A weekly collection of previews, videos, articles, interviews, and more. An appraisal usually involves an extensive amount of The bear, purchased at FAO Schwarz, was manufactured by the famous German Steiff company, which then created a popular Titanic “mourning bear… This auction will be preceded by Julia’s summer Fine Glass & Lamp auction taking place June 11-12 which will feature Tiffany, Handel, Gallé, art pottery and more desirable decorative arts items. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is a trademark of the BBC and is produced for PBS by GBH under license from BBC, Worldwide. I mean, Steiff bears, when you look at them, they have a look. FAIRFIELD, Maine — James D. Julia Auctioneers is offering an outstanding collection of Steiff creations, including a number of bears, during its June 13, 2014, Toy, Doll & Advertising auction. He's straw-stuffed. Only 665 were ever produced and only 78 were ever made in this 20-inch size and configuration. this does not include any badges as have sold separately. Centenary Titanic Ted is a replica of the original “Mourning Bear” reintroduced exclusively for both the US and UK markets by Steiff. They were made in five different sizes and only 665 bears were produced. These bears are complemented by scores of other fine examples including rare “center seam” bears as well as a variety of mohair, felt and velvet cats and rabbits. This Titanic Commemorative bear is … He's more in the range, I would say, in the $20,000, $25,000 to $30,000 range. The bear was one of only 600 which were made especially for the British market in May 1912, to show empathy for the loss of the passengers of the R.M.S. £345.00. also contains a complete list of active ROADSHOW appraisers and their contact details and biographies. Finally, the affiliation of the appraiser may have changed since the appraisal was recorded. They were also manufactured with a somber expression. Somewhat later, a 1925 yellow teddy bear that was produced because Richard Steiff, in a letter from America, posited that Steiff had not changed significantly in design since their introduction. item 1 STEIFF Teddy Bear 1912 Replica Titanic Black Mohair #00269, 70cm 29" Tall 1 - STEIFF Teddy Bear 1912 Replica Titanic Black Mohair #00269, 70cm 29" Tall . In 1912 when the Titanic sunk, Steiff made black bears for England, and they called them a mourning bear. Steiff ‘Titanic’ teddy tops latest sales in a bear market. You said somebody appraised him for you? She was 99% sure. A 100-YEAR-OLD birthday was celebrated yesterday but the recipient did not have too much to say. This is a replica of the 1912 Schwarz Titanic Mourning Bear. Antiques Roadshow on Facebook, William Austin Burt patented the U.S.'s first "typographer” on July 23 in 1829. © 2020 Active Interest Media All rights reserved. Titanic sank in the chilly waters of the North Atlantic, April 15, 1912. generally for insurance purposes, written by a qualified expert and paid for by the owner of the item. In 2000, one of the mourning bears sold for $136,000 to the Puppenhaus Museum … APPRAISER: Well, I wouldn't sell him for $15,000, either. I don't know, would you sell him for $15,000? One morning, when they are preparing to attend a teddy bear fair and auction of a `mourning bear' (produced b y Steiff to commemorate the sinking of the Titanic) Brad discovers a … There's three different sizes, this being the largest size. Superb Steiff Titanic Replica Teddybear New In Box c2012 Ltd Edition 20" 50cm. Verbal approximations: To see current contact information for an appraiser in the He's sort of listing a little bit with age. And later we did some research, and I kind of got the idea that he could be a Steiff. Titanic. @RoadshowPBS. 7 Steiff Titanic Mourning Bear - $136,000. Steffes of Galax, Virginia, is the finest collection (and one of the largest) of its type in quality, condition and rarity to hit the market in many years. The bear was one of only 600 which were made especially for the British market in May 1912, to show empathy for the loss of the passengers of the R.M.S. This tragic event left England and America in mourning. Somebody's added the clothes, which are not original. They were a symbol of mourning after the R.M.S. I mean quality all the way. The piece is accompanied by photos of the artist along with a Ladies Home Journal from March 1915 in which the ad appears, and is expected to command between $2,500 and $5,000. Measuring about 3" x 5", this piece of Titanic metal has undergone full conservation: From respected Titanic expert / lecturer Tarn Stephanos; "This is a fragment from a recovered set of Titanic's Mooring Bollards. Funding for ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance, Ancestry, and Consumer Cellular. According to Rebekah Kaufman, consultant Steiff archivist for Steiff North America who cataloged the collection, “It is amazingly comprehensive and impeccably curated and reflects the finest examples of Steiff design, quality and craftsmanship from the first third of the 20th century.”