FAO Schwarz Unveils Toys From 1898 With Their “Gallery of Classic Steiff Collectibles”

FAO Schwarz has been one of the elite toy distributers since  1862. Now celebrating its 150th Anniversary, the legendary toy emporium has unveiled a walk-around gallery dedicated to Steiff, one of the most renowned European brands, whose signature products have been offered at FAO Schwarz for more than 100 years. “A Gallery of Classic Steiff Collectibles,” is displayed prominently throughout the famed flagship location in New York City.

A highlight of the exhibit is an exclusive sales opportunity from Steiff that offers two historic and commemorative bears for purchase from the early 1900s. Additionally, collectors can also purchase two products that commemorate the FAO Schwarz 150th Anniversary. Those interested in purchasing these items can inquire through the FAO Schwarz Personal Shopping Department at 212-644-9400.

Items displayed in “A Gallery of Classic Steiff Collectibles” at FAO Schwarz include:

  • Duck (1898)
  • Cat (1902)
  • PB 28 Rod Bear (1904)
  • Horse (1904)
  • Pig with Dress Coat (1904)
  • Peter Rabbit Original Book from Beatrix Potter (1905)
  • Barle (1905)
  • “Center Seam” Teddy Bear (1907)
  • Hot Water Bottle Teddy Bear (1908)
  • Somersault Teddy Bear (1909)
  • Cat Lady (1911)
  • Teddy Bear (1911)
  • Rabbit Doll From Display (early 1920s)
  • Airplane (1920s)
  • Teddy Bear White (1921)
  • Galop – Google (1926)
  • Teddy Baby Girl (1930)
  • Dicky Teddy Bear (1930)
  • Orangu Mimocculo (1930)
  • Vintage Vignette (1930s)
  • Bulliette (1930)
  • Prototype Elephant Red with Neck Mechanism (1931)
  • Mickey Mouse (1931) and Minnie Mouse (1932)
  • FAO 150th Anniversary Limited Edition Bear (2012)
  • FAO 150th Anniversary 30-Piece Edition Bear (2012)

The museum quality exhibit will run through early September and can be viewed online at FAO.com. Items from the show will be also featured on the company’s timeline at Facebook.com/FAO.


A mom to two girls and a baby boy, a writer and the publisher of Child Mode. As a lover of style and fashion, Nadia found her ‘niche’ and love of children’s clothing while searching for quality items for her family.


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