This lovely little Elephant was made by *Steiff/Germany between 1959 and 1967. From our family collection and stored away all these years with his other friends. Now that he is out, he wants his peanuts, bags of them. Has his button (#6310,00) and red felt saddle. He is around 4 inches from his head to his toe and 6 inches from his trunk to his tail (or 5 inches from trunk to butt). Still in wonderful condition, has both of his tusk and would make a delightful addition to anyone's Steiff collection or as a gift.
*(Steiff is the world’s oldest plush manufacturer. Founded in 1880 by Margarete Steiff, a seamstress who was limited to sewing with one hand due to
polio, the company has grown to be synonymous with top quality the world over. Steiff is best known as the company that invented the Teddy bear. In 1902, Richard Steiff, a nephew of Margarete and a gifted artist/inventor, presented the idea to Margarete. At first, she was not enthusiastic. But with Richards persistence, she finally relented. And the rest is history. The famous “Button in Ear” trademark, introduced by Franz Steiff, another of Margarete’s nephews, in 1904, distinguishes every Steiff Teddy bear or animal).
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