Featured Makers Mark Help Triangle with K.I inside Japan celluloid doll

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  1. Donna HA

    Donna HA Pleasestayhome

    Hello all!
    I have been searching a long time for the makers mark on the back of this Kewpie type doll. She is 6" tall and all plastic with strung arms in a red Christmas hat and outfit.
    No wings like original Kewpie, made in Japan marked;
    Made in Japan
    Passed N.C.W.U.T.A

    On back of neck is "Made in Japan" under a triangle with K.I inside.
    I find one with K.I the opposite but way too much time on this lol
    If anyone knows I greatly appreciate the help.


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  3. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

    Not really.

    From the photos, I'd say it was celluloid. If it is, then be very careful with it as it dents very very easily. It looks to be in very nice condition......amazing.

    Definitely not a Kewpie. Not even a lookalike........

    20's to 40's era.

    I have no idea on value, but if you search Ebay you might get an idea.
     
  4. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

    I have a "Made in Japan" book (book 2.....I don't have 1)

    There are a few triangle marks pictured, but yours is not one of them.
     
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  5. Donna HA

    Donna HA Pleasestayhome

    Thank you..yes I was researching and Kewpie has blue wings and less fingers.
    It is in really good shape and celluloid sure does dent easy. There's so many lol none the same found yet. That K.I stumped me.
     
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  6. Donna HA

    Donna HA Pleasestayhome

    Thanks I have searched too and one is I.K reverse.
     
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  7. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

    @Donna HA "Thank you..yes I was researching and Kewpie has blue wings and less fingers".

    I'll repeat because you should know..... that even if it had wings and less fingers, it still wouldn't be a Kewpie.

    You are not the first one that has trouble recognizing a true Kewpie and I hope you don't mind that I point this out. Plus the Japanese lookalikes don't cut the mustard with doll collectors.

    I think it has something to do with side glance eyes that confuses people.

    I don't think an ID on your doll really matters.........Made in Japan says a lot............

    And I'm still amazed at the condition...........:happy:
     
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  8. Donna HA

    Donna HA Pleasestayhome

    Don't mind at all it's a learning thing and yes perfect condition thank you
     
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