Brave Barnie Steiff bear is a love-worn character of immense charm. The old boy has undergone various sympathetic repairs over the years, including patches to his muzzle, chest, and top of left arm which also has a split, roughly in the middle, and is neatly bandaged up. We haven’t disturbed it, but if anyone wants to see the condition of his arm, we’ll ask him if we can remove it.
Barnie’s woodwool-stuffing has settled a little in the tops of his legs. However, overall he’s a good solid bear. All his joints work fine, but his growler has packed up. He has an old re-stitched nose and mouth, and a completely recovered footpad, while both paws are almost completely patched.
Barnie’s right ears is a replacement, but it’s a reasonably good match, and he has plenty of gold mohair, especially at the back. He’s by no means perfect, but incredibly lovable.