The Bottom Line
- Excellent Research Tips
- Exceptional Photos
- Price Guide for Replicas & Special Editions
- Tips on Buying for Investment and Buying/Selling Online.
- The Identifying Your Steiff chapter can help you figure out just about any Steiff you might have.
- Timeline of Steiff History.
- Exceptional pictures with only a few "cutesy ones" (a good thing). Prices are shown with pictures.
- Price Guide Index covers replicas and special editions from 1980 - 2001 in easy-to-use table form.
- Published by Hobby House Press.
Guide Review - Steiff Identification and Price Guide
Examples of different toys over the years, along with the identification guide, can help you date your pieces as well as give an approximate value. There is also a chapter devoted to special editions, Disney Convention and club pieces. I've already used this book myself to figure out more about a few pieces in my own collection, toys that I couldn't find elsewhere!