Vintage Gotz 'Lieblingspuppen' Doll

This is a vintage Gotz all jointed vinyl doll with cloth body, she has been retired for many years now. She wears a gorgeous white lace and lilac satin dress with a huge white straw Pamela, white lace leggings and white shoes. She was stored when purchased, she has never been played with, She keeps her original hand tag. Her face colors are gorgeous, fresh and crisp like the first day, her hair is brown long and abundant, has a cute curly bags. She has deep brown sleep eyes with real eyelashes. Marked as 977/46, GOTZ on the back of her neck. She is like new, is a beautiful GOTZ German Doll, not made any more as the Gotz factory closed many years ago.

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53-Year Old Doll Company Announces End To Production Gotz dolls, considered by some doll collectors to be the first company to produce a manufactured Artist Doll when they manufactured the dolls of famous doll artist Sasha Morgenthaler starting in 1965, announced this week that they are going out of business. Difficult Economy and Dropping Collector Demand

They are ceasing operations in the face of the difficult economy and a continuing drop, worldwide, in demand for high-end collectible dolls. According to a recorded message at the New York facility in Baldwinsville, New York, the decision to shut down was based upon "ongoing consumer caution both in Europe and in the United States, as well as the doll market's falling product turnover for the last three years." The recording also said that the remaining dolls will be sold through a special sales program with Gotz current retailers.

Final Date For Closure: March 31, 2004

Item ID: 6031

$135 USD

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