair is a few tiny, almost invisible, stitches to the back of one leg. Also, there’s a little settlement of stuffing in the tops of his arms. Overall, though, Bertl is an antique treasure, wearing his cute German outfit.