Steiff Uncle Sam Teddy Bear Musical

Steiff Uncle Sam Teddy Bear Musical

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Steiff Uncle Sam Teddy Bear Musical

Brand New Steiff Uncle Sam Mohair Teddy Bear Although best know for being the face of historic recruiting campaigns for the U.S. military, the origins of 'Uncle Sam' date back even further. The name "Uncle Sam" is linked to Samuel Wilson, a meat packer from New York, who supplied barrels of beef for the U.S. Army during the War of 1812. Wilson stamped the barrels with 'U.S.' for United States, but soldiers began referring to the meat as 'Uncle Sam's.'

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To bring this historic figure to life, Steiff has given this Teddy a music box that plays the tune “America, The Beautiful." This five-way jointed, mohair Teddy wears a handmade felt hat, an 'Uncle Sam' pin and a silk bowtie, all of which have been airbrushed for an antique effect. A 2016 Steiff North American edition limited to only 2000 pieces. Although this is a collector's item, it is suitable for ages 14 years and up. Item# 683107