If you’re an avid toy collector or simply a devoted teddy bear aficionado then this list will surely grab your attention. We may not all be able to get our hands on these pieces, lucky you if you could, but wouldn’t it be interesting to know what the most expensive bears of all time are? We’re sure that your curiosity is nagging pretty much about now. Without further adieu, behold the Steiff bears for the uber rich!
#1: The Louis Vuitton Bear – $ 2.1 Million
Sold at an auction in Monaco back in the year 2000, the highest bid for any toy in history is a whopping seven digit value. Bought by Jessie Kim of Korea, the toy fully dressed in a classic Louis Vuitton ensemble with a matching mini luggage case is currently housed in the Teddy Bear Museum at Jeju Island in Korea.
#2: Dou-Dou the Louis Vuitton Monogram Bear – $ 182,000
What’s with these Steiff and LV collaborations? We can’t all help but ask as Dou-Dou the Monogram bear makes it in second place. A foot and a half in diameter, this piece was a product released by the Louis Vuitton brand upon its celebration of its 150th anniversary. With only five hundred pieces made, it is named as such because it’s whole body is decked with the famous LV monogram.
#3: Teddy Girl – $ 171,600
A cinnamon furred toy manufactured back in 1904 and was previously owned by Colonel Bob Henderson has fetched a staggering price despite its simplicity due to its lavish, interesting and richly documented history. Colonel Henderson was known to have fought during the World War II, all while having the toy tucked by his side in battle.
#4: The Titanic Bear – $140,000
After the disappearance of the Titanic in April of 1912, Steiff manufactured a black mourning bear as a form of memorial and grief over the tragic incident. Only 600 pieces in 5 varying sizes were made. In a Christie’s South Kensington auction in the year 2000, an owner of an exceptionally good condition Titanic Mourning bear sold it off after stating that she never liked it, left it in a wardrobe all her life thus preserving its form.
#5: Steiff Diamond Eyes Teddy Bear – $ 84,000
The first on our list that features precious metals and crystals is the special toy released by the Steiff brand itself in celebration of its 125th anniversary in the business. It’s most prized feature would have to be the eyes made of crafted diamonds and sapphires. Its snout is made of pure gold and a fur of luxurious golden threads. Truly a limited edition item, only 125 pieces were made.
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