Private Stash: Steiff

Last year I posted about this little guy…


He is a mohair owl named Wittie. Steiff produced him from 1954 to 1977. His best feature are those glow-in-the-dark eyes.

After finding him, I have been on the lookout for other Steiff owls. This January I finally found another at a consignment shop. My mother was along and insisted on getting it for my birthday. Unfortunately my birthday is not until October, but I did snap these photos before she stored him away.

steiff owl

This 9″owls name is “Wiggi” and was produced from 1976-1983. Unlike my first owl, he has his original button and tag.

steiff owl 2

His Steiff button and tag is attached to his tail feathers.

I was thinking I would strictly be collecting Steiff owls, until I ran across these two animals at the same consignment shop that I had found my second owl. Their $8.00 price tags screamed, “Take me home!”

Steiff bunny

This snow white bunny is 8″ tall with bright red and pink eyes. If he still had his name tag around his neck it would have read, “Ango”. He has his button and ear tag that reads, “Made in Western Germany”.

Steiff pig

The Steiff name of this pig is “Jolanthe”. He measures about 6″ tall.  The bunny and pig are both made of woven fur and date from 1970s to 1980s.  I like the airbrushed features. Just check out the pig’s snout and cheeks…

Steiff pig 2 My tiny collection will hopefully continue to grow.

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  1. Susie
    Posted February 3, 2014 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

    Love them! I am always amazed at how many thing, and the variety you all find at the thrift stores and tag sales.

    • Tammy
      Posted February 4, 2014 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

      Thanks you Susie! We all really love the hunt.

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