Here is a very rare German vintage doll, made 1924 by Eduard Schmidt in Coburg, Thuringia. It is large, measuring 52 cm / 20 inches tall and is marked “Sico” – Sico or Sicora were also the names or rather synonyms of that special walking dolls in the middle of the 1920’s. Sico boy here is a sweet shabby old doll as you can see in the photographs; yet with wonderful expression! He certainly would love to be the centerpiece in your doll collection or just to live the decoration dream in your shabby chic stylish home!
Vintage, nearly antique, nearly 100 years old Sico doll is made of paper mache composition as to shoulder head, forearms, hands, lower legs to knees and feet. The excellent preserved body is made of cloth, stuffed with Kapok and a voice box; sadly, the voice does not work anymore.
Also, the walking mechanism, achieved by the elastic strings you can still see, is out of order a long time since. There are some superficial cracks on the head and feet of old Sico boy, his nose has a little ding and there is a tiny hole on his forehead. On the other hand, Sico doll boy is quite solid and robust; he would not have been able to make it through all these years if he were a sissy!

Sico doll boy was cleaned by me and is now in very good vintage condition (please, do look closely at all the photographs provided and use the zoom function!), well-loved in his time and clearly often played with. To my utter amazement we found this boy with his original velvet romper! He might have had some shirt beneath it, but if so, it is lost. I am not too sure about his shoes, they look a bit too young and too perfect to be original, but the socks might be! Until we found this boy, I never had seen even a photograph of the original clothing of Sico dolls in the textbooks - and never have come about one in a museum yet – they are that rare!

As to vintage Sico boy’s maker: Eduard Schmidt founded his doll manufacture company 1904 in Coburg, Thuringia, a famous German toy and doll manufacturers area.
Eduard Schmidt was the first to introduce walking dolls 1924 on the market.

*Please notice: This vintage doll belongs not into the hands of children; it may not fulfill the safety standards for toys in our time! So, it is not meant as a toy, though an adult collector’s & vintage or antique doll or toy lover’s item for decoration & display only!

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ITEM ID
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Hildegard’s Toy Emporium

1924 German composition and cloth body walking doll Sico, 20”, makers mark

€255
~ $269

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