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RAREST Mold 1 Effanbee Dy-Dee Baby Doll — Only one known to exist. A Dy-Dee collector’s DREAM.
ONLY DOCUMENTED ONE KNOWN TO EXIST.
A beautiful ‘suntan’ baby, as she is called out in the 1937 salesman’s catalog and FEATURED in the 2017 UFDC Convention Journal that was published August 2017 — See photos. (I will include this book, as well as a COPY of the salesman’s catalog with this purchase for provenance and documentation).
Baby Dy-Dee is identical to the lighter complected version Mold 1 doll we are all so familiar with and love. This lovely darker complexion doll is shown side-by-side with her lighter counterpart of the same year issue.
Baby has a beautiful countenance and her heart reaches out to you. This doll is the only one I know of to exist and was purchased last year from a collector in the Southwest. Baby came with a partial original brown rubber body that had pretty much disintegrated; I have replaced it with a later Effanbee vinyl body with babylike features that suits her well enough; it is slightly taller and makes a great display. I will include the remnants of the original body.
She is able to wear original Dy-Dee dresses, coat set and romper which I have included with her purchase. Sun Tan Dy-Dee has been given some conservative restoration to her dark molded hair and a rub at the tip of her nose. She has brown glassene eyes with full eyelashes that open and close nicely. Her two dresses, and romper are in near mint unplayed with condition; her coat set in excellent condition with light play wear and some fading to the bonnet only.
Though this historical and RARE presentation is not entirely original now, it is the only one known to exist, and is well-documented as being manufactured in 1937.
THIS IS A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A PIECE OF EFFANBEE HISTORY... and most especially of their highly collectible and favored DY-DEE Baby.
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RAREST Mold 1 Effanbee Dy-Dee Doll — 1937 Black / Sun Tan 15” Baby