Antiques

Have antique repair questions? Ask an antiques appraiser

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Value of a 1905 Steiff teddy bear

Customer Question
Value of a 1905 Steiff teddy bear
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Antiques
Ask Your Own Antiques Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
My mother was born in 1905 and I have pictures of her with the bear when she was around 5 yrs old.
Do you want me to send a picture?
Answered in 18 minutes by:
2/23/2016
Antique Expert: LadyTanya65, Certified Appraiser replied 2 years ago
LadyTanya65
LadyTanya65, Certified Appraiser
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 2,444
Experience: 25+ years experience in Antiques, Certified Appraiser, Speaker, Member of AOA, Asheford Institute Antiques,and I am an Antique Researcher
Verified

Hello my name is ***** ***** am a certified appraiser. I would be happy to help you. Yes, please post a few photos of the bear so I may look them over and give you an accurate value. I would also like to see any tags if he has any. I understand there is no button so if you post a close up of face and back side too. Thank you I can then review the bear and tell you about the piece. A 1904/1905 bear runs in value 1400-1800.00 so I will do some research and be able to post back here this evening.

Ask Your Own Antiques Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I will take pictures and send shortly.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I have attached pictures below of 2 other bears that I would like for you to comment on, if you can. I cannot find the 1905 bear I recently put it in a safe place that I can't seem to find!! I did find these two bears, though. Pictures 2254-2258 are from a 1969 Stieff bear in good condition. It has a button in the ear but no tag. I'm just curious as to its value.
Pictures 2259-2262 are of a very old bear acquired from an auction house. It is 14" with a long snout, paws have holes with wood shavings filling. Arms are long. Fur is worn. No button or tags. It is hard to know what to do with these bears as they do age with time and eventually will just fall apart. I realize you may not be able to comment on these other 2 bears and I will do an all out search for the missing bear, which I must find. Thank you for letting me inquire tonight.
100_2254.JPG100_2254.JPG100_2257.JPG100_2257.JPG100_2258.JPG100_2258.JPG100_2259.JPG100_2259.JPG100_2261.JPG100_2261.JPG100_2260.JPG100_2260.JPG100_2262.JPG100_2262.JPG100_2263.JPG100_2263.JPG100_2255.JPG100_2255.JPG
Antique Expert: LadyTanya65, Certified Appraiser replied 2 years ago

Hello, thank you for the photos and yes it is fine I am now looking up values and information for you. I will post my findings when completed. Thank you.

Ask Your Own Antiques Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with an antique expertLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Great House Antiques Your Own Question
Great House Antiques
Great House Antiques
Great House Antiques, Appraiser/ Researcher/ Entrepreneur
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 2,191
2,191 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 30+ years in all aspects of the Antiques and Decorative Arts Industry

Great House Antiques is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here.

DianeDallas, TX

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Kim D.

Kim D.

Certified Appraiser & Antiques Expert

5,090 satisfied customers

25 Yr Decorative & Fine Art, Historic Objects Expert, CAGA, AOA

C&amp;A Appraisals (Randi)

C&A Appraisals (Randi)

Antiques and Collectibles Researcher

1,502 satisfied customers

ISA Certified fully accredited USPAP. 30+years experience. Speaker, TV, Radio, Newspaper Featured.

AntiquesExpert

AntiquesExpert

Accredited Appraiser

74 satisfied customers

Accredited Member of ISA; passed USPAP; full time appraiser; collector for 20+ years

Doris

Doris

Personal Property Appraiser

8,777 satisfied customers

Antiques store owner 10+yrs.Best of City Two Years. Collector 56+yrs.USPAP compliant. Member AOA.Founded part of antiques, silver & art collection at local museum.

Glenda B.

Glenda B.

Antiques Appraiser

23,516 satisfied customers

40+ yrs. Experience, 40+yrs.Dealer buying/selling antiques.14+ yrs. Antique Store Owner. Member of AOA, AADA. Advanced studies in Antiques at U of A

Nora

Nora

Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary

13,360 satisfied customers

Liberal Arts BA College Degree, Post-Graduate Christie's Education in London, 10 Yrs Art World Experience in NYC, President & Founder own Corporation. Member AOA & ISA USPAP Compliant through 2019

Judith-on-Antiques

Judith-on-Antiques

Antiques and Collectibles Researcher

6,010 satisfied customers

A noted expert, author, TV personality, appraiser and columnist. President, Association of Online Appraisers. Author of 3 books on collecting.

