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New In 1998

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Please find below an overview of the 1998 Steiff limited editions, exclusively produced for the countries around the world, as far as they are known to Bear Attack. Any inputs from our web visitors are welcome.

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The list is ordered alphabetical according to category and within each category ascending to EAN number.


Club:
Teddy bear blue, Club-Gift 1998, is a mohair miniature bear measuring 7 cm which comes in a box with certificate.

EAN 420122

   
Steiff Club Bear 98, is called First Grader. He is 30 cm in size, 5 way jointed, has a growler and wears the typical club medallion around his neck. He is made out of a pistachio green mohair with a pink hand stitched nose, claws, and green eyes. In his hand he holds a posy of candies, a traditional treat for all German children on the first day of school. He carries a leather backpack and comes in a box with certificate. The edition size announced by Steiff is 8730.

EAN 420139

   
Steiff Club Horse on Wheels 98 is a replica of a 1929 design. Set above blue wooden wheels, the pony stands 35 cm tall and has a steel frame covered with brown mohair. This precious pony is dressed for show in a felt saddle cloth, a red leather harness and saddle. He comes in a box with certificate. The edition size announced by Steiff is 2020.

EAN 420146

   
Little Sammi, is a bear issued to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Steiff Club USA. He is 25 cm and could only be obtained by USA Steiff club members. He comes in a box with certificate. Edition size has never been revealed by Steiff.

EAN 665196

   
Black Forest Elk was only available through the Steiff club and limited to one per club member. He is 32 cm in size and made out of luxury acrylic, comes with a small certificate, does not have a box and is issued in an edition size of 3000.

EAN 996672

   
Festival Specials:
The 2nd Steiff Festival Bear is called Whitey and he is actual the same bear as the 1st Steiff Festival Bear, only the color is white instead of black. He is 29 cm and issued in an edition of 3000. Comes with a small certificate, does not have a box and is a typical teddy baby. The complete family consists out of Father Blackey (1997), Mother Whitey (1998), Aunt Rosey (1999), son Little Blackey and sister Little Whitey (2000).

EAN 655340

   
Pekinese Chin-Chin made by Steiff exclusively at the Steiff Festival 1998 in Giengen in an edition of only 300 pieces. He is 20 cm, comes with small certificate and does not have a box. It is a replica of the Pekinese Chin-Chin 1931.

EAN 670305

   
Licensed Articles:
Husky-Sledge Set I, consists out of a 15 cm mohair husky dog with red harness carrying a sledge basket and is limited to 3000 pieces. First in a series of three editions. The second is a sleigh driver and 2 additional huskies (1999) the third and last edition contains 2 more huskies and a polar bear (2000). These sets come in nice presentation boxes but does not have any specific certificate.

EAN 038617

   
This gray striped cat, is made for the firm Whiskas which makes cat food. The cat is in crouching position, made out of woven fur and 22 cm in size. He comes with a small certificate, is not limited and does not have a box.

EAN 075094

   
This West highland white terrier Tommy is especially made for a dog food firm called Cesar. He is 35 cm in size, wears a red-white checkered scarf and is made out of woven fur. He comes with a small certificate, is not limited and does not have a box.

EAN 079542

   
This cow is made for the firm Milka, famous for their chocolates. He wears a leather collar and bell, is made out of woven fur and is 32 cm in size. He is not limited, does not have a certificate and does not come in a box. The same Milka Cow design has been used in other years for following sizes 75 cm in 1997 and 23 cm in 2000.

EAN 354014

   
SWR3 Elk is the same as the Black Forest Elk, but especially made for a German radio station called SWR3. The Elk 32 cm in size is dressed in a Christmas outfit. He is made out of luxury acrylic, is limited to 1500 pieces and comes with a small certificate but does not have a box.

EAN 996375

   
The Israel Bird is 30 cm and limited to 1818 pieces. The crown on his head and his tail can be turned around. He is designed to a picture made by Otmar Alt and is made in celebration of 50 Years State of Israel. Part of the revenue has been used to sponsor the planting of new trees in the Negev dessert. He has a certificate but does not come in a box.

EAN 996504

   
This Goebel and Steiff set called Christmas Tree is limited to 20.000 pieces and was only available from Goebel. The set comes in an exclusive gift box which contains the Hummel Figurine and the brown mohair Steiff bear which is 18 cm in size which wears a porcelain medallion around his neck. The set comes with a Steiff certificate.

