The Sherlock Holmes bear

A collection of Steiff teddy bears has sold at auction in Lichfield for more than £5,000.

The Sherlock Holmes bear

The German bears with their trademark ‘button in ear’ proved desirable in Richard Winterton Auctioneers’ sale.

A boxed limited edition Steiff ‘Millennium Dream Band’ including a musical box which plays When The Saints Go Marching In set the bar high from the start, selling for £260.

Another limited edition baby bear set made £190 and a special Sherlock Holmes clad in tweed and toting a magnifying glass sold for £90.

A Steiff ‘delivery cart’ sold for £120, a limited edition ‘polar bear on wheels 1910’ made £150 and another limited edition bear on wheels sold for £160.

The huge haul of furry friends featured in the second day of Richard Winterton’s Three Day Home and Interior Sale at The Lichfield Auction Centre.

The 70-plus lots of Steiff bears fetched more than £5,000, with numerous other bear-related items also selling well – including a number of bear-friendly pint-sized chairs, which fetched £160.