Retired Steiff Bears
WINNIPEG GRIZZLY BEAR CUB 23CM
Size: 23cm (9")
Limited Edition of 1500
Steiff's Winnipeg bear comes with a fascinating story that must be shared. She was born in 1914 in Canada. She was taken under the wing of a Lieutenant from the Canadian cavalry regiment and brought to Britain. When the regiment left Britain Winnipeg needed a home and was adopted by the London Zoo.
At London Zoo a certain young boy developed a special affection for the bear. That boy was Christopher Robin, son of the author A.A.Milne and the bear was immortalised in his children's stories as Winnie the Pooh!
Winnipeg is made from the finest black mohair, with brown paw pads featuring air-brushed details. He has a pale brown muzzle and shiny, amber pupil eyes. He is fully jointed and complete with a gold-plated Steiff button in ear and numbered certificate of authenticity.
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