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Unusual U.S. Zone Kathe Kruse Doll VIII, “ Deutsche Kind “ , 20 ½” ( 51cm ) tall, in that it is rare to find a girl dressed in shorts as opposed to some sort of dress or culottes. The shorts are dark brown linen with brown leather belt and underneath the also atypical lighter brown wool coat with belt at waist , large buttons and overlapping lapels, she wears a white linen blouse with vivid gold silk tie-scarf. Also rarely found is a faux-floral garland made of felt “ flowers” attached to an elastic headband intertwined and affixed to the very nice chestnut human hair wig with left side part. The socks and beige leather one strap shoes are like most found on this period K Kruse doll and stamped on the right foot sole is “ Made in U.S. Germany” , and on the left “ 140704 Kathe Kruse ( signature )”. All is in near pristine original condition with excellent coloring on the hard- pressed cloth swivel head. For the advanced collector wanting something “ a little bit different “!….US$ 1,900.

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Exceptional in it’s originality, condition, and state of completeness is this Kathe Kruse “ Doll VIII” ( “ Deutsche Kind” , or “ German Child “ ), 20 ½” ( 51cm ) in the original box with fine vibrant color ,wearing original Tyrolean-type clothing, with diamond shaped paper label reading “  Kathe Kruse (signature ) Original Kleidet “ on one side and on the back “ Kathe Kruse ( signature ) made in U.S. Zone Germany “and written in ink “ Tommy from Salzburg VIII/1438 “. He has a hard pressed cloth painted swivel head with human hair wig,  sewn joints at shoulders and diagonal swivel hips joints, and wearing original white linen shirt with black velvet knee length pants and matching cap, plaid vest with leather belt, red socks and beige leather one strap shoes. Stamped on the bottom of left foot is a signature “ Kathe Kruse 910925 “ , and on the sole of the right shoe “ Made in Germany U.S. Zone “. A spectacular example in unplayed-with condition!!!……..US$ 1.900.

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Extremely nice 22” ( 55cm ) all cloth “ Philadelphia Baby “ made by Sheppard & Co. ,circa  1900, with stockinet covered stuffed cloth body with sewn joints at elbows, shoulders, hips, and knees, with molded and hand painted three dimensional oilcloth head, lower arms, and legs with detailed modeling of the feet. The head has painted brown eyes, with detailed molding of upper eyelids, mouth, ears, and a vertical center seam starting at the top of the forehead and extending downward in back to the shoulder, also painted and is a one piece “ shoulder head “ with no articulation at the neck. The paint is in overall very good original condition with only minimal paint flaking on the hair. He is dressed in a two-piece antique white linen suit with side button pleated top extending to just above the knees with matching short trousers reaching the center of the knees, antique underwear and socks, and antique side button leather childrens shoes. Around the neck there is an antique silvery whistle in the form of a soldier attached to a bone teething circle suspended from a red, white, and blue silk ribbon. A desirable and lovable doll in an overall fine state of condition……………US$ 1,850.

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Harder to find 14 ½” ( 36cm ) Kathe Kruse “ Deutsche Kind “ ( German Child ) with molded and painted hard pressed cloth head with swivel neck on all cloth stuffed body with sewn joints ant shoulders and diagonal jointed ( “ toddler style “ ) hips with sewn finger and toe delineators . The cloth body is very clean and all painted features bright. She wears and glued-on blond human hair wig with long bangs and turned under curls in back and framing edges of the cheeks. The printed cotton dress, “ Onesie “ undergarment with ship, white socks and beige one strap shoes are original with a stamp on the right foot reading “ Made in Germany .S. Zone “ and on the left a signature “ Kathe Kruse 130505 “. ……….US$ 1,250.

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Kathe Kruse “ Deutsche Kind “ boy, “ Doll VIII “, 20 ½” ( 51cm ) , with hard composite head with painted features, golden blond human hair wig with side part, swivel head on cloth body with sewn joints and shoulders and diagonal swivel joints at hips, all original with white linen shirt, sleeveless knit sweater , gold corduroy trousers with “ bib-overall “ style top and criscrossed -type suspenders under the knit vest, white socks and beige leather one strap shoes. The soles of both feet have stamps although somewhat lightly impressed but on left is the number “ 14129 “ and on the right a logo of the letter “S” ( within a triangle ) “ and possibly “ made in Germany” but other than the number all is hard to read. Other than a very minor slight loss of surface color on left cheek he is in near mint overall original condition….US$ $995

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Beautiful 20′ ( 51 cm ) Käthe Kruse ” Deutsche Kind ” girl with narrow face and pensive look, molded and painted facial features, and wearing a light brown human hair wig with center part with braids tied on each side of the head. She has a cloth body with one piece arms and hands, a solid torso with legs attached at hips by diagonal joints, however the body on this type of doll is more slender that found on the ” DOLL I “‘s perhaps portraying a slightly more mature child. She wears an a period above-the-knee one piece dress with textured white cotton on top and a see-through pink organdy skirt and wide collar. The socks are white ribbed cotton and the shoes white leather. US$ 975.

 

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