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Yes, possibly a mold flaw. I have really tried to enlarge and enhance the photo in different ways (contrast, sharpness, even different colors etc.). I just can't see anything at all around those "smil...
I have tried to enlarge the photo with the marking and enhance it, but I cannot make out what it says. When enlarged, the characters look like smiles, with the left size a bit higher. They almost look...
Sadly, there are indeed scam sites that use photos they steal from the net. Once I found a photo of a doll I had bought on eBay, exactly as it was on eBay, on such a site (and no, of course it was not...
For a second I thought she might be Pinkie by Madame Alexander, but not enough of her face is visible. Does it say Mme Alexander at the back by any chance? You mention MM and -lander? It would be imp...
Yes, definitely homemade. I have two Raggedy Ann and Andy homemade brooches - really lovely, and actually complete miniature rag dolls apart from the pins at the back. Ann and Andy are so well-known t...
They are modern porcelain dolls made in the style of antique dolls. There were many companies that made these dolls in the 1980s and 1990s, so without a marking it is difficult to know. Some of these...
He is adorable!
Possibly "inspired" by JDK 221?
Something else I have been thinking about for some time... The Doll Reference site says that the original Ideal Shirley Temple composition dolls had 52 ringlet curls, but most dolls I see only have a...
I think in person/real life I can normally distinguish between mohair and synthetic too, Manikin, but photos sometimes are more difficult to interpret for beginners. This wig is in a much better condi...
Thank you, Manikin. I have sent you an email. :)
Do you know about the boxes, Manikin?
I am not an expert (I started collecting dolls a couple of years ago, as I was more into bears back then), but I can see that the name "Shirley Temple" is on the box (and she also has a pin). As proto...
Manikin, how do you recognize it is mohair? I would like to learn because sometimes I see wigs online and I am not sure and the seller is not sure either... I think I have fallen in love with this Sh...
The wig might not be original, but it is very pretty too and fits her very well.
I think that the dress from "Stand Up and Cheer" in blue is rarer than the one in red. Really pretty.
She is adorable. And what a lovely dress too! What does the marking say? I can't read it in the second photo. Prototype dolls didn't have the words "Shirley Temple", but were just marked "Cop Ideal N...
My doll definitely had her hair brushed when I bought her. It was sort of straight. Not sure if it was done by a child in the past, or maybe it was a bit messy, so the seller herself just brushed it...
She is adorable! Amazing how you could do such a good job in such a short time! She must be very happy to have found you. :)
Thank you! Many blessings to you too. :)
I have added a photo with her new hairdo. Not perfect, but a bit better than it was when she arrived. :)
Great! I will actually add a new photo to my Shirley thread soon too, as I had to do her hair too. :) I don't know. these very early Shirley Temple dolls seemed to have shorter hair than later ones?
Yours is lovely too. Her smile is unique.
They look more alive in my opinion with that sparkle or aura... When I bought my Shirley, the seller mentioned a "common problem" with the eyes, but when I got her, I loved her eyes!
My Shirley has similar eyes, and I actually like them too. I see the white pupils as sparkles in her eyes. :)
I think she is made of cloth and composition, probably from the 1930s, but I don't know the maker without a marking. Have you lifted the wig a bit to see if there is a hidden marking? She is very swe...
I think many of these celluloid dolls back then were given away at Carnival as prizes. Some were more like Kewpies and some were meant to look like flappers. My miniature one still has her original fl...
I have a similar one that I bought at a fair. Actually I have two, one being a miniature. I think yours is made of celluloid, like mine, and was probably made in the 1930s.
Floradora dolls were made at the beginning of the 20th century (approximately from 1901 until 1921). Armand Marseille (a German company) made the bisque heads (that would be the marking AM). The bodie...
Have you tried a reverse image search to find similar images of bears? Although unfortunately for bears and dolls it is quite difficult because they are often identified just as that - bears or dolls,...
The ears look American: https://zandkantiques.com/Early_American_Teddy_Bear_3.html I think antique German bears also had longer feet, at least Steiff bears.
Yes, I think he is American too.
It is possible that he is a few years older. The very first bears looked like that, with a long snout and shoe-button eyes. Then they had glass eyes and later plastic eyes. Bears are not as old as do...
Definitely very old, with a long snout and shoe-button eyes. A quite respectable. nice-looking old fellow.
I am pretty sure I have seen this cute face before, but right now I cannot remember who made it.
Probably an artist doll. Maggie could be the name of the artist. Lovely doll.
Possibly Baby Carrie? She is very sweet.
This would be an example of an A 6 M 390 mold: https://www.catawiki.com/en/l/18057347-armand-marseille-390-a-6-m-germany Also with a vivid color as compared to other 390 AM dolls I think. No "Made i...
I think it really says "Made in Germany" under A 6 M. Manikin made me curious (I had not noticed initially because I had not enlarged the photo), so I enhanced that part, and here it is: https://ibb...
Do you mean under A 6 M, Manikin? I just enlarged the photo and I think you are right, there seems to be something that has been covered up? Possibly Made in Germany? But there was already Germany fur...
If you enlarge the photo, there is some sort of light brown shadow around the eyes, probably the eyelashes that are now under the new paint? I am not sure - it's just an idea I had.
I don't think she is an Armand Marseille 390 because the markings of the AM 390 are usually quite low on the neck so they should be visible if she were indeed an AM 390. Maybe there is another marking...
Yes, she seems to be missing the eyelashes, probably because she has indeed been repainted. Nothing wrong with that. She is still very pretty. :)
I agree with Manikin. She does not quite look like a 390. I wonder if the eyes have been replaced? The iris seems to be smaller than in other AM 390 dolls (and the pupil too), and I think that's why s...
Have you tried to lift the wig at the back a bit to see if there is a marking? That's where markings usually are. She is very pretty.
I agree, Manikin.
He has a magnificent fur for a bear that has been loved by 5 generations! Most bears that age have lost at least a part of their fur... The big round ears remind me a bit of an antique Knickerbocker ...
Does it say Regal Toy at the back of her neck? She should be a Canadian doll if it says Regal Toy, a Drink and Wet doll, from what you say (possibly early 1970s?)
Different dress, but the face looks similar to this doll https://www.etsy.com/listing/770025579/country-vintage-vinyl-doll-music-box
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