. Click & Collect. He is made of black mohair with sand colored paw pads. The collection, curated over decades by Chuck and the late Cathy, Black Steiff Titanic “Mourning Bear,” made to honor those lives lost in the infamous tragedy, features distinctive red felt backed shoebutton eyes to represent tears and sadness ($25,000-$40,000). Okay, what you have there, Carol, is a wonderful Steiff bear with shoe-button eyes, mohair, felt pads. He insisted that the firm create a line that was warmer, more cuddly and more colorful and inviting. Context is key: This blond fellow that essentially “started it all” is constructed with rod joints, long arms, humped back, felt paws, black shoebutton eyes and black hand-formed gutta percha nose. They were also manufactured with a somber expression. He is #2780. As a rule, however, retail and insurance/replacement values are about the same. The story goes that Steiff black mohair bears were produced as mourning bears after the Titanic disaster in April 1912. These red felt backed eye bears were produced in response to the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. Free postage. Explore how craft is intertwined with our nation's defining principles. These bears were created in the weeks following the Titanic sinking in the early 1900s. or Best Offer. A RARE black teddy bear made when Britain was in mourning after the sinking of the Titanic fetched £91,750 at an auction in London yesterday. £18.34 postage. Our Appraiser Index APPRAISER: So, you thought it was probably Steiff and he really is Steiff. ROADSHOW Archive, click on the link below the appraiser's picture. Additional funding is provided by public television viewers. Then a local also meets a watery grave—and Brad Lyon spots the body floating in the Shenandoah. (Photo courtesy James D. Julia). Technically, an "appraisal" is a legal document, APPRAISER: The last one that was sold at auction, I think it brought $30,000 and it was a little bit smaller, and there's not a lot of them around. This incredible teddy bear has red discs behind his show button eyes (just like the original) to represent tear-stained eyes. Some of my peers had sent her to me because I love black bears and they knew that, and she said she wanted it to have a really good home, and so we decided, well, sure, it was great, so we gave her all the money we had in that day and we went home with him. collectibles, market trends, and other factors. is so often "It depends.". The value of an item is dependent upon many things, including the condition of the object itself, trends in the market for that kind of object, and the The bear, purchased at FAO Schwarz, was manufactured by the famous German Steiff company, which then created a popular Titanic "mourning bear." In 1912 when the Titanic sunk, Steiff made black bears for England, and they called them a mourning bear. @RoadshowPBS, We're soaking up the story behind this @LeslieKeno appraisal! Most of our experts will give appraisal values in context. BROOKLYN — A hundred years ago, the sinking of the Titanic was a tragic disaster. "I know there's a lot of envious people hearing that story..." The rarest examples are 20-inch bears; in 2000, one such sized bear sold at Christie’s in London for £91,750. Only about 500 of these dark teddy bears exist. GUEST: So I thought perhaps that's what he was, and I sent some pictures to a teddy bear appraiser, took measurements, and she said she definitely knew he was a Steiff. For more information, visit www.jamesdjulia.com or contact 207-453-7125 or info@jamesdjulia.com. This wonderful bear was made for club members only during the 1999 year. Today, it’s fodder for celebrations. Steiff produced 600 black mohair bears with red rimmed glass eyes in five different sizes to memorialize the tragic sinking of the Titanic in 1912. STEIFF PEWTER MINIATURE TEDDY BEAR - BLACK 1912 MOURNING BEAR TITANIC - NEW . 110 year later came this "The Gold Royal" typewriter… They were an English market exclusive and were known to sell out practically overnight. Often an auctioneer will talk about what she The bear was one of only 600 which were made especially for the British market in May 1912, to show empathy for the loss of the passengers of the R.M.S. Note the date: Values location where the item will be sold. An extensive collection of Steiff creations, including an atypical Titanic “Mourning Bear” created to honor the memory of the victims of the ocean tragedy, are headlining the June 13 Toy, Doll & Advertising auction being presented by James D. Julia. It is said their eyes were rimmed red to appear as if they had been crying. There are some touching links between the Teddy Bear, that quintessential symbol of childhood comfort and security, and the tragic loss of the passenger ship Titanic on … Titanic. And though £45.00 postage. Starting promptly at 10 a.m., the sale is taking place at Julia’s auction facility on Route 201 in Fairfield, Maine. Enthusiasts like no other, Chuck Steffes, along with his now dearly departed wife Cathy, traveled the globe for approximately three decades forging friendships and hunting Steiff treasures to add to their collection. 