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Posted 3 years ago


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This little poseable wood lady with the big nose :-) was Made in Western Zone Germany . So she dates from after WWII . I would think 50's- to 60's . She hold what appears to be a golf club and is just so sweet with her character look more like a comic book Olive Oyl ??????????
I am not clear on what dates Western Zone Germany lasted . Was it when they took down the great wall ? Any history people please add to years they were in Zones . She would have been a novelty or tourist doll .


  1. packrat-place packrat-place, 3 years ago
    here is a little info I found: "The marking, "Germany" indicates the piece was made before World War II because afterward, it would have been marked, first "western Zone Germany, American Zone Germany, etc., and after that, "Western Germany, West Germany, etc. If it's marked "Germany" is pre-World War II. In 1946 or '47, when Germany was split, items made in either West or East Germany were marked "West Germany" or "German Democratic Republic" (that was East Germany, which was neither democratic nor a republic). Items simply marked "Germany" I would say are almost certain to be pre-WWII (unless they are new, of course, after the reunification).
  2. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thanks so much Packrat ! She is stamped Germany Western Zone so is that after WWII ?
  3. packrat-place packrat-place, 3 years ago
    That is the way I interpret their explanation. I actually found that on a jewelry site. It appears that marking was only used for a short period of time.
  4. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thanks Packrat :-)
  5. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you vansky for liking my little ugly muggly doll :-)
  6. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you Bellin and Kerry :-)
  7. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 3 years ago
    I agree with BELLIN...She looks like Olive Oil ! Very Cool Mani !!
  8. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you hedge :-) I wonder if they watched Olive in Germany she sure looks like some caroon character from there . I think it was when Pinocchio became a real boy he grew up and had a daughter and this is her :-)
  9. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
    Western zone would date after July 1945 until May 1949. The line was actually called the Oder-Neisse line. It all pertains to how allied forces carved out what areas they would occupy. The Federal Republic of Germany was created in 1949.

    I have my doubts about this piece & it's age because of the order of the wording. It would be wise to research it. Also, the words "MADE IN" were required by U.S. law after a certain date but I forget now when that went into effect.
  10. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank fhr ! That helps . I am sure of it being ,marked as made in and they wood girl could be that age by material of dress . I guess I need to research more but I sure appreciate narrowing down dates for me !
  11. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    LOL Bellin I think Kerrys Minnie mouse met up withPinocchio in his display room and this was result when he was still a wood toy :-)
  12. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    She might date into 70's and or 80's ?
  13. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
    The tariff law governing "made in" went into effect in 1930 but didn't apply to all items. You can find it at the federal trade commission web site. It is called the made in standard. I think section 304 of the original tariff act. It originally applied only to import items.

    This one tariff act is totally dry reading, HOWEVER. when you want to date an item this site can make a huge difference.
  14. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Fhr I so appreciate you having done the reading of the tariff law . I have a very hard time seeing black against white and would never have made it through all that :-) I posted her like you said this site is best to give a hand when you can't narrow it down yourself after trying many times I just got more confused by all the dates . Thank YOU :-))
  15. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
    I suspect she is more modern than the 40's or 50's but still a nice piece.

    Good thing pluto wasn't there she would have huge floppy ears. Bad enough with Pinoccio.
  16. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    LOL fhr :-) Thanks for the help with the time frame of the stamp on her too !
  17. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thanl you walksoft !
  18. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you bratjdd :-)
  19. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you Michelle :-)

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