will search for your special wants too, whether a previously manufactured
item, or if we cannot create it within your budget:)
are but a few unsolicited things said about Dr. E of Imaginary
you would like to contact references simply e-mail and
ebay with item
have had restoration done by Dr. E (the best in the business!) on Clownie's
face to repair some of his age lines
the Steiff board at
any event, how about asking Dr. E? I bet she can save the
the internet (throughout the
can personally vouch for Dr. E - Great, beautiful work and quick too...She
is the very best...your teddy bear will thank you
are in luck, I know of a good Steiff doctor!...I'm sure she can fix your
little friend...Check out her web site to view her miraculous work
"...You should defiinitely contact "Dr. E". she is an authorized Steiff repair
person and will do a great job, reasonably (priced)..."
e-mails to Dr.
Another fine job...Well, I must say you outdid yourself E! I really never
realized that you did MOHAIR weaving. I just thought it was a transplant.
The bear is sensational!! AS is everything else!! I just cannot sing your
praises enough!!! You are the BEST!! Thanks again for all of the hard work
that I know went into this group. I am looking forward to seeing the miracle
you perform on the headless one!!..."
am more than quite impressed with the references I received. If you are half
as good as they claim I'll be pleased...I will be shipping out to you
"I have my critters back and am very pleased with them all. I can't praise
you enough for the doll's repair...I could gush on and on..."
"Wow! You really out did yourself this time...Again, thanks for a super
"The bear arrived and the smell is gone! Thanks! If you ever need a reference,
please feel free to use me."
"Surgeon E, LUTHER looks Faaaaabulous! I was just so excited..."
"Let me just elaborate a bit on my thanks. Gargantua looks perfect and even
better than I always remembered him. I must confess to you that when my 9-year
old daughter Alexandra unpacked him, I actually wept with joy to see him
whole and intact again. Today I took him to the private school at which I
teach for inspection and admiration by faculty and students alike. All agreed
that he was possibly one of the finest bears they had ever seen and that
I was fortunate enough to have found you to repair him so expertly. Thank
you so much for "restoring" him to health. If you don't mind, I will refer
others to you, should they need your assistance in Steiff
also do appraisals and here is what they are saying about
you so much! This is a wonderful appraisal!..."
"...I am so glad I found you; almost let them go for much less then their
"Thank you for the appraisal. I am sure my insurance company will be pleased
with the extensive research with references and pictures too..."
"...I am not planning on selling but really appreciate your explaining how
market often differs from replacement value..."|
you'd like more I have a whole mailbox full :)!!!!!!!
is some additional info about "Dr." E
Additionally, working on other makes of stuffed toys and related collectibles!
Offering appraisals starting around $20 for a "super-informal".
Listed with the ASA as an independent appraiser.
Below are some "things people are saying about "Dr." E. But we can send you
as many references as you'd like if this is not enough :)
Before and after pictures are listed on the site but hundreds more can be
sent if needed!
Collecting Steiff and other stuffed for some 40 years!
"Dr." E's collection of Steiff and other stuffies numbers in the hundreds.
We have an extensive collectible reference library.
Been doing repair, restoration, and preservation for about 20+ years.
Became authorized by Steiff in 1998 (listed at Steiff too!)
A member of several professional organizations, and have been written up
in most of the collectible magazines, & New York Times, etc.
We constantly shop the auctions etc. To acquire vintage fabrics, and other
items you may be looking for
Voted top 30 sites at Bear World
bit of bio
(E.) started collecting stuffed toys when I was very little...
-I could not have real animals since my Dad had very bad allergies.
I was an only child too, for 11 years, so my stuffed toy animal, imaginary
friends meant a lot to me and came alive in my mind! Each with it's
own personality and cuddle/hug quotient!
So I personally understand how much these toys can mean to you! It
lead me to my career!
E. Started working
in the antique field some 35 years ago, and still can also:
and rush chairs, do inlay work, and do some other creative work too ie; various
custom painting, walking sticks, jewelry, embellish clothing, etc....Just
talk to us on your needs and wants!
VOICES=We offer expert repair
(and if need be replacement) of squeeze, tilt, weighted, pull and other types
of growlers/voices. I do prefer to restore the original if possible!
open/close eyes and electric eye bears can be restored too! I can custom
paint eyes too!
RUBBER/VINYL=Steiff knomes, clowns
and others, and toys like Zippy the chimp often deteriorate on the rubber/vinyl
parts. E. has devised a method for restoring even the worst
damage/deterioration, and can also sometimes locate hands, feet, etc., to
replace if preferred!
I Make soft and hard sculptures-animals being my passion -and I can
make a stuffie of your pet or your dream creation (from a pic).
I am convinced!
I want a restoration, an appraisal, or something made or found! Take
me to the page with
the mailing address (and more!)...
want to talk to Dr. E by e-mail (-OR-phone: 303-761-7234)