(PRWEB) December 25, 2004
Beacon's Glow Collectibles, an online gift and collectibles retail store specializing in dolls, bears, & candles, is proud to announce that they are now a Steiff Collection retailer (http://www.beaconsglow.com/Category176.htm).
Margarete Steiff, founder of Steiff, started her company in 1880. She beat all odds at the time by building a successful business, as she was confined to a wheelchair as a result of polio. Despite her handicap, she ultimately molded one of the most successful (and enduring) high-quality toy companies in the world. After almost 125 years in business, this company continues to thrive and its products are in as much demand by collectors as they have ever been. Steiff's plush animals are all designed by hand in the factory, and also hand-produced in their same traditional manner, which results in the highest quality teddy bears and plush animals.
The Steiff "Button in Ear" trademark truly distinguishes each and every teddy bear and plush animal as a symbol of ultimate quality for toys. The "Button In Ear" trademark was invented in 1904 by Franz Steiff, one of Margarete's nephews, to distinguish Steiff bears from all others. Since 1904, each and every piece that Steiff has produced has the Steiff trademark button attached to its left ear.
What further distinguishes Steiff's "Classic" teddy bears (http://www.beaconsglow.com/Subcat573.htm) is that they are made of the finest mohair. Mohair is produced from the fur of the Angora goat, which has an incredibly soft texture and beautiful velvety finish.
It is a well-known fact that Steiff Teddy Bears are true heirloom pieces, and increase in value as they gracefully age. They continue to fetch top prices among collectors and Steiff lovers. On October 14, 2000, the highest amount every paid for a teddy bear occurred at the Monaco "Teddies de l'An 2000" auction. Mr. Jessie Kim of Korea bought a "Louis Vuitton" teddy bear for 418,000 DM, which equates to $195,000.00 USD!
Through research BeaconÂs Glow Collectibles has found that the latest teddy bear collector trend is to buy reproductions of plush animals that are anywhere from 90 to 100 years old. Collectors desire the antique look, but donÂt want the actual antiques themselves. Steiff teddy bears fit these requirements perfectly, and are sure to delight collectors of all ages by providing a lifetime of pleasure and enjoyment.
Beacon's Glow Collectibles also carries other collectibles - dolls, bears, and candles. Please take a moment to browse their site (http://www.beaconsglow.com) - Collectors of all types will be pleasantly surprised at their wide variety of manufacturer's lines and products.
BeaconÂs Glow Collectibles have an impressive pledge to their customers and firmly stand behind it Â ÂAll items on our site are guaranteed in stock; & all orders will ship by 6:00 p.m. the following business day.Â This is certainly welcome news for collectors of all types.
About BeaconÂs Glow
BeaconÂs Glow Collectibles is committed to offering customers a wide variety of collectible dolls, bears, and candles at competitive prices, as well as superb customer service. This company guarantees their customers total satisfaction and offer a Â30-day, no questions asked, money-back guaranteeÂ on all orders.
All major credit cards are accepted (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover), as well as personal checks and money orders. Site security is insured with ComodoÂs Instant SSL Pro Certificate through encryption. The company also respects their customerÂs right to privacy, and ensures that it will never be compromised.
Layaway plans are available, and they are willing to work with customers on an individualized basis to find a plan that best suit their needs.
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