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Posted 4 years ago


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I bought this doll at an estate auction in a small rural community of Southern Indiana. It is extremely unique to me. The joints are held together by metal wire. It is approximately 17 inches.

I would appreciate any information on this doll.

A friend recognized the clothing and said it may be Norwegian or German.

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  1. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
    Hi your composition made doll was most likely made in USA . I can not validate the clothes are original to her but many dolls were dressed in ethnic clothes . I was thinking she might be a skater . She should be marked on back of neck it might be under hair and also look on her mid back . She resembles Anna McGuffy doll
    1937-1943 Alexander McGuffey Ana doll, 9-22" tall, all composition, sleep eyes (9" doll has painted eyes), open mouth (except for the 11" which has a closed mouth), usually came with a braided wig. Often marked on neck Princess Elizabeth or circle X with 13 on back.
    Your doll of coarse needs her face repaired to prevent it fromm further damage . Very cute and check her for marks ok . I will await your reply . It might just look like a raised spot on mid back .
  2. ashblue2007 ashblue2007, 4 years ago
    Thanks for the great information. Unfortunately, the doll doesn't have any marking on her body. But, her eyes do open and close.
  3. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
    On compo dolls if at end of molds use before they used a new one the mark would not show up well due to how many times that mold had been used . So it may just look like a raised area . All dolls outside USA had to mark their dolls with country of origin it was import law . She is a USA made doll :-)

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