EAN 996535

   
The Märklin Wilhelm Tell Set consists out of two bears, e.g. Wilhelm Tell and its son. Both are dressed in felt clothes. This set was not available in the shops because it was used as decoration for a Märklin promotion. There are 1100 of these sets produced and the sizes of the bears are 40 and 24 cm. Comes with a display for the bears, does not have a certificate and does not come in a box.

EAN 996528

   
The Märklin Elk Set, consisting out of two Elk, 25 and 45 cm in size. This set is produced in a limitation of 1500 and was used as a decoration for a Märklin promotion and as such was not available in the shops. Does not have a certificate and does not come in a box.

EAN 996566

   
The Wine Bon Vivant bear comes in a nice gift box with two bottles of "Huxelrebe Beerenauslese" from the Monsheimer Silberberg in Rheinhessen Germany. The bear is 29 cm and has in one of his paws a small wine glass. This set is limited to 1500 pieces and does not have a certificate.

EAN 996580

   
Basenji a miniature produced especially for the German Basenji-Club in a limited edition of 1500 pieces, 22cm in size and made out of mohair. He comes with a small certificate but does not have a box. A Basenji is a dog from Africa.

EAN 996702

   
The DFB Bear was issued for the World Soccer Cup in France 1998. He wears the outfit of the German national soccer team. DFB is the abbreviation for the German Soccer Association. The bear is 32 cm in size, made of blond mohair and limited to 1998 pieces. His foot paws show the emblem of the German Soccer Association and the German national Flag. Does not have a certificate and does not come in a box.

EAN 996733

   
Pampers Pampy Bear, produced to celebrate 25 years of this diapers brand. He is made out of blue luxury acrylic, limited to 5000 pieces and 30 cm in size. He is not jointed but is a very nice cuddly toy for children. Comes with a small certificate but does not have a box.

EAN 996757

   
Joop Pet Blu is a soft teddy bear which wears a Joop jeans and is made out of brown acrylic plush. He is 31 cm in size, limited to 1555 pieces and comes in a box with certificate.

EAN 996788

   
The Paradise Bird is limited to 1500 pieces, measures 17 cm and is specially produced for a shop called "YaYa Bike Project". Materials used are Felt and Mohair. He was foreseen for late 1997, but came really in distribution in 1998. Does not have a certificate and does not come in a box.

EAN 998645

   
Betzi Devil is the mascot for the German Football Club 1. FC Kaiserslautern whom were the German Football Champions of 1998. This mascot is 25 cm in size, made of red plush, not limited and not available in the shops. Does not have a certificate and does not come in a box.

EAN 998652

   
Margarete Steiff Dolls
In the Indian with Buffalo set, is the Indian fully jointed, 43 cm in size and has a wig made out of real hair, whereas the standing buffalo is 45 cm and is made out of white mohair. This set is limited to only 750 pieces, comes with certificate in a box.

EAN 411762

   
Replica - Limited Editions:
Orangutan Mimocculo, limited edition of 3000 pieces, 25 cm in size, made out of rust-brown mohair and comes with a squeaker. His eyes are turn-able by twiddling with his ears. He comes in box with certificate.

EAN 401312

   
Teddy Boy 1905, is a must for those whom have bought Teddy Girl issued in 1997. He is a 50 cm, made out of blond mohair, limited to 6000 pieces, comes with a squeaker, certificate and box.

EAN 404320

   
Teddy Bear 1909, is made out of dark navy mohair, measures 35 cm, is limited to 7000 pieces and comes with a growler, certificate and box.

EAN 406508

   
Pantom Bear, a replica of a 1910 bear is limited to 4000 pieces and 55 cm in size. This dark brown mohair bear growls by pulling on one of the strings of the wooden puppet mechanism. With the other strings his legs and arms can be moved like a puppet on a string. He comes with box and certificate.

EAN 406614

   
Special Austria:
Kober Teddy bear, produced for the shop with the same name in Austria, whom celebrated their 130th anniversary in 1998. The bear is 30 cm in size, made out of a dark blue curly mohair and limited to 1500 pieces only. He comes in a box with certificate.

