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Steiff Bears Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Titanic Sinking

Did you know that in 1912 after the Titanic tragedy, Steiff created two different "mourning" black mohair teddy bears to pay their respects to both England and America for their loss? Red felt behind the eyes of these special teddies represented the tears shed for those who were lost in the Titanic.

Austin, TX, March 01, 2012 --( Beacon's Glow Collectibles, an online gift and collectibles retail store specializing in dolls, teddy bears, and collectible figurines (, will be carrying all three special Steiff Titanic bears created and hand-crafted in 2012. These bears all commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.

The Titanic still remains one of the world's greatest tragedies, even to this day. History reveals that of 2,229 passengers and crew members aboard the Titanic, only 713 individuals survived, and 1,516 people lost their lives. Immediately after hitting the iceberg at 11:40 pm on the night of April 14, 1912, the Captain knew that his Titanic was doomed and that more than half of his passengers were under a death sentence. There were not enough lifeboats for the "practically unsinkable" Titanic, and the ocean water was below freezing and no man, woman, or child could possibly survive in those temperatures.

Steiff has produced three of these Black Beauties to honor the anniversary of this horrific event:

1. Othello Teddy Bear Titanic Replica (EAN 4030888) is a 14 inch bear stuffed with fine excelsior wood shavings and wears a slightly curly black mohair coat with red discs behind his eyes. This Steiff replica is an exact copy of an original "Mourning Bear" from 1912. Only 494 of these bears were produced in 1912, and therefore, they are greatly prized today. Othello Teddy Bear Titanic Replica (EAN 4030888) comes from a Steiff Limited Edition of 1912 pieces.

2. Polar the Titanic Bear (EAN 682087) is made of snow white alpaca and wears a whimsical sailor suit. The original bear was almost lost at sea during his owner's rescue from the Titanic, but was rescued by a sailor and returned to the little boy who owned him. Polar the Titanic Bear (EAN 682087) is 12 inches tall and comes from a Steiff Limited Edition of 1500 pieces.

3. Centenary Titanic Ted (EAN 664151) is a replica of the original "Mourning Bear" reintroduced exclusively for both the US and UK markets by Steiff. This incredible teddy bear has red discs behind his show button eyes (just like the original) to represent tear-stained eyes. This incredible Titanic Commemorative bear is 14 inches tall and is from a limited edition of 1912 pieces.

Each and every one of these Steiff special edition Titanic bears are sure to be prized by collectors both now and in future years. It is a known fact that Steiff Titanic bears truly appreciate in value as time goes on.

Beacon's Glow Collectibles carries many fine collectibles. Bear and plush animal manufacturers include: Steiff Bears; Boyds Bears; Bearington Bears; and Charlie Bears. Predominant doll manufacturers include: Madame Alexander Dolls; Masterpiece Dolls; Marie Osmond Dolls; Maggie Made Dolls; Brenda’s Reborn Nursery Dolls; Adora Dolls and Ginny dolls. They also carry the very popular Jim Shore Figurines, as well as Snowbabies by Department 56.

Please take a moment to browse their site ( - Collectors of all types will be pleasantly surprised at their wide variety of manufacturer's lines and products.

Beacon’s Glow Collectibles have an impressive pledge to their customers and firmly stand behind it – “All items on our site are in stock; & all orders are guaranteed to ship by 6:00 p.m. the following business day.” This is certainly welcome news for collectors of all types.

About Beacon’s Glow -
Beacon’s Glow Collectibles is committed to offering customers a wide variety of collectible dolls, bears, and figurines at competitive prices, as well as exceptional customer service. This company guarantees their customers total satisfaction.

All major credit cards are accepted (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover), as well as personal checks and money orders. Site security is ensured with Volusion’s SSL Certificate through encryption. The company also respects their customer’s right to privacy, and ensures that it will never be compromised.

Upon request during the check-out process, gift cards can be included with personalized messages, which are free of charge to customers.

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Beacon's Glow Collectibles
Brenda Mize

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