STEIFF Young Lion Hand Puppet ~ 1954-58 Rare!



Steiff has made some of the most adorable forest animals in the market. This Young Lion hand puppet certainly honours the reputation and is very special not only because of its sweet look but also because it retains the button and yellow flag #317, dating its production between 1954-58. As other Steiff toys of the time, this puppet was expertly handmade in Germany using the finest mohair plush. The nice airbrushing work gives this character an amazing distressed look that everyone adores. This puppet has glass eyes, an embroidered nose and mouth, and nylon whiskers. Its head is stuffed with excelsior (wood wool) and has a cardboard finger tube for head movement. This rare little puppet has been gently used and will certainly be a very special addition to any vintage toy collection!

  • Condition: Used and pre-owned vintage puppet. Small bald spot where the chest tag used to be. 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 button and yellow tag #317
  • Year: 1954-58
  • Size: 9in/23 cm tall
  • Materials: finest mohair 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.

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