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Posted 2 years ago

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Nanafay
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I have collected rag dolls since I was 17. I took my first paycheck ever and bought the blonde in the middle of the top row for $17 dollors in a craft shop in Asheville N. C. Now at 66 I'm still collecting.. My most recent one is the 8" one in the red dress I bought on Ebay. I have many dolls but my favorites have the split faces and sewn on faces. The one bottom left I rescued from a dumpster and redressed her. The one next to her I found at a doll show for $1. She even had the makers name which is always a plus.I'm in a wheelchair and being surrounded by these charmers makes me happy. I live with a sister who makes me feel loved too. I love your site which I recently found .Thank you a lot.

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  1. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Very cute dolls . I like cloth dolls too . Some of yours are actually factory made and some homemade but all are charming and that they give you happiness which makes them priceless and so special ! Thank you for sharing them and welcome to CW we love new people :-)
  2. Nanafay, 2 years ago
    Which ones do you think are factory made?
  3. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    The 2 on right top shelf and can't tell from others but those 2 anyway . many years ago I thought these dolls were homemade but quality was so good I questioned it . Then I started seeing my exact dolls I had in exact clothes , faces everything the same and realized they were factory made . Here is an example I have these 2 dolls for 20 years and look here they are for sale on ebay by someone else . No chance that they were made the same right down to hair bows and this is 3 rd ones I have seen now . I also have one much like yours on top middle of shelf . They are packed but if I get to them I will post ok :-)
  4. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    I can't post the dolls link I was referring to as the auction is closed it won't let me enter it but if you know how to do ebay go to advanced search under My ebay and enter this number and pick completed as well as current . oh maybe it will work I will try link again but it is item Item number: 260924239760
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/260924239760?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
  5. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Check Item number: 260924239760 on ebay it won't let me paste in link for some reason
  6. Nanafay, 2 years ago
    The doll on top in the middle is the one I bought first at the craft guild shop on tunnel road in Asheville. She was handmade by Mozell Hilton Wood from Marion N.C. In 1940's a pattern came out by Ann Adams for a rag doll with the 3 piece face. All the features are hand stitched and non are perfect. The ones I look for are probably done from this pattern and if you could see them you could tell they were handmade.
  7. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Yes it is very hard to see stitching on a photo :-( If a person could hold them in their hands it helps alot . They are precious no matter what :-)

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