EAN 658013

   
Wiener Sängerknaben, a boxed set with 3 teddy bears issued especially for Austria. Each of the bears is 24 cm in size, and made out of blond, cinnamon and caramel mohair. These bears are dressed in a typical outfit of the famous Vienna boy choir called the Wiener Sängerknaben. The uniforms they wear are their daily outfit (blue), concert outfit (white) and historic outfit (black). They come in an exclusive collectors box with certificate, and are limited to 1847 sets only. This famous Austrian choir celebrated in 1998 their 500th anniversary.

EAN 659966

   
The official Austrian exclusive bear for 1998 is the Vienna boy with Compact Disc. The bear is 33 cm, made of white mohair and comes in a box with certificate. As an extra, is a compact disk included which is only available exclusively with this bear. The compact disk has been issued to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Vienna boy choir. This edition is limited to 3000 pieces. The bear wears the typical "daily" outfit of the Vienna boy choir. Austrian exclusive bears have been issued since 1995.

EAN 996634

   
Special Belgium:
Mickey Mouse exclusively produced for a shop in Belgium called Donaldson, is limited to 2000 pieces and 35 cm in size. Officially released in 1997 but was not available until 1998. He is made out of blue and white mohair, whereas gloves and shoes are made out of leather. Comes in a nice presentation box with certificate. He is made according to a pre world war design.

EAN 657962

   
The Belgian exclusive for 1998 is called TriBee which means Belgian Beach Bear. He is made of light blue mohair and is 28 cm in size. He is issued in a limited edition of 1500 and comes with certificate and box. He has three B's stitched on his right paw. Belgian exclusive bears have been issued since 1997.

EAN 658037

   
In Belgium an Auction Steiff Bear, in an edition of 50 pieces only, has been auctioned on November 6th 1998. The benefits of this auction have gone to the children's Hospital Reine Fabiola. The bear is made of wonderful long curly mohair in a rich golden color and is 43 cm in size. All bears were signed by Mr. Jörg Junginger. On his left footpad has he the logo of the Belgian Chamber of High Commerce. All 50 bears have been dressed differently, by exclusive designers and shops.

EAN 658051

   
Special China:
Great Wall Bear, an exclusive for China. He is 30 cm, limited to 1500 pieces and made of gray long mohair. His left paw has great wall, in Chinese embroidered. He comes with certificate and box and wears a red ribbon around his neck. Other Chinese exclusives are Stary (1998), Chinese Scholar bear (2001) and Chinese Opera bear (2003).

EAN 652677

   
Another exclusive for China is a rather unusual bear, e.g. with a red body and yellow head. He is called Stary Bear, measures 24 cm in size and is limited to 1500 pieces. He has some stars embroidered on his left paw, like in the Chinese Flag. He comes with certificate and box. Other Chinese exclusives are Great Wall bear (1998), Chinese Scholar bear (2001) and Chinese Opera bear (2003).

EAN 652684

   
Special France:
The third bear issued by Gallery Lafayette is called TriColoure, because he has light blue eyes, a red ribbon around his neck and is made out of white mohair. These three colors are the colors of the French banner which is called the "TriColoure". Bear is limited edition of 1500 and is 40 cm in size. "Gallery Lafayette" is embroidered on his right paw in red. Officially released in 1997 but not available until 1998. He comes with certificate and box. Other bears issued in this series are Paris bear (1995), Lafayette 100 years (1996), Tour Eiffel (1998) and Bonjour l'an 2000 (1999).

EAN 657986

   
The fourth bear for Gallery Lafayette, officially issued in 1998, is made out of gray mohair, 34 cm in size and limited to 1500 pieces. He is called Tour Eiffel, wears a gold ribbon around his neck and on his right foot paw is "Galleries Lafayette" embroidered. He comes in a box with certificate and carries a small miniature of the Eiffel-Tower. Other bears issued in this series are Paris bear (1995), Lafayette 100 years (1996), TriColoure (1997) and Bonjour l'an 2000 (1999).

EAN 658044

   
A France exclusive issued in 1998 is called Grand Cru, which is the name of a well tasting red Bordeaux wine. The bear is made of a burgundy curly mohair, is 34 cm in size and limited to 1500 pieces. He wears around his neck a typical small pan used for wine tasting. He comes with certificate and box.

