Heidi Steiner 24" Bear With Hump, Growler, Red Paw Pads

by Wendy Bishop
(Sedgwick, KS, USA)

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Hello,


I was recently shopping at a Goodwill Store in Lawrence, Kansas and the workers brought out a cart with recently donated items. I spotted this bear on the bottom tier and continued shopping. Initially I thought I would give him to my Granddaughter but after looking him over and finding his tag on his bottom clearly labeled: "Steiner Bears" "Heidi Steiner" "Menomonee Falls, WI U.S.A. Not a child safe toy". The tag is whole, just folded in half and stitched; since I was only able to upload 4 pictures I only snapped one side of it.

My bear is in excellent condition, 24" tall with arms and legs that are movable at the shoulders and hips. He has super soft light brown slightly curly (?) hair and a working growler that scared the bejesus out of my little Pomeranian dog. His nose stitching is vertical and his muzzle seems to be tinted a darker brown and cut close, he has brown glass eyes (I clicked my teeth on them), what is most unusual is his paw pads are a very rich red that looks like felt. His left foot paw is hand signed towards the outside "Heidi Steiner". His body, arms and legs feel like they are stuffed with beads with the exception of his paws and feet, they feel firm.

My bear has no accessories like a hat, ribbons or clothing but to me he really doesn't need those things.

The price I paid for my bear was roughly .75 cents. He was marked .99 and I got him discounted with a senior discount. I already know just from basic internet search that I got a very good bargain for this big bear and now I don't know what to do with him. Because he is mohair (I assume) I am concerned about him deteriorating and I don't want to put him into my cedar chest and be hidden.

I would love to know his name, when he was made, did he have any accessories like a ribbon, hat, clothing or do I leave him as is. I did find Heidi Steiner's page and sent an email but would like to know as much as possible.

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Nov 26, 2020
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Emailed you
by: Susan

Wendy,

I just saw your comment from Nov 12 and fired you an email inquiry. šŸ˜Š
Susan

Nov 12, 2020
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Nov 12,2020 bear is for sale
by: Wendy

Hello all, yes this bear is for sale. Please contact me if interested. Wbwks at yahoo

Nov 12, 2020
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Do you still have this Bear?
by: Susan

Do you still have the Heidi Steiner Bear? Iā€™m interested in buying it if you do.

Nov 07, 2019
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You still have the bear?
by: Anonymous PF

I emailed you...


Oct 25, 2019
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bear is for sale
by: Anonymous

Yes, this bear is for sale.

Oct 24, 2019
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teddy bears
by: Anonymous

Hi E Fittz, I'm curious, do you have other teddy bears besides Winter on consignment? I may be interested.

Where are you located please?


Oct 24, 2019
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Sure he is for sale
by: Anonymous

The post is a year old but I still have the bear.

I would sell him- my family has no interest in him.
What would you offer, and you would have to pay shipping.

Email if you want wbwks at yahoo dot com

Oct 23, 2019
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Winter
by: E. Fitz

Your bear is named Winter. I've been doing internet searches on him. I own a consignment store and I was just given "Winter", he comes with a red bow. I'm just trying to price mine. One just sold on Ebay for $100. Mine has never been displayed and has all his tags attached. You got a great deal!

Oct 15, 2019
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Is bear for sale?
by: Anonymous

I'm not sure if this is a recent or old post but I'm curious, are you interested in selling this bear? He's cute! If so, I would be interested.

Kind regards

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