Bertie Steiff bear has lots of lovely blonde mohair, and original features. They include boot-button eyes and a black-stitched nose that’s now missing a few threads, showing the black felt underlay. There’s a small hole to the right side of his muzzle, and his mouth is long gone, though the indent remains, giving a hint of a smile.
Firmly stuffed with wood-wool, Bertie’s felt paw pads have been professionally patched, while his card-lined feet are in reasonably good condition. His right one has worn down to the black felt underlay at the toe and heel, and likewise his left toe.
All Bertie’s joints work fine and, apart from a small sewn repair to the back of one leg, he’s a good strong ted. Despite some patchy baldness here and there, his fur coverage is plentiful.
Measuring 41 cms (16″) tall, Bertie is dressed in his French knitted sailor suit, with nautical charms hung on rope threads. This early Steiff bear is a really cute character with a gorgeous stargazing face.