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1940's Margit Nilsen 30" Mannequin doll and Pattern

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Posted 3 years ago


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Margit Nilsen was a noted mannequin sculptor and sold her miniature mannequins to many stores . She is noted to have sold many to McCall Pattern Co . This would have been used as a store counter mannequin to display a miniature version of a full size pattern that you could buy and see made up with much less material for store to use . 1940's during WWII their was a shortage of material and she even had to redo her formula for making the mannequins due to shortage of supplies that military used . These are great pieces of history and beautiful to look at . This one is 30 inches tall
These are not dolls but there is no category for them they are advertising displays . She did make one Doll I will be showing it was only one that was considered a doll sold By her there was a Deb-U-Doll her Little sister and Judy . These did not hold up well and many are found broke in half .


  1. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you Bellin ! for nice comment and thank you Official for the love !
  2. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you Lisa for the love !
  3. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Scandi . I used to sew for a doll museum and antique doll shop but have not sewn in several yrs because of eye damage . This girl was dressed by me with just a piece of cloth and a brooch no sewing:-) . They are wonderful to sew for and there are patterns for them . When I sewed I had no patterns and make clothes out of old vintage material and designed the clothes . It was great when I could do it . I love dressing 1800's French fashions .
  4. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you Monroe ,bratjdd,vansky,lisa,walksoft,offical,kerry !
  5. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you AdelBee ! And Thank you all I missed when I first posted I am sorry I didn't thank you I must have been asleep at the wheel here :-)

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