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made of finest mohair red fully (5x) jointed with wooden eyes surface washable limited edition of 1.000 pieces worldwide stuffed with wood shavings with growler with "underscored button" made of patinated steel 40 cm / 16 inchesCaution: This product is not a toy and is intended for adult collectors only. UPC: 4001505408793When an avid and knowledgeable British collector attended a regional auction, he knew instantly that the bear in front of him was not as described in the catalog. The bear was a Steiff of red mohair and of outstanding character but what was his real provenance? Trusting his instincts he secured the bear named Ed and then contacted Steiff. It was quickly organized for Ed to meet the experts at both Steiff and Schulte. After a final visit to the Steiff Archives was it confirmed Ed was previously an unknown bear. Believed to be a prototype and only the second red bear ever made by Steiff (after Alfonzo in 1908) Ed has been dated circa 1913. Originally made from a bright red short pile mohair, Ed is indeed an outstanding bear. Steiff's Replica 1913 bear is certain to captivate you just as Ed captivated his owner. This very charming replica is 15.5 inches tall, five-way jointed and stuffed with wood shavings. Just like the 1913 edition, this striking replica is made of the finest red mohair and features wooden eyes. He proudly wears an underscored button made of patinated steel in his left ear.