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1940's 30" Manikin By Darling Co.

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Posted 3 years ago


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This is a 30 inch 1940's Manikin by Darling Co . She has a Deco look and would have been used as a display manikin on a store counter . This one appears to have been in a bridal shop . Darling Made several mannequins in 40's in minature size . As they gown could be made with very little material yet show the fashion of the day and full size could be ordered .
There is no real catagory for these on site so I added her to dolls . Some were dolls others for store display . The manufacture label which are rare to find on these is on her bottom , sorry only way I could show it was to use the photo as it is .


  1. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thanks Bellin !!!!
  2. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 3 years ago
    Very nice Mani !!! I gotta say I'm bitin my tongue on the placement of the Darling Displays sticker !!!
  3. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Need a cigarette huh Hedge LOL I didn't put it there why did the company ?
  4. kerry10456, 3 years ago
    Lovely sticker placement, lol. I had to light one up after veiwing this one, lol.......... BTW she is truely a sweet looking STORE display.
  5. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 3 years ago
    Marketing Mani ! You already got the girls with the doll/display itself and where's the first place a guys gonna look? Full exposure you might say.
  6. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 3 years ago
    I'll join ya kerry !
  7. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 3 years ago
    I think kerry just proved my point ; )
  8. kerry10456, 3 years ago
    Well some have said that I must be a PRO-vert, because I have to much experience in the matter to be a PRE
  9. kerry10456, 3 years ago
    Just kidding, lol :-)
  10. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 3 years ago
    Well if you've got to be a pro at something you picked a good subject ! Kinda kiddin sorta kiddin naaaa who am I kiddin...dead serious !
  11. kerry10456, 3 years ago
  12. kerry10456, 3 years ago
    That's my thought too BELLIN
  13. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Hey the name of the site is show and tell and a girl never tells which end is showing LOL I am coughing from all the smokin' going on
    kerry I m going to post my poor gilr I just got I bet you get your watch done before I put this one back together . Humpty dumpty was easy to put back together this one will have to pull out all my instruments to repair . Nam was easier .
  14. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Bellin ya gave me a email addy that is no good ?????????? LOL
  15. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    I guess they couldn't spare enough material for panties, tell her to put her dress down.
  16. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    LOL ok I will try again bellin I knew that one looked wrong :-)
  17. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Ok you guys she had to show to see label of company that made her . She is actually very modest and would horrified to know she was photo'd and posted to the Show and tell on internet , in fact she may never show her face in public again :-)
  18. kerry10456, 3 years ago
    LOL does she blush,:-)
  19. kerry10456, 3 years ago
    Mani, got watch clean, polished and posted.
  20. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    darn right she is blushing ! Can't you see she is getting married and now he husband to be doesn't want her anymore after he was searching internet and saw her here ! may as well tear off her wedding gown and pass along to another girl she is resigned to being forever known as a pin up girl and is packing for vegas as I write I have tried to convince she can stay but she is going flying out of Green Bay so she can pick up Bellin's Iphone that sends bad email addy's all by itself LO
  21. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Your watch is awesome Kerry ! I wish I could get a 2 day fix up , and your quick it shines just like show room new ! Love it
  22. kerry10456, 3 years ago
    Thank you Mani, if she's headed to Vegas, maybe we'll see her on the next visit, Always go to see a show or two, :-)
  23. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    She is going to a ranch kerry there :-)
  24. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Ok I will tell her scandi but she left on bus 30 mim ago :-) Maybe she took a cell phone ? Hope it's not Bellins his doesn't work LOL
  25. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Bellin I just resent but that was same as 1st address let me know if you get it
    here is my email , . Try to email me ok
  26. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 3 years ago
    That wouldn't be The Bunny Ranch she is headed to would it Mani ? Never heard of it !
  27. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    I think it is a horse ranch hedge or a car lot ? It is called Mustangs LOL
  28. kerry10456, 3 years ago
    I've been there,lol It's called the Mustang Dude Ranch ;-0
  29. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    You ride wild horses and fix watches ! Man your to talented kerry :-) LOL
  30. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Bellin where are you ??????????
  31. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 3 years ago
    Stick it where the sun don't shine!
    That poor girl got one heck of a "tramp stamp" :(
  32. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 3 years ago
    She is a very elegant doll, Mani, I don't want to disrespect her. I tease 'cause I love...
  33. kerry10456, 3 years ago
    All puns aside, this is a very beautiful display Manikin, she probably deserves more respect than I've given her. My mother always told me to respect my elders, and she older than me, well hope so. Thanks for sharing this wonderful piece. After that speech, I need a cig
  34. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    I love the fun along with sharing ! Much love to you all ! We can't be serious all the time it shortens our lives I hear :-)
  35. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Yep Bellin pass then out ! Ok I am off to check email I have sent you 3 all returned LOL Unknown person to internet :-)
  36. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thanks bellin I will be watchin for it ! did you leave her clothes on as they are quite unique !
  37. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 3 years ago
    Mani...Maybe Darling Display will come to her senses and be sitting under your tree in the morning.
  38. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    LOL Hedge if she starts walking on her own I am outta here ! I will look for some under wear for her since I have another nude girl in house now the one I just finished . But she tends to like being nude she is a piece of art . However it does get a bit cold here in house so I will go looking when my back recovers she is heavy to hold upright for days on end . I think they filled her with lead !
  39. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Bellin what are you putting a sticker on ??? LOL
  40. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 3 years ago
    Mani I feel so terrible about her leaving! I have to learn to be more sensitive ! Darling Display PLEASE come home ! P.S. I still love the tramp stamp though.
  41. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Hedge she is already gone :-) Her tattoo as she calls it now it well liked where she is working
    Merry Christmas !!!!
  42. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 3 years ago
    mani are you still on here - i got this old plastic i guess a dress form but no markings on it but its really tiny - didnt know if it was for dolls or what thought maybe you could help me out on this one
  43. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    I am here Vansky did you post it ? or do you need my email addy
  44. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 3 years ago
    i just posted it mani
  45. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Had to bring this up to the top as you didn't comment on #21 :-)
  46. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    LOL Bro ! your to funny she is showing off her tattoo on her rear :-)
  47. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    She has such a haughty look to her in that first picture, you would never know that she dropped her drawers & hiked up her dress! :-0
  48. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    LMSBO :-)LOL I just made up that but it means I am laughing so hard I need to hug you I needed that laugh Bro !!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you
  49. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    You're most welcome Sis! :-))
    Seriously though, these mannequins are they like the Scottish & their kilts.... no undies required?
  50. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Now Bro she is after all a pin up girl and model they wore any undies lol
  51. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you Moon and Bratjdd :-) I appreciate it
  52. Manikin Manikin, 11 months ago
    Thank you nittygritty1962 for finding her today in my posts . I appreciate the love very much !
  53. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 11 months ago
    Always nice to see one treasure I missed, very nice piece of your collection !~
  54. Manikin Manikin, 11 months ago
    Thank you Phil ,your support means a great deal to me xoxo
  55. kerry10456, 11 months ago
    Wink...Wink... hello Mani :-)
  56. Manikin Manikin, 11 months ago
    Thank you pops :-) I always appreciate you stopping
  57. antiquerose antiquerose, 1 month ago
    @manikin - I just wanted to say I loved your music vid in that other post. I got to listen to it. Appears that the SHOW, TELL AND LISTEN post I did has gone to the waste-side. Funny, it was all related to collectibles and old music and not just being a visual collectible theme but an audio one.

