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Posted 2 years ago

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WWII 1940's 17 inch counter display mannequin
This is a rare one along with her sister I . She has hair that is glued threads and was used to sit on a store counter to display clothing in minature scale or advertise any number of things . Maker unknown for sure but appears to be likely a Margit Nilsen creation
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.
These are not dolls but there is no category for them they are advertising displays .

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  1. MaRS MaRS, 2 years ago
    I enjoy your collection. Thanks for posting. The hair seems really unique on this one. It is too late to start, now, but wouldn't these go great with my miniature sewing machines!
  2. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    I love the hair in the closeup photo the best as it resembles wool thread that is used for knitting, great job someone did, love it !~
  3. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Hi and thank you MaRS . They did package a Singer sewing doll mannequin with a miniature singer sewing machine in 40's . It is a regular miniature sewing machine not a plastic toy , the mannequin they put with set is dreadful looking and soft rubber rather ugly but the kits and graphic are wonderful . Thank you for stopping and never to late to add to a collection :-)
  4. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you Phil . It is like a twisted silk thread and then sprayed to be very stiff . I like them with hair and also just sculpted hair . They are all amazing working girls during the WWII :-) Thank you for the love
  5. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    MaRS here is link to Singer set I referred to
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-Singer-Sewing-Machine-Mannikin-Doll-Set-In-Case-w-booklet-dated-1949-/221157206489?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item337dff29d9
  6. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you Sean :-))))))xoxo
  7. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Merry Christmas Sean :-)
  8. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    Silk thread even better, wonderful !~
  9. inky inky, 2 years ago
    She's lovely... Merry Christmas Manikin...:-)
  10. MaRS MaRS, 2 years ago
    We have the same Singer sewing machine. It was missing the model but we found one at an antique shop. I had been looking for a composition doll, and wasn't sure the hollow rubber one was right at the time. I have since learned the original was that strange floppy rubber.
  11. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    MaRS the set was also sold without sewing machine too. Isn't that mannequin dreadful ugly and in person looks stranger it is a soft rubber . I would get a composition one and maybe some patterns to display machine with :-)
  12. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you inky ! and Merry Christmas to you !!!!!! xo
  13. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you MiKKo ! Have a Merry Christmas and here's to a great New Year too .I have enjoyed getting to know you this past year and look forward to many more years :-)
  14. musikchoo musikchoo, 2 years ago
    Hello Mani
    Did you recieve my e-mail?? Just wondering. Love your Manikins !!
  15. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Good Morning my sunshine guy always the sweetest . We have not got it yet just a little misting rain . No snow BUT we will be more in path by tonight but looks like your right in the heart of the path . Stay safe and don't go out today . Tomorrow winds are supposed to come with 50mi hr gusts on top of all that snow ! xoxoxo stay snuggled up for a few days :-)
  16. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Musik I don't see a email from you ? I will look again ok
  17. bratjdd bratjdd, 2 years ago
    Wow!! Manikin I love her!! Thanks for sharing. I love her Hair too alot.
  18. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you bratjdd :-) Merry Christmas and thanks for being such a great friend on CW !
  19. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Musik it is up and posted now :-)
  20. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you vetraio50 :-)
  21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    I don't know how but she passed me by five days ago!
    Slipped through the radar .....
  22. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    vetraio50 I know it is hard to keep up I miss so many I think I see them all then I see I missed 20 posts :-) Thanks for love
    We are having a snow storm here Bellin is going to be in worst of it I am a bit south but we are getting it now :-(
  23. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you Kerry :-)

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