East Anglia’s Largest Selection of Steiff Bears & Animals
Other Traditional Items Available Including Brio, Baghera And Ravensburger
About The Steiff Shop
Located next door to Beers of Europe is the largest Steiff shop in East Anglia. We have over 500 different teddy bears and animals available in store, ranging from keyrings to jumbo size and replicas to limited editions, so there is something for everyone. Also available are Brio, Ravensburger Jigsaws and the superb Baghera pedal or ride on metal cars.
In 1902 the first Steiff Teddy Bear was manufactured in Giengen Germany. To make this teddy bear unique and forgery proof, its inventors agreed to have its own trademark, and came up with the idea to have a hand crafted button in the ear. The term “button in Ear” was also registered as a trademark, and was all legal and protected by May 1905. Before then, the bears had a little card tag which showed an elephant with an s shaped trunk. The metal button with the elephant motif was only used from 1904 to 1905.
Steiff Trademark – The Button in Ear
Today there are 3 different labels behind the Button in Ear.
This means that only a limited number is available and some are only available in certain countries. Those with the white ear tag and gold plated Button in Ear carry a new owner certificate, which insures authenticity and special status as a limited edition SteiffTeddy Bear.
All Steiff replicas have a white ear tag with black writing to document their special status, and the true to original Button in Ear from the respective year of production. This proved that the Teddy Bear is a particularly limited edition with an extraordinary historic character.
Monday – Saturday: 9 am – 6 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 4 pm
Bank Holidays: 10 am – 4 pm
The Steiff Shop
Inside Beers Of Europe
The Steiff Shop is located inside Beers of Europe which is just off the A10 in Setchey 2.5 miles from Kings Lynn Hardwick roundabout and 6.5 miles from Downham Market. Garage lane is next to JSW car Sales and we are 100 yards down Garage Lane on the right.