Steiff, the legendary German plush toy company, is famous for its artistry, beauty, and lasting quality. The company produced incredible stuffed animals of every type, including super fun hand puppets, like this classic design of Leo the Lion. Similar to other mid-century Steiff toys, this puppet has the most sweet expression and was expertly handmade in Germany between 1959-67 using the finest mohair plush. The gorgeous airbrushing work and his pronounced tipped mane give this character a nice distressed look that everyone adores. And this puppet is special not only because of its eye-catching look but also because it retains ALL tags and seems unused. He has an embroidered nose and mouth and nylon whiskers. Leo's head is stuffed with excelsior (wood wool) and has a plastic finger tube for head movement. Don't miss this opportunity to add this handsome character to your vintage toy collection!
- Condition: Used and pre-owned vintage puppet. Seems unused. Nice coloring with with button and crisp tags. Please determine the condition by yourself, taking a close look at all pictures and asking questions.
- Origin: Germany
- Brand: Steiff
ID: Complete with button, yellow flag #0318,00 and chest tag
- Year: between 1959-67
- Size: 9in/23 cm tall
- Materials: finest mohair plush, plastic eyes, excelsior
- The puppet stand is not included
WARNING: This vintage puppet does not comply with current safety standards and is intended for adult use only.