3) Steiff Titanic mourning bear Following the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, Steiff produced 600 black mohair ‘mourning’ bears to commemorate the tragic event. Opinion of value: Seldom found in even the most advanced collections, this bear carries an estimate of $15,000 to $22,000. Steiff Titanic Replica Mohair Bear centennial edition number 1384 out of 1912 . ©1997 – 2020 WGBH Educational Foundation. Titanic Mourning Bear - €128,000 Just 82 of these bears were produced in 1912 to commemorate the sinking of the Titanic. #antiquesroadshow Its original owner had disliked it … One of the original bears was found and sold in 2000 to the Puppenhaus Museum in Basle, Switzerland where it can be visited today. Steiff mourning bear, created to commemorate victims of the Titanic, circa 1912. It … $774.99 0 bids 4d 14h. The couple have become involved in making and collecting teddy bears. "retail," or "for insurance purposes" (replacement value). The bear, purchased at FAO Schwarz, was manufactured by the famous German Steiff company, which then created a popular Titanic "mourning bear… They also, a Steiff characteristic, are the very long arms and the big feet. Appraiser affiliations: experts. Although our valuations are based on research and experience, opinions can, and sometimes do, vary among One of the most coveted antique teddy bears is the Steiff Titanic Mourning Bear. Rare Titanic Black Mourning Bear By Steiff. Free full-color brochures are available, as are full-color, detailed and illustrated catalogs for $39. Steiff Danbury Mint RMS Titanic Centenary Bear Black Teddy 663888 10" Jointed. They were made in five different sizes and only 665 bears were produced. In 1912, the first black fur Steiff teddies were manufactured to be given as mourning gifts after the sinking of the Titanic. One of the novels is called the "The Mournful Teddy" based around the famous mourning bear. Designed by Richard Steiff after viewing bears at the Stuttgart Zoo, it seems perhaps more true to life than their subsequent creations that eventually established the traditional “teddy bear” look. It features highly distinctive red felt backed shoebutton eyes to represent tears and sadness. A black mohair "mourning" teddy bear, produced to mark the 1912 sinking of the Titanic, has secured about R1-million at an auction in London. This beautiful bear is about 13" tall, fully jointed with working growler. Steiff Black Mourning bear is a teddy bear manufactured by Steiff in 1912 to commemorate the sinking of the Titanic. change over time according to market forces, so the current value of the item could be higher, lower, or the same as when our expert first appraised it. Highlights include many freestanding six-way jointed cats as well as frisky felines playing with toys and those affixed to pillows. The sale also includes the fine antiques James D. Julia sales have come to be known for: salesman samples; fine antique dolls; clockwork, tin and cast toys; skittles; advertising items; music machines; mechanical and still banks; coin-ops; and other desirable collectibles. On April 14, 1912 – 100 years ago – the RMW Titanic struck an iceberg and sank into the icy waters of the North Atlantic. Executive producer Marsha Bemko shares her tips for getting the most out of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW. The event will draw fur-ball fanatics from near and far—to buy, sell, or simply ogle the bears. This example, complete with its trailing “F” button, comes estimated for $12,000 to $18,000. Previews for the auctions will be Tuesday, June 10 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday through Friday from 8-10 a.m. before each auction session at Julia’s auction facilities on Route 201 in Fairfield, Maine. His baby face is brought to life with a center seam … I mean, I know of maybe 20 black bears that are known, so you're quite lucky. (Photo courtesy James D. Julia). GUEST: My daughter and I collect bears, and we used to do doll and bear shows quite a bit, and a lady approached me one day and said that she had bought this bear in England, in an antique shop, and that the gentleman who owned the antique shop told her that someone had made him out of an old coat. As with all appraisals, the verbal approximations of value given at ROADSHOW events are our experts' opinions formed from their knowledge of antiques and The pair assembled a singular collection that may be the envy of collectors the world over. 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