Posted 5 years ago
I bought a box of dolls and bears at an estate auction in Temecula, Ca a few years ago. I bought the entire box for a ridiculously low price and found 5 treasures inside including a Steiff Teddy Baby original 1930's bear, and several dolls from the 50's. I sold all of them except for this doll. I just really enjoyed this dolls costuming because I enjoy ren-faires, and I am also an experienced belly dancer because my mom has been a dancer since before I was born.
I would like to know anything you can tell me about her or dolls like her...including any websites. I think she is celluloid, but I am not a collector, so I dont know. (I take that back- I guess I collect randonly cool old stuff that I enjoy) I could find an odd puffed up marking on her neck, it is just as ilegible in person as the picture. Looks kindof like a parial "tj"
Her braids are supposed to be pinned up. I have the original hair pins, but I dont do a good job at pinning them. The hair is a wig. Her eyes open and close. To me, I think she has Polish style clothes...but I have no clue. She has underwear, an underskirt, a skirt, then apron, a jacket, a shawl, then the waistband with coins. Clothing snaps in back, apron ties on. Her left foot has crumbling toes. Legs are held in with bands inside the joints.
I would love to know more about her.