If you want an unplayed with doll, it doesn't get much better than this little A&M 390 of early 20th century. She is a wonderful 'starter' doll for a new collector--little money, pristine condition, will come up in value in time. She's 13" tall and her buttery yellow outfit has never been off of her. Her hat has one small stain on top--probably age related. The straw is even still good on the hat--a split in the stitches in the back is all. Her shoes and socks are as snowy as the day they went on her feet. One leg is strung a little wonky--likes to turn in--but she was strung that way on day one. She has composition limbs. I can't undress her to show you her torso as her clothing is pinned on tightly, and I don't want to ruin her clothes, but it's either composition or of a cardboard material.
I started collecting dolls in the 1970s, and I met and learned a lot about dolls and collecting from Ralph Griffith of Parkville, MO. UFDC (United Federation of Doll Clubs) has an award given in his honor every year. He was a wonderful doll historian and doll dealer, and just a generous soul.
His advice to me was, invest in a doll in the best condition for whatever money I had to spend. If I did that, I would have a varied and valuable (historically and monetarily) collection to love and share with others. You can't go wrong with this girl. And she is priced right for that new collector. Seasoned collectors will enjoy her as well. Thank you for stopping by.
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