    Guess there are those on here and do not get the whole collecting theme even if it is audio (as in Music) and old songs -- that people now collect.

    Seems there are certain people that like to report things - but we can figure those out - as it is always *directed at certain people*.....An

    Anyways......Your Friends song about CLASSMATES was superb. It is a really was so true and YOU did a wonderful job of that -- and also the one of Phils car mascot!! Just wanted you to know that

    Thanks for that......
  58. CindB CindB, 1 month ago
    She's absolutely beautiful, Manikin! :)
  59. Manikin Manikin, 1 month ago
    Rose I think CW should have left it up as music is collectible ! I guess some people just don't see to lighten up and enjoy CW , I loved it ! Glad you got to hear Musikichoo's song "School days "
  60. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 1 month ago
    She is adorable!!!
  61. antiquerose antiquerose, 1 month ago
    @manikin - Thanks for you support. Yeah, Music is a collectible and there have been times trolling Youtube - I found an old song I never knew the name of it. LP's and old rock, country (etc) is a very highly collectible with the young people now. People can come to CW and see collectibles but hearing the old songs might bring another person to join CW, or look on Ebay for that Record as they never knew the name of it. Whatever......I guess. It was all in keeping with the theme of CW. Show and Tell......and listen. Some people really need lighten up....

    Anyways, can you post the link to your friend's song again so I can book-mark. Thanks a Million. A really nice song.....reflect on life, our memories and how thing in past are want again.

    I really liked it. Almost brought a tear to my eye......

  62. SEAN68, 1 month ago
    LMAO!!! NICE DISPLAY STICKER!!!! But shes beautiful!!

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