From the Estate of John McBride. A Private Collection of Vintage and Antique Bears and Animals.
Great condition Steiff all original, mint -"unplayed-with" Steiff black-faced mountain ram, Snucki sheep EAN 1520/11 with his original Chest tag and ear tag..
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About the world-famous "Button In Ear" trademark:
An ingenious idea, that has essentially remained unchanged right through to the present day.
About Margarete Steiff GmbH:
German toymaker Margarete Steiff started creating toy stuffed animals in 1880 in the town of Giengen an der Brenz, Germany.
From November 1904 onwards, every Steiff had a "Button in Ear".
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This All-Original Black- Faced MOUNTAIN SHEEP Vintage Circa 1980s has green eyes and a pale pink embroidered nose and mouth.
Size: 11 cm, 4.5 inch.
Yellow tag marked "Made in Western Germany".
Brass Button with Steiff in Script.
Steiff Snucki Mountain Ram with a black face, black legs, and white body was made in West Germany, so it is a vintage item.
Snucki has a chest label, button-in-ear and yellow Steiff tag marked 1520/11 on the front and Made in Western-Germany on reverse side of his ear tag.
4.5" Snucki Mountain Ram