made of finest mohair
2x jointed (both arms)
limited edition of 1.914 pieces for the USA and UK
stuffed with synthetic filling material
with safety eyes
with gold-plated "Button in Ear" with elephant motif
10 cm / 4 inches
CAUTION! This product is not a toy and is intended for adult collectors only.
Here is a chapter in the story of Winnie the Pooh with which you may not be familiar. In 1914, a small bear was born in Ontario, Canada. She was purchased for $20 by Lt. Harry Colebourne of The Fort Garry Horse, a Canadian cavalry regiment during World War I. Colebourne smuggled the bear into Great Britain as his regiment's unofficial mascot, where the unit's veterinarian named her Winnipeg, after his hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Before the regiment left for the front lines, the future of this particularly gentle cub had to be decided, and so she was left in the care of the London Zoo. It was at London Zoo where a certain young boy fell in love with her - Christopher Robin, son of the English author A.A. Milne. Inspired by his love of Winnipeg, Christopher Robin named his own Teddy bear Winnie.
2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of this magical story. Steiff's Christmas ornament version of Winnipeg brings this beloved cub to life. This ornament makes a wonderful gift for fans of the classic book. Measuring 10 cm / 4 inches, Winnipeg Ornament is sewn from black Steiff-Schulte mohair, is two-way jointed and suspended by a gold satin ribbon. Makes a delightful addition to any tree. A 2014 Steiff North American / UK spring edition.