Teddies for Tomorrow 55PB Teddy Bear (35 cm)SH007118
In 1902, Richard Steiff designed and created a jointed bear – the first such toy in the world – Bär 55 PB. Steiff archive catalogue images reveal valuable information about how he looked, as does his name. The letters signify he was made of "Plüsch" (plush) and was "Beweglich" (movable), 55 was his standing size. The world’s first Teddy bear is delighted to join the “Teddies for tomorrow” range as part of a new series of iconic characters using alternative materials. He wears the 1897 company logo chest tag.