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made of finest mohair golden-brown 5-way jointed with growler with safety eyes stuffed with synthetic filling material with underscore gold-plated "Button in Ear" limited edition of 3,000 pieces worldwide 28 cm / 11.2 inches surface washable brand new with all labels PLEASE NOTE: produced by Steiff with attached C.O.A. and without Limited Edition box CAUTION! This product is not a toy and is intended for adult collectors only. UPC: 4001505037214A Teddy bear that can move his head, arms and legs -is indeed a revolutionary invention by Steiff over 100 years ago. But a bear that can "talk"? This was held to be impossible for many years until Paul Steiff finally succeeded in giving the world-famous and universally loved Steiff Teddy bears a voice of their own. The first ever Teddy bear to have a growl -a tilt growler with a sonorous humming noise- was presented to trade visitors and Teddy bear enthusiasts at the Leipzig Toy Fair in 1908.
Since that great moment, the friendly Teddy bears from Steiff have been enjoying soul-bearing conversations with their proud ownwers for 100 years now. To pay tribute to this great innovation, the creative developers at Steiff have marked the 100th Anniversary of the growler with something new and very special: an Anniversary Collection of three Teddy bears in different colours: Paul the Growling Bear. This lovable long-pile mohair bear comes in three colours -gold, golden brown and sand- and is the baby brother of the Teddy Bear Replica of 1908. To mark the 100th Anniversary of the growler, he sports a rust-red silk bow-tie "bearing" the years 1908 and 2008 embroidered in gold-coloured thread.His authentic character and appealing growl make this Limited Edition a much sought-after item among collectors and enthusiasts. Just like the Original Teddy bear from 1908, this treasured Steiff Replica proudly wears a gold-plated underscored button!