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    Posted 3 months ago

    Manikin
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    This is a 1940s 28 inch advertising store counter top Manikin /mannequin, She was sculpted and sold by Margit Nilsen for the McCall pattern company . You could buy a small manikin pattern which was also sold in full adult size. She would wear the miniature version saving material due to WWII shortage of fabric .
    She is wearing a dress made from a Simplicity pattern which would never have been allowed in McCall section of store.
    Margit Nilsen is probably the most famous designer of these smaller mannequins and she has quite a history and sculpted
    so many different manikins and often people will attribute one to her when not marked or on a Margit stand, but there were several other companies producing these also . Her's being the most sought after.

    I hope you all have a nice summer in USA and to my friends that are in winter now I want you to know it is 100 degree's here ! to hot .

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 3 months ago
      Great post Mani! What a beautiful elegant manikin, her summery dress is lovely
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 months ago
      Great to see you posting and pushing the boundaries, Minnie !!!!
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 months ago
      Nice one Mani!! She's very lifelike! It's been cooler here in Kentucky than it's been up north, which is crazy! Stay cool up there.
    4. Manikin Manikin, 3 months ago
      Thank you Newfld ,vetraio50, and jscott363 .Much appreciated comments :-)
    5. Manikin Manikin, 3 months ago
      Many many thanks
      kwqdkwqd
      vcal
      officialfuel
      Cisum
      Trey
      shughs
      Designer
      Vynil33rpm
      Foundaroundtown
      WhenIsraelbelieves
    6. Manikin Manikin, 3 months ago
      Hi bb2 ! how are things on the Island ? Thanks for stopping :-)
    7. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 months ago
      Hope you are on slow bake, as it looks as if this year might be a long cook. You know so much about Margit and I learned a lot from you about her. I had not seen this beauty before, and her dress still looks new !~
    8. kyratango kyratango, 3 months ago
      Superb manikin and dress!
      Happy you decided it was time for posting! :-D
      XO
    9. Manikin Manikin, 3 months ago
      Hi kyratango :-) Hope all is well with you and you're saving all the jewelry from disrepair that you find, always amazed at what you can do .xo
    10. Manikin Manikin, 3 months ago
      Thank you Phil, I studied Margit Nilsen for may years but now is time to hand the torch to someone else. I always appreciate the support and encouragement you have given me . I now know more about Sherman from you and had never heard of it until you started sharing you fantastic collection and knowledge. xo
    11. Manikin Manikin, 3 months ago
      Many thanks to all of you that stopped :-)Much appreciated

      Ben ....Glad your keeping CW running and hope your having a good summer .
      leighannrn
      AntigueToys
      Longings
      Trey
      shughs.
      Designer
      Vynil33rpm
    12. Manikin Manikin, 3 months ago
      Many Thanks !
      dav2no1
      MooreAntique
      farmlady
      Lady_Picker
      PhilDMorris
    13. Manikin Manikin, 2 months ago
      Many Thanks to all of you !
      Trey
      kyratango
      Cokeman1959
      Dawnlady1
      Justlooken12
      chrissylovescats
      kerry10456
      NaVi8274

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