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    Posted 6 years ago

    Chasers2
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    I have this doll by Famous Artists Synd. I think it is Little Orphan Annie Her body is completely cloth with movable arms and legs. Her dress and panties seems to be original (although not red). I haven't seen one like her. All the ones I've seen have the composition arms as well. Mine is all cloth and not in a red dress. If this is not original dress, then it is definitely a vintage dress that was made back then because it is old fabric and old style stitching that is aged appropriately and fits perfectly. I'm having a difficult time dating this and want to know if it is annie? I purchased this back in the 80's at a little antique shop. I can't imagine I paid a lot for it... I was only 12.

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    1. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Hi
      First off I believe your doll has had restoration on her face and hair repainted as hair color would have been airbrushed and not so thick covering of paint . Her head also seems to have been put on another body . The back of her shoulder plate does not lay flat against body suggesting the body used was not quite as wide as original . This is not uncommon to find as little girls often bathed their dolls and bodies and paint wore out . She is still wonderful Little Orphan Annie and in my opinion has just been altered . The body she has I have seen on many mask face type dolls and often their faces were crushed because they were made of celluloid .
    2. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      I knew I had seen that body and a quick search and look :) same dress even . This is the body your head was put on .
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-MASK-FACE-SAWDUST-STUFFED-JOINTED-16-DOLL-/321720630315?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ae80b3c2b
    3. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      I think that should solve your mystery . She is a put together with face restoration and hair re painted . She is nice for display still !
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-MASK-FACE-SAWDUST-STUFFED-JOINTED-16-DOLL-/321720630315?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ae80b3c2b
    4. Chasers2, 6 years ago
      No way! Thank you so much! I would have never been able to figure that all out! You're good!
    5. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Your very welcome and glad I could help you :-) come back to CW any time !
    6. Chasers2, 6 years ago
      Thanks! I actually just posted another from my Annie collection! :)

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