EAN 660009

   
Special Germany:
Concertina Player a bear made for the German toy store chain called "Spielzeug-Ring". They produced in 1997 the drummer bear and as such, do these two bears make a nice couple. The bear wears a blue felt cap with a gold edge, a blue felt jacket with a gold collar and gold buttons and a red-and-white checkered neckerchief. He is 30 cm, made out of gold blond mohair and limited to 1500 pieces. Comes with small certificate but without a box.

EAN 651069

   
The Arry Terrier was issued to celebrate the 20th birthday of the German toyshop chain called "Idee + Spiel". The dog is not limited and does not have a certificate of authenticity. He wears a red collar and a specific chest tag with "20.Geburtstag idee+spiel Arry Terrier" and the Steiff Logo printed on it.

EAN 651038

   
Schabearnack is issued by the German toyshop chain called "Idee + Spiel". The bear is dressed as the famous Till Eulenspiegel character, wearing a colorful outfit made of felt with a lot of bells and in one of his hands he holds the famous mirror which is laid in wood. He is limited to 1500 pieces, 26 cm in size, made of cinnamon colored mohair and comes with a small certificate but without a box.

EAN 651076

   
Paperboy Morgenpost is issued for a shop called "Wertheim". The Paperboy is issued in an edition of 1500 pieces, made of blond mohair and 32 cm in size. He wears a gray jacket/trousers and carries a newspaper in one of his paws. He comes in a box with certificate. Other bears issued related to the city of Berlin Germany are Berlin bear with gold plated Crown (1985), Berlin-bear brown (1993), Berlin Cop from 1900 (1997), Berlin bear with music box (2001), Teddy bear Berlin (2001), Berliner Milieu Organ-Grinder Teddy Bear with music box (2002), Teddy bear Berlin (2003) and Teddy bear Berlin Fireman around 1900 (2003).

EAN 655425

   
Spielzeugmarkt 1998, is a small bear which was only available at that years Toy Fair in Nuernberg Germany. It is not a special edition from Steiff as it is the same bear as the USA 97 event bear. He is 22 cm in size, comes with a special ribbon, certificate and is only limited to 170 pieces. Does not come with a box.

EAN 665202

   
In 1998 Steiff issued for the first time a Steiff Museum Bear whom was only available during that year at the Steiff Museum in Giengen Germany. Each year there will be another Steiff Museum Bear. The bear is 30 cm in size and made out of blond mohair. Around his neck he wears a porcelain chest tag which shows the new Steiff Museum Logo. Comes with a small certificate and the edition amount was 3050 pieces. Does not come with a box.

EAN 670084

   
German Exclusive Fisher limited to 2000 pieces, 35 cm and made out of blond mohair. He wears a dark blue knitted pullover and trousers, a blue fisherman cap with "MS Steiff" embroidered on it and carries a pipe in one of his paws. He comes in a box with certificate.

EAN 670114

   
German Exclusive Town Soldier, limited to 2000 pieces, 35 cm and made out of blond mohair. He wears a dark blue felt jacket and white satin trousers and a fancy hat. He makes a real nice couple with the 1997 German Exclusive Carnival Girl. He comes in a box with certificate.

EAN 670251

   
The Xmas Ornament for Germany is limited to 5000 pieces and 12 cm in size. It is actually the same as last years USA Xmas ornament, but is made out of white mohair instead of blond mohair, the nose is red instead of brown and the stitches of the Xmas tree are in different colors. Comes in presentation box, which has the certificate printed on the side of this box. A Xmas Ornament has been issued every year from 1996 until 2001. From 2002 onwards there was no special German Xmas Ornament anymore which was replaced by World Wide Xmas Ornament edition and it is assumed that this series will be continued over the next years.

EAN 670329

   
Christel of the Post" is 32 cm and limited to 2000 pieces. She is the 4th in this series of German Postman/Post woman. The bear has a music box which plays the famous German song with the same name. Comes in box, with certificate and score of the song. The bear is dressed in a typical post woman dress of those years. Other bears issued in this series are Johannes (1995), Heinrich (1996), Moritz (1997), Maximilian (1999), Wilhelm (2001) and Friedrich 2008.

EAN 996627

   
Special Hong Kong:
The year 1998 was the year of the Tiger according to the Chinese calendar. To celebrate this an exclusive set consisting of a 23 cm Tiger and a Bear, 35 cm in size was made in an edition of 1500 pieces. They are made of the finest mohair and come in a box with certificate. It was planned to issue in the years following 1998, similar sets in accordance with the Chinese calendar, e.g. Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Cock, Dog, Pig, Rat and Bullock, but that never happened.

