As Margarete Steiff GmbH celebrates 135 years in business, collectors have much to celebrate as well! In addition to producing a number of special selections for 2015 the Company is also issuing a brand new Margarete Steiff Edition in honour of this historic milestone. Starting in 2004, the company has produced a total of nine of these zenith editions.
For 2015, the Margarete Steiff Edition is "Fritz", a 50 cm fully jointed Teddy bear with a distinctly traditional form and named for Margarete´s brother, Fritz Steiff. He is made from dark green tipped Schulte mohair that was commissioned exclusively for this project. This handsome bear is detailed with felt paw pads, a shaved muzzle, a nose cast from pewter, hand-made glass eyes, a growler and matching silver coloured embroidery on his claws and mouth. Teddy bear Fritz holds an anniversary plate made of felt, that is decorated with 12 historic Steiff buttons. As a symbol of true exclusivity the bear wears a stainless steel "MS" button and a silver embroidered jacquard fabric ear tag.
Collectors item, not a toy.