These dolls are hard to find as they did not go over well when introduced after the war. This is a 13" Steiff child doll, dressed in pajamas. I believe the clothing is original to the doll, am guessing the hat may not be. I was a little confused by him because he cloth body. I had thought these dolls had felt bodies, but this body certainly is original to the doll.
He is very cute! I could not take his clothes off all the way because teddy is sewn onto his left hand. He does have various staining/age discoloration to the body. Head has nice coloring, just a tad of shelf dust. Great blue glass eyes. His hair his thin, particularly on the top.
Really a sweetheart looking for a new home!
From a fellow Ruby Lane expert: "Hi, your Steiff doll is really precious. It is entirely possible that she has a cloth body and limbs and a pressed felt face.
Right before and right after WWII, felt was really hard to come by and very expensive, as it was being allocated towards wartime
needs in Germany. As such, Steiff used a more inexpensive linen material in the place of felt where they could. You also see
linen used on the bodies and limbs of the company's felt dolls right before and right after WWI, and on the paw pads of Teddy
bears and Teddy Baby bears just before and just after WWII. Your doll was probably made in the very early or very late 1940's,
which places her right at the point where linen was often used in the place of felt at Steiff. "
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