Teddy bears have always been a symbol of love, affection, attention and care. Many a times these mute messiahs convey the unsaid feelings through their placards. Is there a age for teddy bears?? Naah! No way! Kids and girls alike enjoy cuddling a teddy bear. It is a cry companion, softy pillow, secret kiss sharer and many more.
Teddy bear can be called as a feel good toy rather than just a toy as there are lot of sentiments attached to it and it marks an occasion of celebration with élan and richness. The top company, a toy manufacturer of Germany, Steiff – constantly tops the chart of expensive teddy bears with use of precious gems, crystals, unique designs and of course vanity!
Let’s Count From The Bottom To Top :
Steiff Karl Lagerfeld Teddy Bear
On the 125th anniversary of Karl Lagerfeld, Steiff and KL came up with a limited edition teddy bear series priced at $ 2,080. The black suited teddy looked every bit Karl Lagerfeld, with iconic belt marked KL and his ear studs. Only 2500 teddy bears were made and introduced in the market.
Gund Snuffles Teddy Bear
Priced at whopping $ 10,000, the teddy is literally pricey. You know why? Because he wears a 10 carat diamond necklace with white gold chain and his pearly eyes are made from Tahitian pearls! The teddy was presented to the world by Gund, leading stuffed toys manufacturer on Valentine’s day in New York. It was again a limited edition like Steiff and Karl Lagerfeld.
Daniel Swarovski Teddy Bear
Does anybody need any explanation? Studded with precious gems and shining Swarovski crystals, the teddy is priced at a whopping $ 10,566.
Steiff Alfonzo Teddy Bear
This teddy bear came into life in 1908. In 1989 he was bought by the Grand Duke of Russia for his daughter Princess Xenia for $ 12,100!! We wonder what the royalty is all about!?
Steiff Hot Water Bottle Teddy Bear
Manufactured in 1910 by Steiff, this teddy is wearing a vintage brown fur jacket, it has lace around it which can be tied from both the ends! He was auctioned in Christie’s for $ 30,000. He was part of famous Paul Greenwood Collection.
Steiff Happy Teddy Bear
He is made from mohair, fine silky hair of angora goat in 1929. He was bought by Paul Volpp for his wife as a present for their 42nd wedding anniversary in 1989. Any guesses how much he paid for this teddy? A whopping $ 55,000!
Harlequin Teddy Bear
Manufactured in 1925 by Steiff again, this was Paul Greenwood’s priced possession. During auction it was sold for $ 75,826!
Steiff Diamond Eyes Teddy Bear
Steiff manufactured only 125 of this collectible teddy bear to mark its 125th anniversary. The fur of the teddy bear is made of golden threads! The mouth is designed with gold and it’s sparkling eyes are nothing short of bunch of sapphires and diamonds! No applause to guess the price! This feel good teddy is priced at breathtaking amount of $ 84,000!
Louis Vuitton Monogram Teddy Bear
This is the only teddy bear which was designed, developed and manufactured by Louis Vuitton! Only 500 limited edition was brought in and sold at $ 1,82,550 in an auction at Christie’s. Monogrammed with company’s logo, it was called DouDou!
And The Top Most Expensive Teddy Bear In The World Is –
Steiff Louis Vuitton Teddy Bear
Collaborated creation of two titans of fashion and toy industry, this teddy was bought for $ 2.1 million by a Korean, Jessie Kim. It’s in a teddy bear museum in Jeju, Korea for public display.Its named as U Pitchnoun!