EAN 652639

   
Destiny is limited to 1500 pieces and 27 cm in size. He is made out of black curly mohair and produced to celebrate the 10 years existence of the shop "Animal Kingdom" in Hong Kong. Comes with small certificate but without a box.

EAN 652691

   
Special Japan:
In association with a two year Steiff exhibition in Japan, which celebrated the 150th birthday of Margarete Steiff, at the start of the second year the Exhibition II Bear was issued. He is 26 cm, made of light curly white mohair, limited to 1500 pieces and comes in a gift box with certificate. He wears a brown satin ribbon, printed with golden letters.

EAN 652707

   
Snoopy, designed by famous Japanese doll maker Yoshitoku, is limited to 1500 pieces, made out of white mohair and 26 cm in size. Comes in box with certificate and is the first in the Peanuts series, issued exclusively for Japan. Other ones issued are Joe Cool and Woodstock (2000) and Snoopy flying ace (2001).

EAN 652714

   
Mifuyu, which means beautiful snow, is a bear made in an edition of 3000 pieces, 26 cm in size, made out of white mohair and is the Japan exclusive for 1998. Comes in box with certificate and wears a green ribbon around his neck.

EAN 652721

   
The Takara bear is issued to celebrate the 10th anniversary of a Japanese shop called "Takara". The bear comes in a nice wooden box, with certificate, is 21 cm in size, made out of light blue mohair and is limited to 1500 pieces.

EAN 652738

   
To celebrate Mickey Mouse's 70th anniversary a Minnie and Mickey Mouse set is issued exclusively for Japan. Minnie and Mickey are both 28 cm and are made out of genuine mohair. The set is limited to 3000 pieces only and they come with a certificate of authenticity in a wooden collector gift box with satin lining. Minnie is dressed in a blue skirt with white spots and she wears yellow shoes. Mickey has red trousers and brown shoes.

EAN 652769

   
Little Santa 1998, comes in a nice wooden presentation box, is limited to 2500 pieces and 20 cm in size. The bear is made out of white mohair and wears a Japanese outfit. Comes with certificate of authenticity. A little Santa has been issued every year since 1997 and it is assumed that this series will be continued over the next years.

EAN 652776

   
World Soccer Cup Bear for Japan, is limited to 2000 pieces, 33 cm in size and comes in a box with certificate. He is exclusively produced for Japan and issued for the World Soccer Cup games in France. He wears a nice jacket with the logos of the world soccer cup organization. One of his paws is embroidered with "France 98".

EAN 652783

   
Yukata, a bear dressed in a typical Japanese kimono is the Japan Teddy Bear Association exclusive for 1998, only limited to 1500 pieces and is 33 cm in size. Comes in box with certificate.

EAN 652790

   
Teddy Bear Kingdom Anniversary Bear, issued to celebrate the first year anniversary of the Teddy Bear Kingdom museum in Japan. The bear is 33 cm in size and limited to 1500 pieces, comes in box with certificate and is made out of rose mohair. He wears a ribbon around his neck in the red/white/blue colors, on which "Teddy Bear Kingdom Margarete Steiff GmbH" is printed. On one of his paws is "Anniversary Bear 1998" embroidered.

EAN 675201

   
Special Netherlands:
Holland has issued in 1998 besides its normal yearly exclusive bear (see below) another limited edition bear, called Mr. Oliver Bommel. He is a well known cartoon character in Holland. The bear is 40 cm, limited to 3000 pieces, fully jointed and is presented in a collectors box which comes complete with a certificate of authenticity. He wears his usual yellow/red checkered jacket. His all time companion called "Tom Poes", which is a cat, was issued in 2001.

EAN 657955

   
The Holland exclusive is called Cheese Bear and is limited to 1847 pieces. He is made of a cheese colored mohair, 30 cm in size and comes with an original Dutch cheese tin, which is especially made for this exclusive Holland edition. He is shipped in a box, with certificate. Holland exclusive bears have been issued since 1995.

EAN 659959

   
Special Switzerland:
The first Steiff bear exclusively produced for Switzerland is called Berner Bear and was issued in a limited edition of 1847 pieces. Comes in a box with certificate. He is 32 cm in size and is dressed in a typical outfit from the city of Bern called "Sennenkutte". Both of his feet are embroidered, on one side the Armor sign of the city of Bern and on the other side the text "Berner Bär 1998".

