Early All Original Georgene Composition Doll Flirty Eyes C1930's A Special Girl For SaleEarly ALL Original Georgene Composition Doll Flirty eyes! c1930's A Special Girl
DescriptionWe arepleased to offer this vintage composition doll. She is the 20" Georgene from the 1930's. Composition flange head, arms with curled fingers, legs to above the knee, cloth body with stitched hip joints. She has full length arms, wired on at shoulder level and can rotate. Honey blonde mohair wig over molded hair done in tight ringlets that peek out from under her bonnet. Blue flirty sleep eyes, brown lashes, closed mouth. She was made by the Georgene Averill Manufacturing Co circa 1937 New York City. This doll is special as it is the version with flirty eyes, which makes her so much more desirable and adorable. She is pictured on a full two page color layout in the book "Collector's Encyclopedia of American Composition Dolls" 1900-1950 Volume 2 by Ursula R. Mertz. Page 126-127. It shows her in her original clothes and with different colored wigs. She is a beautiful example of the doll pictured with All Original clothes including her underclothes and diaper. Original oil cloth shoes and socks. Her face paint is almost perfect, she even has eye shadow! Composition just needs a light cleaning if you desire.You have to search long and hard to find a doll in such pristine original condition. The only condition issues that I can see are a few very tight cracks above and below her eyes. The pictures show them very well, as a matter of fact the pictures really magnify the crack and make them look larger than they really are. Believe me you will not be disappointed with her. She has a stain on her original diaper and the sole of her shoe and a small stain on her ribbon of her bonnet. I do not believe any child played with her, poor girl! My husband had the pleasure of taking the many beautiful photos of her and even he was amazed at her condition after 76 years!! What more can I say except she came real close to spending the rest of her life with me but my husband says I have too many keepers now!! ugh! The sadness came when he put her in her shipping box and brought her up to me and the look she gave me was like (Please let me stay) please!! We included that picture so you could take a look and see what I mean...ok I am nutty I guess. I am not a doll expert just a collector who appreciates the beauty of these playthings that were meant for a child to love. In her case I do not think that ever happened so please give her a loving home. Mrs. Ursula Mertz who wrote the encyclopedia did not mention that these dolls were ever made with fliry eyes so I believe she is a special production! In any case she is a beautiful doll that you will not be disappointed with and should be proud to own. She also mentions in the book that it is assumed that this doll was produced during WWll or shortly after, a time of persisting shortages. Usually these mama dolls are dressed in lace trimmed cotton panties and matching slips. In this case, a coarse cotton diaper and slip made of a different material showing no lace trim were used. The simple but attractively styled outfit is made of a strange, shiny material......as to say the war shortages affected production of dolls as well!! I thought that was quite interesting. Please look over the many pictures and ask any questions before offerding as we are always happy to answer! We will offer her at !!And Now, the "fine print"We are not experts in any field, and not doll experts. Please offer according to what YOUbelieve the item to be, and not on what OUROPINIONof the item is, as our descriptions are what WE BELIEVEthe Item to be, including accessories and clothing, if included in an offering.Please look over the many pictures that have documented the flaws and ask any questions before offerding as we are always happy to answer. We apologize but weCANNOT "cancel transaction" after sale ends because winning buyer "did not read description"Selling mostly antique and vintage items we find it is impossible to describe all imperfections, micro scratches, scuffs, etc but honestly disclose damage when it is there... Items with age typically display patina along with signs of use. Please inspect all photos closely as the images are intended to show actual condition of item. We try to illustrate clearly, any actual damage found. International buyers: We cannot help you avoid import duties: We will not mark our shipments as GIFTS because the guys at our local post office KNOW BETTER.Adjust your offers accordingly.Good luck and good offerding.Terms and Conditionsofferding: By offerding on this Item, buyer agrees to all terms and Conditions including a reasonable shipping materials and handling fee in addition to actual shipping charges imposed by USPS, UPS, or any other third party Shipper and agrees to remit Shipping and Handling and Materials Charges set forth in Ad Listing Shipping Calculator.. Shipping Charges including materials and handling fee are calculated accurately on each item by Shipping Calculator, and buyer agrees that total shipping cost includes reasonable shipping materials and handling charges as a component of his or her offer.
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About UsNestled in the gentle rolling hills of NE Ohio, Massillon lies at the crossroads of America. We are a small seller, we being Anna and Scott, Anna being the Boss, Scott being the photographer, shipping dept, complaint dept, etc. We have three terriers (two Scotties and a Cairn,) who like to dig shallow holes in the ground and sun themselves in them during the day, and one hangs out in a huge flower bush in the flower bed. (Her name is Zoey) We collect dolls, glass, porcelain, pottery, yelloware, and the odd curiosity here and there. Anna has a great eye for decorative appeal, so we hope you find what you like with us. We just like old stuff ...(and we are getting to be old stuff ourselves) So lets have fun. We hope to provide you with something pretty from le*attique.
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