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Posted 5 years ago


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Composite head and bodies. Unknown maker, cannot find any markings. Bought these in a storage this year, any help? These are the clothing that they were in when I found them.!! They have pig snouts and ears the rest are human like. Very bright color painted eyes with painted lashes.very cute expressions!

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  1. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago

    The pigs dolls are made for story 3 little pigs between late 1930 into the 40's a few companies did them ,most commom found are ones by Freundlich Co NY . They did lots of novelty doll and military dolls . Very nice set !!!!!!!!! and do have value
    Link for one that did not sell like yours and have been re listed
    About the company here is a link

    Love them !!
  2. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    You will also note that the company did not mark the pigs and if you scroll down page on last link you will see the pig :-)
  3. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    Appear to be in original clothes also which makes that even better .They also made in a few sizes .
  4. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    Made by Freundlich Co NY
    Ralph A. Freundlich Dolls 1923-1945

    Freundlich was first known as the Jeanette Doll Company from 1923-1929 at which time they changed the company name to Ralph A. Freundlich, Inc.

    Freundlich operated out of New York and are best known for their composition novelty dolls. Most of their dolls are unmarked so they can be a challenge to identify.

    Freundlich operations ceased in 1945 when they filed for bankruptcy.
  5. ferjoesgirl, 5 years ago
    Thank you so much! I had no idea what they were. Or worth. I'm so glas I didn't put them out in a yard sale!! Although I'm not sure how to repair. The one whose Leg was broken (clean) at the calf.
  6. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    The leg can be repaired fairly easy by someone that does doll repair . I get broke legs on mine often and can repair but you need a long class and lots of supplies . Best IF your going to sell do not repair let them do it , you could make it harder to fix . But it will not affect value much to a person who loves them and does repair .
    What a super find I have always enjoyed these novelty dolls :-))))))) So glad you posted them .
  7. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    Oh and you could please mark this solved so it doesn't keep appearing on unsolved , when I look through pages it gets confusing if they are solved or not and have to read whole thing :-) Thank you and glad you didn't sell them in a yard sale !
  8. ferjoesgirl, 5 years ago
    Thank you Manikin for such a quick response to my mystery! And followed up with information about the maker and the repairs. You certainly know your stuff!! Thank you!
  9. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    Your very welcome :-)

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