Featured 2 dolls... scary or valuable?

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by Lucille.b, Feb 5, 2023.

  1. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    Same neighbor who had the framed Victorian hair weaving was getting rid of these. If I didn't take them they were getting pitched so now at my place. I know they aren't Victorian, thinking maybe 1940s or 50s. One is completely disassembled and the other has this ghostly white coating. I'm thinking of donating doll #1 somewhere and maybe pitching doll #2. Any reason to do different?

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    Actually the eyes are pretty well done as far as showing different expressions!

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    Any idea what's going on with the white surface on doll #2?

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  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I was scared to look, but these are actually OK.:) The first one is quite pretty, but I have no idea what happened to the second one.:(
    I think 40s as well.

    @judy , @BoudiccaJones .:)
     
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  3. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Patent number 2252077 dates to 1941.

    Debora
     
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  4. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

  5. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    Doll#2.... Mickael Jackson's Dr practiced on it for complexion lightening?;):playful:
    Now it will need some makeup:facepalm:.

    I love how doll #1 is really expressive:)
     
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  6. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

    From the photos, it appears the 2nd doll has a rubber body......

    The skin color indicates that it is.

    Not sure why the head is white either. Almost looks like the normal skin color was washed away..............a guess only.
     
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  7. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

    Effanbee is/was collected....not just because it's Effanbee, but because of the compo era. Several doll makers were in operation.
     
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  8. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Beautiful eyes too, and cute little nose.:)
     
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  9. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    And those lovely arched eyebrows!
     
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  10. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Judy and everyone.

    I appreciate the thoughts on these! :) Agree that doll #1 has a great face with those eyes especially. I'm thinking I'll find a home somehow. Not sure it has much resale due to all the crazing, but who knows.

    Unsure about doll #2 ... It seems like the material had some kind of decomposition to it.
     
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  11. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

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  12. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

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  13. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    From Debora's wiki link:
    "The judge ruled that drinking and urinating are natural movements and cannot be patented"

    Dolls don't naturally drink and urinate.:confused::hilarious:
     
  14. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    I remember Betsy from TV commercials although I don't remember having one.
     
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  15. Lark

    Lark Well-Known Member

    I sold an Effanbee not too long ago same age but in very good condition except she needed to be restrung . I kept dropping the price finally sold it for $60. The white one I think is deteriorated rubber. My childhood puppets some how got stored in a plastic tub. Missouri is humid and that white showed up on the plastic heads though not that bad. I was able to scrub it off but yours looks beyond salvage.
     
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  16. BoudiccaJones

    BoudiccaJones Well-Known Member

    Nothing to add, all been said & done !
     
  17. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Still, good to see you, as always.:happy::kiss:
     
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