Tonka Red Pickup with Steiff Bear DeSalle Collectible

Issued in 1997, Don's bright red Tonka 1956 Ford Steiff® pickup was limited to a production run of 1500 units. The trucks are not serial numbered as was typical of the other trucks DeSalle manufactured. The bear has a special tag indicating the serial number. A certificate of authenticity was also included. The bear was boxed and included with the truck by the dealer. Truck and bear were sold exclusively through Steiff® dealers. Suggested retail for the combo was $550 USD.

Complete Set

Complete boxed set, serial number 1265


Serial Number Tag

1234 of 1500 produced
Detail of Steiff Bear

Steiff® Bear
Button in the Ear Tag

Button in the Ear tag

DeSalle Steiff Pickup

Nice profile shot of Tonka's 1956 pickup
DeSalle Packaging

DeSalle used this box to ship his truck to Steiff®

Serial Number ID Tag

Certificate of Authenticity ID tag
DeSalle Steiff Pickup

There's even a Steiff® logo on the tailgate

Value: A mint DeSalle pickup, no carton for the truck, no Steiff® bear, sold on eBay for $118 USD in early October 2007.

Value: A mint DeSalle pickup, no carton for the truck, no Steiff® bear, sold on eBay for $208 USD in early November 2007.

Value: A mint DeSalle pickup, no carton for the truck but with the Steiff® bear, its carton and certificate of authenticity, sold on eBay for $300 USD in mid November 2007.

Value: The mint complete set featured just below, serial number 1265, sold on eBay for $470 USD in mid December 2007.

Value: A mint, but dusty from being displayed, DeSalle pickup, with the Steiff® bear and certificate of authenticity, serial number 303, no individual cartons for the pickup or bear but has the Steiff® supplied master carton, sold on eBay for $307 USD in early February 2008.

Value: A mint, DeSalle pickup, with the Steiff® bear, no certificate of authenticity, no serial number mentioned in the listing, no individual cartons for the pickup or bear, sold on eBay for $166 USD in mid May 2008.

Value: A mint, DeSalle pickup, with the Steiff® bear, serial number 434, certificate of authenticity, individual carton for the bear only, sold on eBay for $275 USD in early June 2008.

Value: The mint complete set featured above, serial number 1265, resold on eBay for $307 USD in early March 2009.

Value: A mint, DeSalle pickup, with the Steiff® bear, serial number 1121, no certificate of authenticity, no cartons. sold on eBay for $250 USD in mid March 2011.

Value: A mint, DeSalle pickup, with the Steiff® bear #497, certificate of authenticity, carton for bear only. sold on eBay for $260 USD in early April 2011.

Value: A near mint DeSalle pickup, with the Steiff® bear and COA but no serial number listed and no shipping cartons, sold on eBay for $199 USD in late January 2012.

Value: A near mint DeSalle pickup, with the Steiff® bear #1271, no COA and no shipping cartons, sold on eBay for $150 USD in late January 2013.

Value: A mint DeSalle pickup, with the Steiff® bear #75, has COA and both cartons, sold on eBay for $234 USD in 2013.

Value: A mint DeSalle pickup, with the Steiff® bear #576, has COA, missing both cartons, sold on eBay for $307 USD in mid December 2013.

Value: A mint DeSalle pickup, with the Steiff® bear #160, has COA, missing both cartons, sold on eBay for $295 USD in early August 2015.

Value: A mint DeSalle Steiff pickup only, no bear, no COA and no boxes, sold on eBay for $130 USD in early August 2015.

Value: A mint DeSalle pickup, with the Steiff® bear #911 has tag in ear cut, includes COA, and missing both cartons, sold on eBay for $183 USD in early September 2015.

Value: A near mint DeSalle Steiff pickup only, small scratch in driver's side lower front fender, no bear, no COA and no cartons, sold on eBay for $146 USD in early September 2015.

Value: A mint DeSalle pickup, with the Steiff® bear #1412, has certificate of authenticity and all tags, carton for the bear. Bear still in polybag, sold on eBay for $351 USD in early September 2015.

Value: A mint DeSalle pickup, with the Steiff® bear #971 has COA and all tags, no cartons, sold on eBay for $203 USD in early December 2015.

Value: A mint DeSalle Steiff® pickup, all decals mint, with a mint Steiff® bear #1247, all tags and COA but no cartons, sold on eBay for $250 USD in late July 2016.



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