This is a vintage "La Provencale" Bear. It was made specifically for the French Market and was issued in a limited edition of only 1,500 pieces.
He is now a rather rare Steiff Bear.
The little French bear is 34 cm in height. He is a rich, warm ochre-yellow colour long mohair and has a lavender flower embroidered on the sole of his left foot. He also comes with his little original basket and little lavender pouch to pop into it.
He has a white label in his ear with the EAN number 660122. The label states that he was Issue 00159 from the limited edition (this tallies with the number on the certificate).
My bear comes with his original box and certificate of authenticity - as photographed. He has never been played with and is clean & in pristine condition.
The rarity of this little vintage bear is reflected in my asking price for him - it is certainly a fair one
I will have to send it to you in the UK with Royal Mail Recorded Delivery. This will cost £6.95 and applied to your order at the checkout.
The 34cm bear produced for the French edition of the bear club in 2000 is very sweet! He's a replacement bear from 1970 for my middleaged daughter and I know she will be delighted with him!