Steiff Othello Teddy Bear Titanic Replica 1912 EAN 403088 Announced

2012-01-10 14:17:41

Sunny Bears announces Steiff Othello Teddy Bear Titanic Replica 1912 EAN 403088, which is made for the 100th anniversary of the Titanic.

On 14 April 1912 the passenger liner Titanic was speeding towards New York on her maiden transatlantic voyage when, at 11.40pm, she struck an iceberg off the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, Canada. Water poured through a 90 metre gash below the waterline, and in less than three hours the liner had sunk. The sinking of the Titanic was one of the worst shipping tragedies of all time. 1,513 people lost their lives. When news of the catastrophe reached England the whole country was plunged into mourning. Steiff responded by producing black mohair bears to mourn the disaster. These were displayed in shop windows throughout London within weeks of the disaster. Clearly touching a chord, they sold out quickly. Only 494 were produced resulting in them being greatly prized today. Ian Pout, owner of Teddy Bears of Witney, bought one of these remaining original bears at Phillip´s, London in October 1990 - "Othello" is his name.

Steiff Othello Teddy Bear Titanic Replica 1912 EAN 403088 is a 2012 Worldwide Limited Edition of 1,912 pieces.

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