Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Hobby House Press (August 1, 2001)
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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