1A. 11am. Saturday 16th November - Rebekah Kaufman


Please book here if you wish to purchase 1 seminar only. Otherwise when you have chosen your seminars go to a package at the bottom of the page which are cheaper.

Seminar Options. At 11am you may choose from three options. The first being:-

11am  Rebekah Kaufman - Teeny tiny Teddies - Steiff bears 15 cm and less from 1905 - mid 1950's. Some really rare bears, including this all original one which is incredibly cool in real life: 


also some Teddy babies, a rattle bear, and some really really early original Teds.

Seminars are 11am 12noon, 2pm and 3pm, with a snack lunch should you wish

There are several prices of seminars

The snack lunch is £15

£20 for one seminar

£35 for two

£60 for all four

£195 to include 4 seminars, a snack lunch, the Gala dinner, a very early entry plus the 200 Years of Childhood Magazine


Rebekah Kaufman

Rebekah Kaufman is a 3rd generation Steiff enthusiast and is on the board of UFDC's Doll Study Club of Boston and Doll Collectors of America. Her collection of button-in-ear treasures numbers north of 2,000 and focuses on examples from 1905 to 1944, uncatalogued rarities, cloth dolls, and display animals. 

Rebekah worked for many years as the club manager for Steiff in the United States.  Through the end of 2017 she was Steiff’s North American archivist, where she identified and valued vintage Steiff on behalf of the company.

Rebekah is a regular contributor to numerous publications, including DOLLS, Doll News, The Steiff Club Magazine, Worthpoint, and Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles.  She has been a featured presenter at venues including the London International Antique Doll, Teddy Bear, and Toy Fair; United Federation of Doll Clubs' conventions; the debut online Virtual Doll Convention; and numerous regional and national museums. Her award winning blog, My Steiff Life, is updated weekly and focuses on vintage Steiff finds, Steiff antiquing and travel adventures, international Steiff happenings, and the legacy and history of the Steiff company.

Rebekah has consulted for HGTV, CBS (Inside Edition), History.com (Pawn Stars), E! Entertainment, the BBC, and the radio program The Antiques Airshow. Her industry, auction house, and media engagements have included Teddy Dorado, Christies, James D. Julia, Morphy Auctions, F.A.O. Schwarz, The Boston Center for Adult Education, The Strong National Museum of Play, The Questers, The Reading Society of Craftsmen, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg, Town and Country, and The Huffington Post, and many others.