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Steiff teddy bears sell for thousands at auction

Jena Pang Image copyright Jena Pang
Image caption Jena Pang has been collecting the bears for 12 years

A collection of antique teddy bears has fetched more than £95,000 at auction.

A total of 95 bears, including 32 made by Steiff, were sold by Special Auction Services in Newbury for collector Jena Pang.

Mr Pang has been collecting the bears for 12 years but sold them ahead of a move to Hong Kong.

The bears sold for £95,827, with one of them fetching £8,260. Seven lots did not sell.

Mr Pang, a pianist and violinist said: "The auction was very pleasing.

"It was definitely sad to see the bears go, they were a big part of my life."

Daniel Agnew from Special Auction Services said: "These are the best examples you are likely to see.

"They are all over 100 years old and in exceptional quality, they look like they were made yesterday."

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