Out for the Count… the vampire Dracula will be paying a visit to Steiff collectors all over the world this autumn.
The perfect Halloween companion, his embroidered chain, cape and white waistcoat are a nod to his noble Romanian origins, while the blood-red felt and pointy teeth are hauntingly familiar. All Steiff collector’s pieces are hand-crafted in Germany from the finest mohair and alpaca and are instantly recognised by the ‘Knopf im Ohr’ or button in ear.
Created in 1904, the button was one of the world’s first trademarks and remains an enduring symbol of Steiff’s craftsmanship, history and the highest toy safety standards in the world.
History of Steiff
The story of children’s dreams come true: as an energetic young girl, Margarete Steiff fought for her place in life, against much resistance. With a pin cushion in the shape of a small stuffed elephant, she wrote the first chapter of the unprecedented success story, which is still being continued today, over 135 years later. Thanks to the loving dedication and quality consciousness of all the employees, the story of Margarete Steiff and Margarete Steiff GmbH remain inseparable from each other.