Posted 11 years ago
This is my favorite item of all time..... I purchased this 30" doll many years ago from a auction....He is a composition doll (head,half arms with hands) cloth body,arms and legs, he has electric lightbulbs for eyes. wearing a military shirt,pants and hat, old shoes and weird silk fabric wraps on his lower legs. stuffed with excelsior
brass buttons, two cross guns gold pin on his collar.............the most unique thing about this doll is he came with a vintage wartime flag pouch with a cardboard photo of the soldier wearing the same clothes, old love letters-with original stamps and envelopes on 324th U.S. INFANTRY CAMP JACKSON,S.C. dated 1918 as well as YMCA 1918. they were sent to a woman in Ohio....
I recently took the doll to a Antique appraiser and she has never seen one like this, she thought it could have been made for the Army office as a store display. She thought at auction it could go as high as $10,000 due to never seeing one before....
if there is anyone out there that can help i would really appreciate it!!!!