This sleepy eyed hard plastic doll may be representative of the USA as the trim in her dress appears to be a faded red, white, and blue. The main color of the fabric is peach. Overall the dress shows some light fading and thinning with age but no actual rips, holes, or tears. The rubber bands for the movable arms remain intact allowing her arms to move up and down. Her sleepy glassene eyes open and close. Her legs are stationary. Unlike many of these dolls she has removable shoes. Her ruffled cap is intact and her blonde mohair hair is in good condition. She is 7 1/2" tall and in overall 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...
You may wish to see a similar doll in this shop (Item # FMNDL2 ) If you would like to purchase both dolls, the two can be purchased together for $14.00.
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