October 9, 2007
“…more than 2,000 teddies were auctioned at Christieâ€™s for an amazing 93,000 pounds (US $190,000).
The collection from the Teddy Bear Museum in Stratford-Upon-Avon was owned by former MP, TV personality and author Giles Brandreth.
A Grandfather Bear, a large Steiff teddy from the 1920s, sold for 10,000 pounds (US $20,300). A rare Steiff PB28 Rod Bear from 1904 was sold for 10,000 pounds (US $20,300) and a Barle, a Steiff centre-seam teddy from 1908 sold for 8,750 pounds (US $17,800).”