Here is a wonderful cloth doll from renowned doll maker, NORAH WELLINGS. The sailor has a hat marked, T.S.S. TRANSYLVANIA for the British passenger steamship that was sank by a German U-boat in 1940.
Norah Wellings started business in 1926 under the name Victoria Toy Works, producing cloth dolls and bears with her brother Leonard in Wellington, Shropshire. She was a former designer at Chad Valley producing soft toys. She retired in 1960 after her brother died in 1959.
Item ID: LLL2769