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Steiff Identification & Price Guide

Devoted to Steiff, Linda Mullins' newest identification & price guide looks at the oldest and most famous of all bear makers. Producing plush animals since 1902, Steiff is clearly the leader in desirability and value because of its impeccable quality and craftsmanship. Collectors of Steiff will enjoy the 350 beautiful photographs of their favorite Steiff animals, and find the secondary market price guide to be accurate and informative. This book contains bears and other Steiff animals from 1904 to the present line of 2001. In addition, there are guidelines for buying and selling, and tips for identifying your Steiff animal. Museum replicas, special and limited edition Steiff, along with Walt Disney World(r) convention bears and Steiff collector's club special edition animals are part of this all-encompassing guide which Steiff collectors will relish. Important milestones, bears and animals in Steiff's history are showcased. Linda Mullins, known as the Ambassador to the Teddy Bear world, authors yet another satisfying and complete book for collectors.

Hardcover: 160 pages

Publisher: Hobby House Press (August 1, 2001)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0875886124

ISBN-13: 978-0875886121

Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.7 x 0.5 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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This book probably has a limited audience, since it seems to be missing many items for someone else, I'm adding that its back section listing only begins with the 1980's, so if you're looking for earlier Steiff information, this probably won't have it, especially some of the more common items.

There's lots of non-rare items missing from this book (all the one's I'm looking at).

This book does not cover all the Steiff animals, I was disappointed in it as far as that goes. It mainly focuses on the Teddy Bears with some photos and mention of other animals, but again not all of them by any means.

Good book. Has many pictures which help identify the different time periods as well as detailing the tags, eyes, material that the animal is stuffed with etc. There is also an index in the back which shows the time periods starting in the '80's through the 90's and beyond.It does not cover every animal in every time period but it is a good base book to have on your shelf.

Unlike some of the other reviews on this book, I am rating it 5 stars. It DOES have many of the older Steiff with their values. If the book was well read from cover to cover it's easily apparent that alongside each of the color pictures is a very detailed description followed by the item's value. The teddy bears range from 1904-1979, so there are many of the old ones included. The Steiff animals go back to 1890-1980. Then... in the very back of the book is a separate Price Guide just for museum replicas and special and limited editions dating 1980-2001. Hands down, this is a very very informative, comprehensive, and well researched book.

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