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Posted 5 years ago


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This pink doll came along for the ride at a recent auction. She used to be musical but no longer plays.

Does anybody know what kind of Doll this was - where it was made - or her name?

Thank you!!

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  1. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    She is a Bradley doll made in japan . Very cute !
    Made in Korea and Japan during the 1960s and 1970s for the American market, Bradley's line of dolls are unique on several levels. Unlike most dolls, their bodies are constructed of wire skeletons surrounded by styrofoam and/or cloth, mounted on a wood or plastic base so they can be nicely displayed. (They are often found with their fingers twisted into strange--and very painful looking--positions, due to the fact that each digit is wired to be articulated, although the hands are occasionally plastic or just cloth.) Also differentiating them from most other "lady" dolls is the fact that their faces are painted on. The dresses are often elegant period pieces, with big hoop skirts and plenty of lacy frills, although their catalog includes such a wide variety of themes and ethnic styles, including a few "mod" ones that have proven to be the most elusive and most sought after. Their most distinct feature, though, is their oversized head and eyes.
  2. flowerrose, 5 years ago
    Hello Manikin
    Thank you so much for your information! You are SO Right about the fingers! Her left pinky looks like it's been dislocated! Very interesting that they come out of Japan & Korea as they are so Western looking - very fascinating.

    I saw another one the other day with a brown hat and dress but didn't buy it at the time - She looked like something out of a cowboy western in the 1800's!
  3. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    Your welcome :-)

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