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£495.00

A very well-loved, early humpbacked Steiff bear with ‘ff’ underscored earbutton c.1908. Barnie is 41 cms (16″) tall, and has original boot button eyes.

He’s been extensively repaired over the years, and his right ear is a replacement, along with his nose and mouth stitching, and a footpad.

Despite Barnie’s wear and tear, he remains a sturdy ted with plenty of gold mohair at the back. He’s dressed in a handmade Victorian-style sailor coat, old red leather boots, and wears a large bell round his neck. Barnie a very dear character with a lovely countenance.

 

My name is German and means ‘Brave as a bear’. This is very apt, all things considered. I’ve suffered quite a few injuries during the past century, but it’s because I was loved so very much.

However, I’m not completely worn out  – far from it! I’m just hitting my prime, so I don’t wish to retire to the attic for quite some time!

 

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Character info

Barnie Steiff bear is a love-worn character of immense charm. The old boy has undergone various repairs over the years, including patches to his muzzle, chest, and left arm. Also, he has a replaced right ear, though it’s a reasonably good match, if a shade lighter than the rest of him.

His woodwool-stuffing has settled a little in the tops of his legs but, overall, he’s a good solid bear with some weight to him.  All Barnie’s joints work fine, but his growler has packed up. He has an old re-stitched nose and mouth, very nicely done, and a completely recovered foot-pad, while both paws are almost completely patched.

Although Barnie is fairly bald in places, his gold mohair is plentiful at the back. He’s by no means perfect, but incredibly lovable. Amazingly, he still retains his earbutton and dignity.