Most expensive teddy bear of antique origin
Steiff bear "Teddy Girl", Yoshihiro Sekiguchi
110000 UK pound(s) sterling
United Kingdom (London)
A Steiff bear named Teddy Girl was sold for £110,000 ($171,600), more than 18 times the estimate and twice the previous world record, by Christie's, London, UK on 5 December 1994 to Japanese businessman Yoshihiro Sekiguchi. The bear was made in 1905, only a year after Steiff made he first jointed plush teddy bear, and had a particularly well-documented history. She belonged to a prominent collector, Colonel Bob Henderson, who took her everywhere with him - even to his landing on the D-Day beaches, where he was a small arms adviser to Field Marshal Montogomery.