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Wav Military doll by Ralph Freundlich WWII 1940's

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Posted 2 years ago


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This is my 15 inch composition doll of a Waves (Navy) doll . They are much harder to find than the Wav (Army doll)
She is all original with her paper wav label still in place .

Ralph Freundlich started in the doll business in New York City during the 1920?s and in 1934 relocated his manufacturing operations to Clinton, MA. The company made composition dolls including mama dolls, celebrity dolls, storybook characters and military dolls. Their products were mostly cheaper quality but have personality. Most of their dolls are unmarked. After a fire destroyed the factory, the company filed for bankruptcy in 1945 and their assets were sold


  1. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Mustang that could be but another mannequin maker of US origin had her studio burn down also . Thanks for stopping and I am always glad to hear your input :-) come again anytime . I am going to post the Army Wac in next few days
  2. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you birdie and czechman ! I appreciate you stopping to put some love on this post :-)
  3. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    She's managed to retain her beauty after all these years, love it!
  4. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Oh, Manikin, she's beautiful and wonderful!!! Love, love her!!! I have never seen one of these, and she looks to be in most excellent condition! I am thinking that the manufacturer was perhaps of German descent, as "Freundlich" is a German word and name....Spring approaches here. Clover blooming in front yard, peach tree and a flowering bush blooming in back yeard. Daffodils bloomed well, but were in decline, so I plucked the last ones for a floral arrangement. Are there any signs of Spring in your neck of the woods? Hope and pray that you are well! Take care! Regards, miKKo
  5. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Hi MiKKo thank you ! Not a sign of spring here :-( snow covered and cold , I am so tired of winter I might go mow the snow lol . Glad you liked my Navy girl , she was made in USA by a German so she is technically a USA girl and is uniform of USA Navy . I have the Army one also . Stay well my friend xo
  6. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you vetraio50 and pickrknows ! I appreciate the love :-)
  7. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    The mint condition looks fantastic, a beauty for all time !~
  8. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you Phil ! She is a nice novelty from WWII . xo
  9. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you bellin :-))))))))))
  10. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you ttom :-) I appreciate the love !
  11. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you petey :-)))))
  12. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you Hedge !!!!!! Have missed seeing you .
  13. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thanks Official,kerry,mrmaj :-)
  14. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you AntigueToys !
  15. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you Longings very much !
  16. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you very much neilvbcolloctables ! :-)
  17. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you so much sugargirl and Designer ! I so appreciate you stopping to put some love on this post :-)
  18. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Beautiful face and in such good condition!...:-)
  19. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you inky I am always happy to see you on my posts :-)
  20. vintagesue vintagesue, 2 years ago
    Is it possible for you to help me identify a composition 24" mannequin that I own? I haven't been able to identify her. I can send a picture if you agree. Love your pictures and descriptions! They are awesome!
  21. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Vintagesue if you want to post her I will try and id her . Or you can email me at her photo . It is good to post her on CW and we can all see her :-)
  22. Manikin Manikin, 8 months ago
    Brought her back up for our Navy poster Medic :-)

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