Richard Steiff made the very first teddy bear. His aunt, Margarete started the company. His daughter, Marianne Steiff Meisel, lived to be 99 years old I think. She just passed away recently. She painted to a very old age and still requested her favorite teddy bears to be re-made. Her daughter is Claire Steiff Meisel, an absolute joy to meet and converse with. She does a lot of the trunk shows around the country with the various Steiff dealers and signs our bears when we purchase them.
All Steiff bears and other animals are carefully cut, sewn, stuffed and decorated by workers at the Steiff headquarters in Germany. They use the finest of materials and take a lot of pride in their work.
This listing is for the 2007 Bear in a red Mercedes Roadster. It was one of the more popular offerings being very unique having the bear with the car.
PLEASE NOTE: The clear stiff plastic "window" that you see the bear and car through is slightly pinched. So inspite of the fact that this has never been removed from the box and is in mint condition, the box is not mint.
Since I have never opened the box I am estimating the measurements. According to the box, the bear is one of the smaller size 3.5 inches. The car which appears to be a very well detailed die cast metal with enamel paint car, seems approximately 11 inches long. The outer box is 13.5 inches long.
This is mounted on a base. The plaque on the base says "Maisto Mercedes Benz 500 K Typ Specialroadster (1936)
Again, this bear has never been removed from the box and will come to you in new condition other than the box flaw as noted above.
All of my items come from a smoke free home.
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I DO NOT MAKE ANY MONEY ON SHIPPING. I try to hit the charge exactly but if I make an error…..I can’t tell you how many of my customers have received partial shipping refunds from me or how many times I pay more for shipping than you will. Also note that sellers pay Paypal fees on all money received including shipping, so actually behind the scenes I pay more no matter how it turns out not even factoring in shipping supplies. So when you are leaving feedback, please remember this!
I ship collectibles carefully. If you don't care what condition a box arrives, tell me and I'll try to reduce the shipping costs. I actually had one buyer complain because I packed too well. Sometimes you can't win!
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If you purchase and pay on a Friday, the package will be mailed Monday, the next business day unless of course it is a Post Office holiday that Monday. But if you pay on Thursday, it mails Friday and so on. I do try to get to the post office anyway on Saturdays but sometimes that is not possible.
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