Rare boy doll by F.W. Goebel with unusual eyes, sweet expression and dapper clothing. This handsome and charming 19 inch bisque head boy is by Goebel and is impressed with that company mark, (a triangle with half moon) albeit faintly, on the back of his neck above the numbers 66/8. ( I have a pic but ran out of photo space here). His solid dome tinted bisque socket head has no chips, cracks or hairlines and is strung through the top of his head. He has cheeks with dimples. His blue eyes are stationary, in the original set. There is a factory chip to one of his ears, and some roughness to the bisque on his cheeks, which is only visible if you are looking for it. His body is painted wood, except for his lower arms, which are composition. They are attached to the elbow ball joints and do not move at that joint and were not intended to. Body is in decent shape with some repair and repaint to his torso, paint cracks on thighs and repaint to lower legs. I am not removing socks ( those are great socks, aren’t they?) because I do not want to stretch them. His wonderful and very old shoes fit perfectly with repairs to the insides.
Someone made him a fabulous jacket and knickers of a fine worsted wool, and the jacket is lined. He wears a union suit that is likely original. A cotton shirt and ribbon tie, plus a very good quality hat that I suspect was a salesman’s sample. His wig is a human hair replacement that suits him perfectly. If you collect boys, you need this fellow- what a face! He is going to entrance all the girls.
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