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How to identify your Steiff "Button in Ear". Margarete Steiff GmbH.







Steiff Identification1904-1905

Steiff Identification 1904-1905 2nd Picture

Steiff Identification 1908-1911

Steiff Identification 1910-1927

Steiff Identification 1925-1934

Steiff Identification 1933-1943

Steiff Identification 1948-50

Steiff Identification 1950

Steiff Identification 1950 2nd one

Steiff Identification 1950-52

Steiff Identification 1952-53

Steiff Identification 1960 -72

Steiff Identification 1967-77

Steiff Identification 1969 -77

Steiff Identification 1977-81

Steiff Identification 1980 -82

Steiff Identification 1982-87

Steiff Identification 1986

Steiff Identification 1986-1999

Steiff Identification 2000

HISTORY OF STEIFF

German toymaker Margarete Steiff (July 24, 1847 - May 9, 1909), born in Giengen, started creating toy stuffed animals in 1880 in the town of Giengen an der Brenz, Germany. From November 1904 onwards, every Steiff animal leaving the factory had a "Button in Ear". The original button was made of metal, embossed with an elephant. Franz Steiff, another of Margarete's nephews, came up with this idea to distinguish Steiff articles from imitation products. The elephant was later replaced by the name "Steiff". This ingenious idea marked the launch of a world-famous trademark: Steiff "Button in Ear".

As the years pass, the company Margarete Steiff GmbH made its way into the annals of toy history. Steiff products set new accents in the toy market over and over again.

 
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