EAN 659928

   
The doll house museum in Basel Switzerland issued the so called Logo Bear. He is 25 cm in size, limited to 1500 pieces and comes with box and certificate. He wears a red ribbon around his neck. The 70 cm original logo bear can be seen in the same museum as part of the permanent Steiff exhibition.

EAN 998713

   
Special Taiwan:
Teaddy is a Taiwan special edition bear inspired by Chinese green tea. He is limited to 1500 pieces, 28 cm in size and made of precious genuine mohair in a desirable tipped green color. The bears left paw shows the stitching of "Teaddy". Further highlights are the rolled certificate, the Chinese style gift box, and the collectable tea box printed with a Chinese Classic written by a famous tea expert in Tang Dynasty (A.D. 618-907).

EAN 652646

   
Special United Kingdom:
The Hamleys exclusive is called Dominic and is made out of curly black mohair with paws, nose and mouth made out of fine burgundy ultra suede. He is 28 cm in size and limited to 2000 pieces. He comes in a box with certificate. Hamleys has issued Steiff exclusive bears since 1988.

EAN 652844

   
The Harrods exclusive is called the Poet Bear, is 34 cm in size and limited to 2000 pieces. As every year comes he with a music box, certificate and in a representative box. The music box plays the song "Gavotte" from J. S. Bach. Harrods has issued Steiff exclusive bears since 1989.

EAN 653186

   
The British Collectors Teddy bear 1998, is a 40 cm Burgundy mohair bear limited to 3000 pieces. He comes in a box with certificate. Steiff British Collector bears have been issued since 1989.

EAN 659973

   
Special USA:
Walt Disney World Convention Sea-bear is made out of a gun metal color curly mohair, 28 cm in size and produced in an edition of 2000 pieces for the Disney world Convention 1998. Comes with a small certificate and convention pin, but without a box. As in the past years is this bear available in two additional sizes, i.e. 60 cm in an edition of 25 pieces and 80 cm in an edition of only 5 pieces. Special editions for the Disney world Convention have been made since 1988.

EAN 651380

   
Walt Disney Mickey Mouse Ornament, made of mohair trevira velvet, has tapisel shoes and a jointed head. Edition of 1928 pieces and its size is 14 cm. It is made to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Mickey Mouse. Comes in a small gift box with certificate. Other ornaments issued for Walt Disney are Minnie Mouse (1999), Mickey as Sorcerer (1999) and Donald Duck (2000). Further is available Pluto (2002) and Winnie the Pooh (2001) which were not especially produced for Walt Disney but were available from any Steiff store.

EAN 651410

   
Walt Disney Little Snowman, limited to only 500 pieces, 12 cm in size, comes with red hat and bow-tie. This is a yellow tag, but comes with certificate, stating the limited edition of 500, and a convention pin. Does not have a special box.

EAN 651427

   
The Steiff 1998 FAO Schwarz exclusive is Curious George. He is the world favorite monkey, whom appeared in more than 20 million books illustrated by H. A. Rey and written by his wife M. C. Rey. These books now available for nearly 60 years have been translated into12 different languages. He is made of rich sienna brown mohair with pink (flesh tone) mohair inset face, paws and feet, with twisted black-hard floss nose, glass button black eyes and red embroidered yarn mouth. He is fully jointed, comes in a black felt embroidered sack with certificate of authenticity, is limited to 2000 pieces and 32 cm in size.

EAN 652165

   
FAO Schwarz issued a miniature Titanic Polar bear, which is 5-way jointed and really cute. He is 12 cm in size, made out of genuine mohair, edition of 2000 pieces and comes with a small certificate but without a box.

EAN 652219

   
Reggie with Safari Set. Reginald Oliver Smythe ("Reggie") comes with Safari guard and 4 souvenir pins. Reggie is made out of mohair woven fur, blond, jointed, 37 cm in size, with khaki safari jacket & bush hat, ltd edition of 3,500 exclusive for the USA. Comes also as luxury edition with authentic Ghurka backpack & the bear's Safari travel journal (special edition of 250 only). Comes with a certificate of authenticity but without a special box. Reggie is the first in a series of well traveled bears, other ones are Pansy the Parisian coquette (2005) and Clarence the storybook bear (2008).

