Vintage Circa 1905 Steiff Stuffed Animal Dog Dachshund Toy Moveable Limbs, Head
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Vintage Circa 1905 Steiff Stuffed Animal Dog Dachshund Toy Moveable Limbs, Head:
this very old toy dachshund was my father's and my father was born in 1910.
I DO NOT 100% KNOW that this is a Steiff, but googling forever, i finally found the exact same doggie from the "blank button era" c1905. If the person who described the one on the internet is correct, then my doggie is also from 1905 and is a Steiff. Collectors, I am happy to be schooled in the history and maker of this doggie!!
He's got shoe button eyes and i think he has a squeaker in his tummy, but it doesn't work. All the legs and head are moveable. he's a rich brown and black - i brightened the pictures to highlight flaws.
He's in pretty great condition considering the age - it's hard to photo him in alot of different positions - his head hangs a little low because of his age and he's short legged - so he just doesn't really stand on his fours with a pert head! but he sure is cute!! All his detailed stitching remains and he's been sewn up in a few places, a few worn patches, but that's it! there are a few moth holes on the underside of one of his ears. or maybe those are holes from the button? they are in his left ear. It's scratchy material - old wool? burlap? again, not very educated in antique stuffed animals - I took as many angles of the doggie as i could to make sure you see any flaws that affect his value.
He is 16" from the tip of his nose to the end of his tail.
I also have and will be putting up for sale are some other toys and collectables of my fathers that are all bears. None of them are as old as this toy though!!
PLEASE offer CAREFULLY!! This stuffed dachshund is NOT returnable. I feel that my description combined with pictures gives an accurate and description of the condition of the collectable.
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