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Saturday, June 16, 2012

My Peanut Doll

Long before I was collecting fashion dolls, 
I started collecting vintage dolls from the 50's  and earlier.
I probably bought this doll at least 25 years ago. 
Inside the shell I kept the receipt that I paid 25.00 for it. 
I am almost positive, I got this item from an Antique Store. 

When you open the lid of the paper peanut, you will find 
a celluloid doll from either the 1920's or 30's. She is only 
about 3 inches tall, but arms and legs move. 
Celluloid is highly flammable. And fragile.  My kids while I was in the 
hospital took one of my celluloid dolls and put some heavier items on the arms. 
Arm was not strong, now in many pieces. :(  At least I am able to save the clothes 
that was on the doll.


6 comments:

  1. Oh no Frannie. So sorry to hear about your precious doll. I'm glad you are able to save the clothes.

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  2. Too bad that one of them got busted, but it is such an interesting concept.

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  3. So sorry, Frannie. Those darn kids. She's a cutie. It took me a while to like Antique dolls, but once I did, I was able to see the beauty in the craftsmanship.

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  4. Oh, Frannie! I'm so sorry! :(

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  5. Precious cute! Sorry she got broken.

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  6. Hello from Spain: I'm sorry. A pity. At least you have the clothes. Keep in touch.

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