Mally Steiff bear no longer retains his earbutton, but dates to c.1920s. Most of his features have been restored in the past, but his lovely back-painted glass eyes are original. Mally is woodwool-stuffed and all his joints work fine. He stands 40 cms (16″) high.
There’s a patched repair to the top and sides of Mally’s muzzle, and also his face and left arm, along with a small darn to the other. Overall, though, he’s a good strong ted, and still has plenty of gold mohair. This sweet, longed-nosed character is wearing his lovely handmade wool sailor suit, pinned with an ‘I love sailing’ badge.