The Steiff Teddy Bears Shipwreck Mystery

Steiff Teddy Bear - 55 PB

1904 Steiff Teddy Bears Growler By Frances Cronin BBC News July 26, 2011 In 1903, 3,000 teddy bears were sent by ship from Germany to America only for them to disappear. Some claim the bears were the first ever made and would now be the most valuable in the world. So what happened to them? In the Steiff museum, in the German town of Giengen, the mystery of the missing bears is explained to the visiting children with a tale …

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Steiff Teddy Bear Charity Auction at Christie’s

Steiff Harlequin Bear At Auction

Steiff Harlequin Bear At Auction The £1.2m teddy auction: Shamed hedge fund manager sells record-breaking Steiff bears at auction. One of the world’s most valuable collections of teddy bears is being sold by a disgraced hedge fund manager in London next week. The incredible hoard of shamed financier Paul Greenwood, who pleaded guilty to fraud charges last year, is expected to fetch a minimum of £1.2 million when it goes under the hammer at Christie’s. Mr Greenwood’s lawyer said the …

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Fraudulent Money Managers Buy Steiff Bears

Steiff Bear With Money

Steiff Bears Purchased With Stolen Money Carnegie Mellon lost nearly $50 million to two money managers who spent a chunk of the cash on Steiff Bears and other luxuries, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) lawsuit filed last Thursday. The potentially irretrievable 5 percent loss to the endowment’s value hits the university in a year already expected to produce significant financial setbacks due to global recession. “We do not yet possess sufficient information to estimate with confidence the …

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Rare Steiff Teddy Bears Up For Auction

Steiff Teddy Bears Auction

Auction To Sell Off Steiff Teddy Bears November 29, 2008 Hundreds of teddy bears – some dating back to the early 1900s – have gone under the hammer in Angus. The collection came from a north-east owner who was down-sizing and needed to get rid of some of the toys. Most of the 300 bears were made by Steiff – a German company which created the first teddy in 1902. The earliest bear at the auction was from 1908 and …

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If Only Teddy This Bear Could Talk

Alonzo Steiff Bear - Ian Pout

Alonzo Steiff Bear – Owner Ian Pout October 06, 2008 Oxfordshire’s most valuable teddy bear is going on a special journey home to Moscow for an exhibition highlighting his links with the country’s murdered Royal family. Alfonzo, who was given to the Russian Princess Xenia in 1908 by her father Grand Duke George Mikhailovich Romanov, was bought for £12,000 by Ian Pout, the owner of Teddy Bears of Witney, in 1989. The historic red bear — made by German company …

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