When you talk about toys for young kids, the most adorable and common toy that comes to mind is the teddy bear. Teddy bears have always been popular among kids of all ages. Whether you talk about parents gifting teddies to their kids or guys trying to impress their girlfriends, teddy bears have always symbolized affection. Most people consider teddy bears to be the most affordable and convenient toys. However, there’s much more to it.
It is true that most of the time teddy bears are quite inexpensive and affordable. However, some special children always seek the best in the world. They require something a lot classier and elegant than a basic teddy bear. If you know such a kid, you might consider saving some good money to spend on the options mentioned below. We have compiled a list of teddy bears for kids with an insatiable need for taste, elegance and class. Here are 10 most expensive teddy bears in the world.
10 Steiff-Karl Lagerfeld Teddy Bear - $2,080
A few years ago, Karl Lagerfeld merged with one of the most popular toy making companies in the world. On Karl Lagerfeld’s 125th anniversary, Steiff was expected to manufacture an exceptional limited edition teddy bear. The company only produced 2,500 pieces because of this collaboration.
9 Gund Snuffles Teddy Bear - $10,000
Gund is one of the most popular manufacturers of stuffed toys. This expensive bear from the company was able to gather instant attention. The company kept this limited edition teddy bear in the ‘Most Sought After’ section at the American International Toy Fair. It was organized in New York on Valentine’s Day.
8 Daniel Swarovski Teddy Bear - $10,566
Daniel Swarovski was a very popular jeweler and glass cutter from Austria. He was born in Bohemia. Daniel’s father owned a small glass factory which started producing crystal glass jewelry. This led to the creation of the famous ‘Swarovski’ brand.
7 Steiff Alfonzo - $12,100
6 Steiff Hot Water Bottle Teddy Bear - $30,000
5 Steiff Happy Teddy Bear - $55,000
4 Harlequin Teddy Bear - $75,826
This expensive teddy bear has also been manufactured by Steiff. It was manufactured in 1925. It was the same year when this German company manufactured 1,300 other toys. This teddy bear was the most expensive of other toys created at that time. Even today, Harlequin teddy bear is one of the most expensive toys.
3 Steiff Diamond Eyes Teddy Bear - $84,000
This is another expensive bear from the German toy manufacturing company. The mouth of this teddy bear has been manufactured with pure gold. Similarly, the fur on its body has been manufactured with golden threads. The Golden-colored bear was manufactured by the company to commemorate its 125th anniversary.
2 Louis Vuitton Monogram Bear - $182,000
1 Steiff Louis Vuitton Teddy Bear - $2.1 Million
This one remains to be the most popular and expensive teddy bear in the world. There has never been a better ‘sale’ for a teddy bear at any auction in the world. As the name suggests, Steiff and Louis Vuitton collaborated to create this wonder toy. The famous fashion house and toy manufacturer came together to come up with a teddy that looked classy, elegant, cute and ‘rich’.
Steiff Louis Vuitton Teddy Bear was sold at an auction in Monaco in 2000. It was bought by Jessie Kim from Korea for a hefty price of $2,100,000. Currently, this teddy bear is on display in the Teddy Bear Museum in Jeju, Korea.
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