For fans of classic Americana, we have this Gebruder Heubach character boy, in a delightful All-American costume -- he looks like he stepped right out of a Norman Rockwell painting! Gebruder Heubach’s character dolls are some of the most desirable little characters seen throughout the bisque doll world. The “Whistler,” or “Whistling Jim” character boy exemplifies the category, with his extremely unique whistling expression, complete with a functioning whistling bellows mechanism -- so delightful! He stands at 16.5” tall, on a soft cloth body, all adorned in an adorable costume that truly captures his youthful flair. He’s in great condition overall, and would make an excellent addition to any collection! No doll cabinet is complete without one of these character boys!
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He has a closed-domed bisque swivel head, with painted and molded features: blue molded side-glancing intaglio eyes, tapered brows, blond molded and painted hair, and an open whistling mouth. He stands at 16.5” on a cloth body with leather shoes that contains a whistling mechanism.
He wears a pair of navy blue cotton trousers with black suspenders, and a white cotton shirt printed with red stars, and stamped “COMPLIMENTS OF BERNSTEIN THE SHIRT BUILDERS 648 W MARKET ST LOUISVILLE, KY”. The shirt is decorated with black pins and a red bowtie. Underneath, he wears a white cotton onesie with lace trim. His brown leather shoes are attached to his feet. On his head is a navy blue beret with red stripes and a red velvet bow.
MARKS: 4 / HEUBACH [square mark]
CONDITION: Excellent. The bisque head is free of any cracks, chips, hairlines, or restoration. His right hand has a chipped thumb, but his other fingers are pristine. The face has wonderfully detailed modeling and painting, and a very unique character expression. The whistling mechanism is still functional. The costume is good, with only some minor and typical wear; his flag is especially tattered. The body appears to have been re-covered, and the leather shoes have been repainted. Overall, this is a fabulous doll, bound to be gone soon!
***He is also pictured with two very good friends of his, another Gebruder Heubach character boy, and a lovely Kestner lady, who will be available to purchase very soon!***
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Darling 16.5” Gebruder Heubach “The Whistler” Character Boy in All-American Costume