< Previous | Next >

Related Antiques Questions
I have a 1905/06 Steiff teddy bear that belonged to my
I have a 1905/06 Steiff teddy bear that belonged to my grandpa's cousin. The button is blank and measures 6 mm. It is in very, very good condition. What is it's approximate value? Thank you!… read more
Nora
Nora
Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary
Post-Graduate from Christies London
13,360 satisfied customers
I have 19 larger Steiff bears and 8 smaller ones. I have
I have 19 larger Steiff bears and 8 smaller ones. I have numbers for most of them (all but 4). I got all through the Danbury Mint. How do I determine if they have any particular value in today's marke… read more
LadyTanya65
LadyTanya65
Certified Appraiser
2,444 satisfied customers
I have a Teddy Bear that I know for sure is over 100 yrs
I have a Teddy Bear that I know for sure is over 100 yrs old. My grandmother had it as a child, i am 63 yrs. old now. The bear has been stored and is in excellent condition. I believe it to be a steif… read more
Nora
Nora
Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary
Post-Graduate from Christies London
13,360 satisfied customers
I am trying to get any information regarding a stuffed bear
Hi, I am trying to get any information regarding a stuffed bear my mother owned as a child. She was born in 1929. I have photo's. … read more
Rarewares
Rarewares
Expert Appraiser/Antiques Dealer
702 satisfied customers
Rarewares please. I have my Grandmothers teddy bear from
Rarewares please. I have my Grandmothers teddy bear from 1908, he is much loved and shows it in the wear to his little body and the fact she had to make mittens to cover his paws where the excelsior s… read more
jennem22
jennem22
Appraiser
Bachelor's Degree
57 satisfied customers
I have a teddy bear that was give to my father (born 1911)
I have a teddy bear that was give to my father (born 1911) and my grandmother said it was one of the first teddy bears made. I don't think it is a bear as is often seen on Antique Roadshow (Steiff?) a… read more
Steven-R
Steven-R
Master's Degree
2,382 satisfied customers
Can you give me the value of 3 Steiff stuffed animals? I have
Can you give me the value of 3 Steiff stuffed animals? I have the numbers on the ear tag. Teddy bear 0168/32 Gibon (monkey) 0040/60 Polar bear 5405/30 Where is the best venue to get their top price? T… read more
ExpertAppraiser
ExpertAppraiser
Appraiser
Master's Degree
1,013 satisfied customers
I have a ginger colored Steiff teddy bear, probably 1904-08
I have a ginger colored Steiff teddy bear, probably 1904-08 in mint condition, 17". Where would I find an appraiser who would appraise this for me? Blank metal button in left ear; mohair and felt; sho… read more
Frank
Frank
Bachelor's Degree
1,656 satisfied customers
I have a teddy bear that was my mothers as a child in the
I have a teddy bear that was my mother's as a child in the 1930's. It was a growler, which just rattles inside now, has jointed limbs and head, and hand/feet patches. Appears to be made of mohair and … read more
Judith-on-Antiques
Judith-on-Antiques
Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
Bachelor's Degree
6,010 satisfied customers
I have a Steiff Teddy Bear Classic 13.78 inches from when I
I have a Steiff Teddy Bear Classic 13.78 inches from when I was a baby. (born 1959).Blond ,mohair ,with button in left ear and yellow tag which a little tattered. The rest of the bear is in good shape… read more
Diane in PA
Diane in PA
Antiques Appraiser | Researcher | Seller
Associate Degree
533 satisfied customers
steiff poruepine her name is XXXXX XXXXX she has a number on
steiff poruepine her name is XXXXX XXXXX she has a number on her arm tag 8728,80 also i have her husband . they are 10inches tall thanks herb… read more
Frank
Frank
Bachelor's Degree
1,656 satisfied customers
I have a 3 piece set of childrens china dinnerware. It was
I have a 3 piece set of children's china dinnerware. It was given to me when my son was born 32 years ago, by a woman in her eighties at the time. This set was a gift to her when she was born in India… read more
C&amp;A Appraisals (Randi)
C&A Appraisals (Randi)
Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,502 satisfied customers
Thanks Glenda. . . Lets look at "Hadda" the honey bear
Thanks Glenda. . . Let's look at "Hadda" the honey bear by orzek; I also have a shaggy fur bear "made for the English teddy bear company--tag says handmade by XXXXX XXXXX--and her name is orchid. This… read more
Glenda B.
Glenda B.
Antiques Appraiser
College
23,516 satisfied customers
Saw a vintage teddy bear this weekend, and the vendor said
Saw a vintage teddy bear this weekend, and the vendor said it was a 1905 Knickerbocker. I didn't buy, just took a couple of pictures and went home to research it. I can not identify it; but verified i… read more
Wayne
Wayne
727 satisfied customers
I have a teddy bear (not Stife) that was my fathers around
I have a teddy bear (not Stife) that was my father's around 1919. It's been kept in a glass case for 40 years. It has no eyes, all limbs which are rotating, stuffed with straw and there has been some … read more
Michelle
Michelle
Antique Dealer/ Researcher/Journalist
Bachelor's Degree
816 satisfied customers
i have a 1906 original steiff teddy bear that was given to
i have a 1906 original steiff teddy bear that was given to my great auntfor her second birthday. She was born in 1904. It has the black ear button with "Steiff" embossed on it. It is a above average c… read more
Glenda B.
Glenda B.
Antiques Appraiser
College
23,516 satisfied customers
Hello... My grandmother has what seems to be a Steif Teddy
Hello... My grandmother has what seems to be a Steif Teddy Bear she claims to be over 100 years old. It is definitely one of the oldest teddy bears I've ever seen but I was led to believe that if it w… read more
Tim in Antiques
Tim in Antiques
Fine Art and Antique Appraiser
Master's Degree
255 satisfied customers
I have a 17 Steiff Teddy Bear From 1930 to 1940 in very good
I have a 17" Steiff Teddy Bear From 1930 to 1940 in very good condition signed on his foot by Steiff's son at a Teddy Bear show in Jersey aprox 25 yrs ago. How much do you think it is worth. ure I can… read more
Glenda B.
Glenda B.
Antiques Appraiser
College
23,516 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x