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Posted 3 years ago


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Here is another version of the Elgin watch display from 1940-s into early 50's . This I believe was for men to see and think oh I should buy my girl. wife or Mom or if you were a man it may show you the girl you can get if you wear and Elgin watch ? It would have sat on counter top in a jewlery store .The mannequin is about 14 inches tall whole display about 20 inches tall. They used her for a few different displays and also was used to advertise Diamonds . This is the Elgin display 2nd version


  1. toolate2 toolate2, 3 years ago
    Mani, Where's the main value in something like this? Is it the doll or is it more as an advertising piece that would appeal to watch and clock collectors??
  2. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Hi toolate , The value is for both collectors really . It appeals to both , that is if the watch collector would like her and her display to showcase his or her watches .
    Thanks for stopping toolate and giving some love !
  3. kerry10456, 3 years ago
    Love this one as much as the other version, they are both great!!
  4. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thanks Kerry ! :-)
  5. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 3 years ago
    Hey Manikin, Very beautiful advertisement piece and figurine! I knew it was one of your items as soon as I saw it. I hope you are doing well and it is good to hear from you again ! TG
  6. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Hiya Thrifty have missed seeing you :-) I better throw in a surprise post one day . I have to think of something no one would quess was me :-)
  7. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 3 years ago
    nice display Manikin, pretty sneaky advertising ploy, I guess it must worked, Elgin is still going strong.
  8. lundy lundy, 3 years ago
    wow good 4 you
  9. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Hi Lundy ! Thanks for stopping by always glad to see you :-)
  10. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you Mikie . It was a eye catcher too. I believe for men to buy their girl a new watch . But then she may have held men's watches and made the guy think he would get a girl like her with a men's Elgin :-)
  11. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you Sean :-) You have been very busy I see . I can't keep up with posts so I need to back track to see all you took photo's of :-) Stay cool . Feels like Aug here today and going higher this week .
  12. guyfrmatl guyfrmatl, 3 years ago
    I am loving this!
  13. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you guyfrm ! I am pleased you liked her and the display :-) Come again soon . Your collection is always amazing !
  14. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you mrmaj :-)
  15. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 3 years ago
    How are you today, Manikin?
  16. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Hi MiKKo ! Thank you for asking :-)I am just looking at all the great new posts . How are you doing ?
  17. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 3 years ago
    Hi, Manikin! I'm glad that you're well and enjoying many of these treasures! I too am well, and daydreaming of Finnish glass and other beautiful things. I love your posts. : ) Take good care of yourself! Regard, miKKo
  18. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you Hunter :-)
  19. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you trunkman :-)
  20. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you Bruce :-)
  21. Bruce99, 3 years ago
    You're very welcome Manikin! Thank you for sharing your perspectives on life. You are a "Doll"! (: Would you mind if I call you "Mani"?
  22. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Bruce yes call me Mani it suits me fine :-)
  23. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you ttom :-)
  24. flowerrose, 3 years ago
    Hi manikin - I have seen lots of Elgin watches posted here - if they all lived near you they could drape all their watches on this little beauty!!!
  25. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    flowerrose this poor gal could never hold the zillion Elgin watches that post here on CW :-) she will need some help . Kerry has at least a half million Elgin's alone .
    Stores were very creative even back in 40's with attracting the people to a display . This screamed buy your wife a new watch ! Thanks for stopping by my post flower it is a pleasure always to see you :-)
  26. flowerrose, 3 years ago
    Lol Manikin. I can just see her crumbling under the weight.
  27. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Flowerrose when they came with forklift of watches for her I would suspect she resigned lol
  28. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you purpledog and Tlynnie1942 :-) I appreciate the love on her .
  29. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you Jewels :-)
  30. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you ttom :-)
  31. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you geo :-)
  32. skipmartin, 6 months ago
    beautiful! I am always amazed at the detail on their dresses and hats! let me know if you ever get tired of her!!!
  33. Manikin Manikin, 6 months ago
    Thank you skip ! I believe I have one with a face much like yours appears to have . She was not on Elgin stand though . I have to look through my old posts . Nice to meet a fellow collector of the pieces of art !

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