This sleepy eyed hard plastic doll has sleepy glassene eyes that open and close. Her legs are stationary and her little white shoes are painted on. She is wearing a short and very ruffled skirt and head piece. Most likely her costume is representative of a nation however I'm not sure which one. The double ruffled skirts are in excellent condition. Her silky top has some fraying of the fabric of the sleeves. The rubber bands for the movable arms remain intact allowing her arms to move up and down and her head also tilts . Her head dress is intact and her auburn hair is in good condition. She is 7 1/2" tall and in very good condition.
Dolls of this type and size were listed in the late 1950's Christmas Wish Books as Miniature Collectible Dolls by "Happi Time." These could also often be purchased as premiums with gas or even by saving points from Popsicles. The dolls were usually decorative additions to a little girl's room or used as a little birthday girl's cake topper. Some came in a clear plastic carrying case which kept them in good condition even when on display. Many were made to represent various world wide nations and were made by companies such as: House of Dolls, "Dolls of All Nations," Duchess Dolls, Virga Dolls etc...
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