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.