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Posted 5 years ago


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Rescued this little darling , and wondered if it's actually a Kewpie doll. It's vinyl, 7 1/2 inches tall, and I can find no maker's mark on it.


  1. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    She is a Kewpie look a like doll from 70's -90's . Look on bottom of feet to see if country is marked there ?
    Looks much like Taiwan version or Japan . Let me know if you see anything on bottom of feet . She is not a authorized Kewpie by companies that hold permission , Cameo at moment . Interesting she had blue wings like antique bisque and composition ones .
  2. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    Sorry wings are green I missed that which concludes it is just a copy of Rose O'Neills Kewpie .
  3. DianeMurphy, 5 years ago
    I wondered if it was a real Kewpie, I even looked it over with a magnifying glass, and it has no marks at all, which I found strange. I did see in the article that some Kewpies weren't marked at all, so I wondered if it might be genuine or, as you said, a copy. thanks for your reply!
  4. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    The very early bisque Kewpies were sometimes not marked or paper label fell off . All vinyl were marked . He is just a very cute look a like :-) Thanks for sharing him
  5. kewpie, 1 year ago
    I like to call these Kewpie look a likes 'cuippys'. they are cute usually squeezable vinyl dolls in all sizes.
    My favorite story about them is: when our now 11yr. old granddaughter was about 2-1/2 she discovered in playing with one of these 'cuippy' dolls that they came apart, and came running into the living room with one immediately displaying her ability to pull out the arms, legs then lastly the head. Upon that she put the body up to her eye and said in a loud voice "ANYBODY IN THERE"? Needless to say we all had a good laugh over that one.
    In the insuing years as other granddaughter's came on the scene they too discovered these dolls could be disassembled and did so in quick order, only to discover that they could not re-assemble them as easily and often left me with a number of doll parts laying all over the playroom. I quickly decided to teach them how assemble when they took the dolls apart. :) :) :) :)
    Now they are not so quick to take the dolls apart, 'cause it is decidedly harder to put the parts back together. They just play with them.
    I am a near 30 year Kewpie collector of many dolls, bisque, composition, vinyl, celluloid, (probably a couple hundred assrt'd) and 5-large 27" dolls, from originals, Cameo's, Jesco's, Lefton's, & repo's. A shelf full of books with information about Rose O'Neill. Been to Bonniebrook a few times enjoying it thoroughly, and anywhere I can see Kewpies like Ralph Foster Museum in Branson, MO.
    I started collecting back in the 70's when I read flyers about restoring Bonniebrook and who Rose O'Neill was. Saw my first Kewpie then and fell in love with them.
    So much for history on collecting and Kewpies, much success in whatever you endeavor to collect, learn about it and enjoy it to the fullest.
    As they say, kewpishly yours, marje gillies

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