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Steiff bears & other playthings past & present - Dee Hockenberry

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Title
Steiff bears & other playthings past & present
Author
Dee Hockenberry
format
Hardback
Publisher
Schiffer Publishing
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20000329

This beguiling book takes you to the fantasy world the Steiff*r toy company has been busily creating for over one hundred years. In over 860 beautiful color photographs, you will discover more than one thousand toys, some as recent as yesterday and most many decades old. A menagerie of stuffed animals awaits, including the beloved teddy bears, as well as cats, dogs, birds of every sort, denizens of the forest, and wildlife from the Savannah. Puppets, dolls, and wheeled toys also grace these pages, accompanied by large studio figures and enchanting mechanical villages filled with busy figures. The book includes a preface by Susanna Steiff Pinyuh, the great grand niece of the company's founder, Margarete Steiff. Also included are catalog copy displaying many items produced by the firm, and an examination of the company's identifying marks. Values are included in the captions. This delightful book is a must for every toy collector.

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Dee Hockenberry is a respected teddy bear designer and historian who has written six other popular books on toy bears. She and her husband, Tom, who takes the color photographs for her books, live in Pennsylvania.

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Toys - Germany - History - 19th century.|Toys - Germany - History - 20th century.
Country of Publication
Pennsylvania
Number of Pages
272

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