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Posted 6 years ago


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Hello All !!
I have a 13 inch tall Antique Doll that I cannotseem to find any like her....the maker is on the back but i think im spelling it wrong ? PELLLE ? If anyone knows anything about the maker I would so appreciate your help in the correct spelling !!! Ive had this forever, it was my Grandmothers'. Thanks in advance for your help !!

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  1. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
    Her name is Petite Sally by American Character dolls . She has been repainted which changes her loos and also decreases her value . She is from 1930's .
    Here is an example of her . Thanks for sharing her and love her because she was your Grandmothers .
    American Character Doll Co., also known as The American Doll and Toy Corporation, Aceedeecee, ACDC, (1919-1968) made composition dolls and later hard plastic and vinyl. In 1923 "Petite" was the trademark used on their early mama and character dolls. Best known for the 1928 composition dolls; Campbell kids, Puggy and Sally dolls, later noted dolls were the Tiny Tears and Betsy McCall dolls. American Character dolls were well made and had good quality costumes. American Character went out of business in 1968, molds were sold to Ideal; Tiny Tears, Tressy, and the grow hair feature used in Ideal's Crissy & family.
  2. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
    That first sentence should say she was repainted and it changed her ( looks) a bit . Composition dolls are sensitive to humidity and dampness or extreme temperature change . Causes crack and peeling of paint . I would guess your Grandmother maybe washed her face and all the eyebrows,eyelashes and lip color was removed :-) and someone tried to fix it for her .
  3. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
    Mystery is solved :-)
  4. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
    I did want to mention she also appears to have a replaced wig .
  5. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
    You can see the mark better on this one
  6. Treasure2Cat Treasure2Cat, 6 years ago
    Dear Manikin, Thanks so much for your help !!! I had a feeling she was repainted and could not fine TY for knowing what the mark was and sharing with me !!! All The Best Regards,
  7. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
    Your so welcome T2C . Glad to help and also hope it helps you to know who your doll is :-) The great photo's you posted helped alot !

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