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Shirley Temple and Steiff – ThrowBack Thursday On Estate Sales News

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Phoenix Estate Sales starts a sale today in Richmond, VA (we aren’t sure about the fact it is snowing and if they will be delayed) that features among this eclectic sale Shirley Temple dolls and Steiff animals among many antique dolls and doll accessories.

Shirley Temple, child star in Hollywood was a symbol of better things to hopefully come during the great depression of the 1930’s. The original Shirley Temple doll was composite starting in 1934-1935.

The Steiff company was started in Germany in the late 1880’s and created the teddy bear in 1902. Since then, Steiff animals (particularly early ones in good to excellent condition) have become highly collectible.

Here are two photos from the sale featuring Shirley Temple and some Steiff bears. The Owl at the top of this article is Steiff and belongs to your Estate Sales News editor.

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