STEIFF Young Lion Hand Puppet ~ 1945-52 Rare!

Based on a classic mid century Steiff design, this Young Lion hand puppet has an irresistible baby-like expression that is adorable! It is a very special animal not only because of its sweet look but also by its unusual wool plush and "made in US-Zone Germany" tag, dating its production between 1945-52. As other Steiff toys of the time, this puppet was expertly handmade in Germany using the finest materials. The nice airbrushing work gives this character an amazing distressed look that everyone adores. This puppet has endearing glass eyes and embroidered nose and mouth. Its head is stuffed with excelsior (wood wool) and has a cardboard finger tube for head movement. This rare little puppet will certainly be a very special addition to any vintage toy collection!

  • Condition: Used and pre-owned vintage puppet. Light stain on the chin and plush thinning on mane. With made in US-Zone Germany" tag. Missing other Steiff IDs. Overall light wear. Please determine the condition by yourself, taking a close look at all pictures and asking questions.
  • Origin: Germany
  • Brand: Steiff
  • ID: with made in US ZONE" tag but missing Steiff button
  • Year: 1945-52
  • Size: 9in/23 cm tall
  • Materials: wool plush, glass 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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Shay Allen
Young Lion

The puppets that I have purchased from Once Upon A Puppet have all been wonderful- Marcus provides quality puppets and is a wealth of knowledge. Lion cub arrived looking spectacular and is a puppet that I am thrilled to have. I highly recommend this shop for anyone starting their collection- or continuing one!