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Posted 5 years ago


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I would love to find one. she was black and had a wig and false eyelashes. We owned this doll in 1957/1958. I have no clue as to what make she was.

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  1. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    How did you get name Topsi doll ? Is she marked on back of her neck ? If so what does it says also look at her mid back .I can't see her face on this photo so need more info please . The term Tospy doll is derived from a African American History for a doll that could be flipped from time of Civil War . One side was generally white doll and when you flipped her the other doll was African american . She is not one of those dolls . And they were made of cloth . The term Topsy has become used to describe a African American doll in general by 30's
    Welcome to CW !
  2. stefdesign stefdesign, 5 years ago
    Mani- not sure, but I'm guessing the poster does not have this doll currently, but this is her childhood doll. She'd probably like to find one to replace hers.
  3. Laurahanne, 5 years ago
    Yes, Stef design is right, We no longer have this doll, but recently we were talking to a friend also from Germany she also said she owned one of these dolls. Funny!!!!

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