Here we have a wonderful original Effanbee Little Lady doll This Little Lady was made somewhere between 1938-1940. She is all composition and is the hard to find "Magic Hands" version of the LIttle Lady dolls.
Effanbee's Magic Hand dolls, were composition and had tiny magnets inserted into the palm of each hand, allowing doll to hold certain items that would stick to magnet. Today the Magic Hands dolls are harder to find, since they were not made in as many numbers as the regular composition dolls.
Little Lady is really in mint to near mint condition. Her composition is wonderful! It is all even tone with original finish. There is no paint flaking and I really do not see crazing, so if there is a line or two it is very, very faint. Her stringing is tight and she holds a pose well.
Her amber eyes open and close properly. Eyes do show crazing to pupils, common condition for composition dolls from this era. She has real hair upper lashes, painted multi stroke brows, painted lower lashes,a pretty red bow mouth, red dots in nostrils and slightly blushed cheeks. Her hair is a lush and full dark blonde human hair wig. It is still in original set and still has original pink silk hair ribbon.
Her clothes are all crispy and clean and have never been removed from doll. She wears her original printed pink organdy long dress. Dress is adorned with fabric flowers at hem and bodice front. The hem of dress has a ruffle. Sleeves are short puffed(still some stretch) and dress fastens in back with two Effanbee type buttons. Under dress she wears her original pink organdy slip and panties. She wears minty pink and white rayon socks. The only thing not minty are her shoes, one has a missing snap. Shoes are front snap style with buckle and bow at toes. I believe shoes are not original.
Little Lady retains her original metal Effanbee heart bracelet. There is some very light soiling on her wrist under bracelet, but no damage to paint. She also retains her original Effanbee paper hang tag.
She is about 15" tall. She has no odors.
Please note, any whitish areas on her in the photos is camera/glare flash(sorry about that)but is not a flaw or rub on the doll. Also if anything looks like a crack on her face it is a stray hair strand.
Please email if you have any questions and as always thank you for looking!
HTF NMINT Magnetic Magic Hand!!! All Original Composition Effanbee MAGIC HANDS Little Lady Ann Shirley