With Queen Elizabeth II becoming the world’s longest living monarch and the longest reigning British ruler overtaking Queen Victoria’s reign of sixty three years, seven months and two days September 9th of 2015, celebrated German based toy manufacturer and company, Steiff, has released a commemorative limited edition Queen Elizabeth Teddy bear.
Now the question begs. Would you want this bear to be part of your collection? Allow us to help you decide by going down the nitty-gritty details and features that this special toy is said to hold.
SIZE – The toy stands or clocks at thirty centimeters in length making it a little short of a foot long. It’s not huge but the size makes it a perfect piece for a regular display shelving unit. It’s not deadbolt heavy either so you can carry it around however this piece is not exactly for play but more for collection purposes.
FUR – Steiff is known for its quality materials and “purity law” in the production of toys. With this special piece, they used the finest Schulte Mohair, one of nature’s finest natural fibers known for its long wavy strands, velvety texture, high luster and sheen. The bear’s fur is in ivory white.
EYES AND SNOUT – The bear’s eyes and snout are sleek and neatly furnished in brown making it look like a truly regal and classic toy.
ACCESSORIES – To portray Her Royal Highness the Queen, the toy is adorned with a deep blue royal coronation robe with spotted plush edging and a majestic crown.
MUSICAL – It is also a musical bear which plays the National Anthem “God Save the Queen”. Embroidery of a musical score sheet with matching ledger lines, a treble clef, time signature and notes can be found on its lower right paw. A golden colored embroidery thread is used for it.
KNOP IM HOR – Just like all rare and limited edition Steiff toys, the Queen Elizabeth Teddy bear comes with a gold plated button in ear or “knopf im ohr”.
LABEL – Likewise, it comes with a white label with a red Steiff logo to signify its rarity and inclusion to the renowned German manufacturer’s limited edition collection.
The Queen Elizabeth Teddy bear will surely be a star to your toy collection. If you feel like this item suits your liking, be sure to grab it within this year because Steiff will only be releasing these pieces for the year as a commemoration of the Queen’s aforementioned milestone. Visit this website here www.steiffteddybears.co.uk.