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Circa 1928 - 1930s
Marked "Mae Starr" Doll
Beautiful 29"Effanbee talking doll
Composition shoulder plate, arms and legs to above the knee. Blue sleep eyes, blonde human hair wig. Open mouth with teeth.
Kapok stuffed cloth body with talking phonographmechanism in center of body,and acrank on the side. The phonograph plays wax cylinders and is in working order.
Thereare six nursery rhyme cylinders included with this doll: London Bridge / Little Boy Blue / One Two / Rock a Bye Baby / Mother Hubbard / Now I Lay Me
She wears her original yellow Swiss dot cotton dress trimmed with lace. White cotton slip and matching bloomers. White leatherette shoes and rayon socks. Her hair ribbon appears to be original.
The doll is in excellent, all original condition. No crazing!Appears to have never been played with but she has been displayed and her clothes, which have never been washed,show considerable shelfdust.You may choose to launder them. There is also some dust on the top of her hair.
I noticed two tiny paint chips on her limbs. One on her left leg and one on the back of her right arm. Other than these minor flaws, the composition is excellent.
I read that this doll was available for selling subscriptions to "The Philadelphia Ledger" and that it was on the market only a short time.
A very nice example!
Please check my other listings for moregreatdoll and bear items. I will gladlycombine shipping on multiple purchases.
Parcel Postshipping with delivery confirmation $25.00 in the U.S. I will pay the excess postage plus insurance.
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Washington Residents to pay 9.5% Sales Tax, if applicable.