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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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 Absolutely charming 18” ( 46cm ) rag doll of unknown origin with definitely some age ( although again uncertain as to exact ) with “ spoon-like “ hard stuffed “ thin “ canvas-like “ head with tiny bead glass eyes , embroidered thread mouth, nose, eyebrows and eye socket liners , and elaborate yellowy fine yarn hair styled in braids both wrapped around head and secured by pink ribbon bows as well as one dangling in pig-tail form. She has sewn joints at shoulders , hips, and knees, mitten type hands with but with individually delineated sewn fingers. She wears an old cotton print plaid dress (faded) with embroidered collar and sleeves , long black silk stockings and sewn-on brown leather boots, and a white linen skirt apron tied around at the waist. The face has some fading and slight wear but she is endearing nonetheless. Whether she is homemade or from an unknown cottage industry is a mystery but she deserves to be appreciated by what one sees regardless of knowing all the details related to exact age or origin!……………………………SOLD

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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 “. …..SOLD

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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…SOLD

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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. SOLD

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