There have been Steiff collectors for almost as long as the company has existed. Early on, adults realized the high quality and exceptional value of Steiff Collectibles, so soon both adults and children were avid fans of these "toys." Collecting Steiff, both new and vintage, is a hobby that hundreds of thousands of people around the globe enjoy.
Steiff was founded in 1880 by Margarete Steiff, a polio victim who learned to sew with one hand.Despite her infirmity, she was able to build and internationally successful company that thrives to this day. The company's success lies in its lack of willingness to compromise on quality, Every item is still handmade using century-old manufacturing techniques in their factory in Giengen, Germany. Steiff is perhaps most famous for inventing the Teddy bear.