EAN 665219

   
Toy Store T. R. Goes West a 37 cm in size mohair bear outfitted in traditional garb. He is limited to 300 pieces and was only available at the 1998 Festival of Steiff. Comes with certificate issued by Toy Store and is signed by Tweed Roosevelt. The bear used is not a special edition bear but the regular Steiff 1996 German event bear, called "Enzo".

EAN 655258

   
African Elephant produced in co-operation with the Discovery Channel/Animal planet. He measures 40 cm, is limited to 1500 pieces and made out of mohair. Comes with a small certificate but without a special box.

EAN 665301

   
USA Event Bear 1998/1999, is a fully jointed 22 cm mohair bear. He is limited to maximum 3000 pieces and only available at Steiff Special Events hosted by participating authorized Steiff retailers. It is the same bear as comes with the book: "A Celebration of Steiff; Timeless Toys for Today" (see below).

EAN 665325

   
USA Event Bear 1998/1999, is fully jointed 22 cm mohair bear. He sports an Event Bear medallion around his neck on a shiny red ribbon. He is limited to maximum 3000 pieces and only available at Steiff Special Events hosted by participating authorized Steiff retailers. Event Bear comes with the book: "A Celebration of Steiff; Timeless Toys for Today".

EAN 665325

   
San Diego Zoo Panda, 25 cm in size, has only jointed arms and is limited to 1500 pieces. Comes with small certificate of authenticity but without a special box. He was issued by the San Diego Zoo to raise funds for the endangered species. Other special editions for the San Diego Zoo are Koala (1999), Cheetah (2000) and Baby Panda (2001).

EAN 665332

   
Pallas Cat, first in a series of endangered species issued by the Smithsonian Museum. The Pallas Cat lives in deserts, steppes and rocky mountainsides from central Asia to Siberia and to the Caspian Sea. Is limited to 2500 pieces, 32 cm in size and made out of luxury acrylic fur with life-like features and air brushed paws and markings. Comes with small certificate but without a special box. Was foreseen for 1997, but actually issued in 1998. Other issues in the Steiff Smithsonian endangered species replica series are Sloth bear (1998), Clouded Leopard (1999), Giraffe (2000), Monkey (2001), Sumatran Tiger (2002), Baby Asian Elephant (2003), Caribbean Flamingo (2004) and Golden Lion Tamarin (2005)

EAN 665356

   
Strong Twins, exact replica of 1905 Steiff bears which were owned by twins and currently are on display in the M. Strong Museum. The sign of wear is different as each of the twins had one bear to play with. This has been recaptured by Steiff in this set of 18 cm fully jointed, blond mohair bears. Their upper limbs are all mohair without paw pads, while the lower limbs have felt pads. They have squeakers, are limited to 5000 sets and come in a box with certificate.

EAN 665370

   
Ralph Lauren Highlander Bear, dressed with suede leather cap, oxford shirt, sweater, tweed windbreaker and cords. Is 34 cm in size and limited to only 500 pieces. Comes in nice presentation box with certificate. Following Ralph Lauren Steiff bears have been issued Preppy (1991), Flag bear (1992), Chairman of the Board I (1992), Ranch bear (1993), Chairman of the Board II (1993), Varsity bear (1993), Martini bear (1994), Wellington bear (1994), Russia bear (1994), New Romantic Girl (1995), Nautical bear (1995), Collegiate bear (1996), Racy bear (1996), Safari girl (1997) and University Bear (2001).

EAN 665424

   
Warner Brothers Sylvester and Tweety are made of mohair, with moveable limbs and issued as set with matching edition numbers. Sylvester (32cm) and Tweety (14cm) come in an edition of 2500 pieces in a velvet bag with a small certificate of authenticity. Other Warner Brother special editions are Bugs Bunny (1997), Steiff/Radko Bugs and Carrot Ornament (1999), Michigan J. Frog (1999) and Tweety Christmas ornament (2000).

EAN 665448

   
QVC Theodore Roosevelt Bear, was issued to celebrate the 140th anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt's birth. He is 28 cm, features a red, white and blue bow, his name is embroidered on his foot, and sports a pince-nez. Each bear comes with a hang tag signed personally by Tweed Roosevelt, the Linda Mullins book "Teddy Bear Men", a certificate bearing the edition number and a reproduction of Clifford Berryman's famous cartoon "Drawing the Line in Mississippi". He is limited to 7.500 sets only. He does not have a special box. Other issues from QVC USA are Rough Rider (1996), C. Berryman (1996), Delighted (1997), Theodore Roosevelt (1998), Millennium bear (1999) and 100th anniversary bear (2001).

