When we talk about toy collectibles, the Queen Elizabeth II bear is one to be noted of. Designed as a commemorative toy and tribute to the British monarch, it is no doubt a favorite among collectors, new and seasoned alike. But what exactly does it have to offer? What makes it one of the finest collectible teddy bears, worthy of a spot on your display shelves? Let’s drill the answers down one by one.
Its features are to boot.
The Queen Elizabeth II bear has features so regal that they are indeed fit for a ruler. Made of the most luxurious and fine white Schulte mohair, it clocks at thirty centimeters in length. The five jointed toy is given brown eyes and a black snout to create that classic contrast that looks timeless and regal. The mohair gives it a soft velvety texture and a high luster finish. Dressed like a true queen, it comes with a deep blue coronation robe with spotted lush edging and a sparkling tiara atop its head. A special feature that the toy is celebrated for is its music. It is a musical bear that plays the national anthem, “God Save the Queen”. On its lower paw a gold embroidery of a musical staff can be found to showcase such feature.
It bears a historic milestone.
The toy was designed by German brand and teddy bear design pioneer, Steiff, as a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II for her humongous achievement as of late. As of the 9th of September 2015, she has officially surpassed the late Queen Victoria’s record as the longest reigning ruler in history with 63 years, 7 months and 2 days on her belt. Furthermore, her majesty is also the world’s longest living ruler today. Running countries and territories is not easy so imagine doing so for decades.
It is an exclusive and limited model.
There are only a limited number of Queen Elizabeth II bears manufactured. The company is said to have only made 2,015 pieces to match the year in which her Highness has achieved such milestone. To stamp such rarity, the toy comes with the white and red fabric tag as well as Steiff’s signature trademark: knopf im ohr or the button in ear. But because it is a limited edition the said button in ear comes in gold plating.
With all that said, the Queen Elizabeth II bear has indeed a lot to offer.
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