EAN 665462

   
Lavender Blue, edition of 3500 pieces, 42 cm in size and made out of a light purple mohair. The bear comes in a box with certificate.

EAN 665479

   
Last Mohican, a 20 cm blond mohair bear dressed as an Indian with head dress, bow and arrow. He sits in a wooden canoe, which comes with paddles and stand. Edition of 3000 pieces. Comes with a small certificate but without a special box.

EAN 665509

   
Sloth Bear, second in a series of endangered species issued by the Smithsonian Museum. This big huggable bear has rich black fur, an expressive face, 26 cm and is limited to 2500 pieces. Comes with a small certificate but without a special box. Other issues in the Steiff Smithsonian endangered species replica series are Pallas Cat (1998), Clouded Leopard (1999), Giraffe (2000), Monkey (2001), Sumatran Tiger (2002), Baby Asian Elephant (2003), Caribbean Flamingo (2004) and Golden Lion Tamarin (2005).

EAN 665523

   
X-MAS Ornament Little Snowman, is a mini version of the four seasons Snowman Bear. He is 12 cm and limited to 5000 pieces. He comes in a presentation box and with a certificate of authenticity. Xmas Ornaments have been issued every year from 1994 until 2005, so 12 in total.

EAN 665592

   
Teddy Roosevelt & Cub, where Roosevelt is 30 cm (left in picture), caramel mohair, wearing a coat, hat, belt, scarf and gun. The Cub is 18 cm (right in picture), brown mohair, standing on all fours, modeled after the Clifford Berryman Bear. The set is limited to 4000 pieces, comes in box with certificate.

EAN 665615

   
CU Bear Hawaiian girl, limited to 550 pieces and 26 cm in size. Wears a Hawaiian skirt an a necklace made out of flowers. Does not have a certificate or box. Other bears issued for Collectors United are Antic Teddy bear (1995), Olympian Atlanta Teddy bear (1996), Broadway Teddy bear (1997) and Fortune Teller Teddy bear (1999).

EAN 665646

   
CU Bear Hawaiian girl, limited to 166 pieces and 42 cm in size. Wears a Hawaiian skirt an a necklace made out of flowers. Does not have a certificate or box. Other bears issued for Collectors United are Antic Teddy bear (1995), Olympian Atlanta Teddy bear (1996), Broadway Teddy bear (1997) and Fortune Teller Teddy bear (1999).

EAN 665653

   
Special Worldwide:
Toad is a character from "Wind in the Willows" a classic tale by Grahame. He is 25 cm, made of mohair, limited to 4000 pieces dressed in felt clothes and comes in box with certificate. As part of this series were Badger and Ratty issued in 1999 and Mole in 1998.

EAN 037016

   
Mole is a character from "Wind in the Willows" a classic tale by Grahame. He is 25 cm, made of mohair, limited to 4000 pieces dressed in felt clothes and comes in box with certificate. As part of this series were Badger and Ratty issued in 1999 and Toad in 1998.

EAN 037023

   
Santa Claus 1998, is the second in this series. Last years bear was a soft one and this years is a real 5 way jointed bear limited to 3000 pieces and 32 cm in size. He wears the typical Santa outfit and carries a sack. He comes with a small certificate but without a box.

EAN 670268

   
Teddy B, is 33 cm and based upon the Roosevelt bears. Not surprisingly is Teddy B made of brown mohair and Teddy G (see below) of gray mohair. Both wear embroidered sweaters. This bears edition size is 3220. Comes with a small certificate but without a special box.

EAN 670275

   
Teddy G, is 33 cm and based upon the Roosevelt bears. Not surprisingly is Teddy G of gray mohair and Teddy B (see above) made of brown mohair. Both wear embroidered sweaters. This bears edition size is 3341. Comes with a small certificate but without a special box.

EAN 670282

   
Titanic Polar Bear is fully jointed made out of white mohair, wears a ceramic medallion around his neck, 22 cm in size, limited to 5000 pieces and comes with a small certificate but without a special box.

EAN 670299