Very nice 16 ½” ( 43cm ) Lenci girl from the ever- popular 300 Series, all original and in overall very good condition wearing an ivory colored felt two piece dress with big collar and short pleated skirt and over the top part the original yellow knit sweater with a still vibrant glow. The knit socks and leather shoes ( slight age wear ) are also original, of course. The golden mohair wig is quite elaborate for a Lenci with center part on top with long bangs on forehead, with long hair in back gathered at the sides and drawn tightly to make “ earphone “ and/or “ rams horn “ braids. One sees many Lenci 300 Series boys with knit sweaters and short trousers, so much so that they are commonly referred to simply as the Lenci “ Sweater Boy”, but their female counterparts are rarely found, especially in the excellent conditions of this cute girl!……………………………..US$ 995. 


 Very attractive 19 ½”( 50cm ) European cloth portrait doll in the manner of, and quality of Lenci, but obviously from a competing firm of the similar era of late 1920s through late 1930s. He is dressed as an aviator, with a leather flight jacket, pleated woolen trousers that are tucked into the tops of finely constructed knee length leather boots that have separate horizontal straps at the tops. Strapped behind the jacket collar and positioned at an angle is a leather pouch/bag. Underneath the coat he wears a white linen shirt and turquoise string tie. At this same point in time, Lenci made an aviatrix -themed doll to honor Ameila Earhart so one might assume that the manufacturer of this doll meant to commemorate the achievements of Charles Lindbergh, another pioneer much in the public eye in the day. Since the initial posting we have learned that this doll is indeed made in the mid -1930s by a well- respected Spanish doll maker and known as a “ TAF “ ( TALLERES ARTE FUSTE ). For reference one can go online to “ Todocoleccion ‘ and once there go to the reference book section and type in “ LIBRO LAS MUNECAS DE TALLERES DE ARTE FUSTE “ and it will display the book cover. There are five available illustrations of actual pages and on page 5 of the 6 one will see this same doll bust dressed as a girl………………………………………………US$ 675. 


Charming 21 ½”( 54cm ) cloth doll with firm “ soldier-like “ positioned body with no articulation with an abundance of character whose likeness can only be determined by the beholder but could be a woodsman, a Russian peasant, an early “ Saint Nick “, or whomever the buyer best determined he may be. He wears a fur hat, high black leather boots trimmed in black heavy ring of fur around the ankles, and additional similar covering on all boot surfaces. The hip length red wool coat is trimmed at neck, sleeves, and borders all around in dark velvet, with a one piece interior brown wool pleated garment with black patent leather belt around waist. The face is stitch sculpted beige canvas with separately applied nose, lightly painted thick eyebrows and upper and lower eyeliners, inset brown bead eyes, and dark blond mohair sewn on hair and matching full beard and mustache. Exposed hands have individually sewn long fingers with separate thumb and dangling from the belt are a cluster of eight brass bells. Clothes are integral to the piece and are sewn on and around. Exact maker unknown so not sure if a “one off” or, was a product from an obscure small cottage industry. Regardless he is extremely well constructed with great thought and care utilized in its unique portrayal!…………………………………..US$575.


 16” all cloth so-called “ topsy-turvy “ doll with one face being that of a white child and when turned completely upside down a black child on the other. Each presentation has a painted cloth face,, separate set of arms and complete outer costume , each different in color and material. When completely covered and in upright position each doll appears complete but when reversed the head of one becomes the hidden torso of the other. Condition is overall very good but with slight fading and surface dust on faces, especially the painted features of the black girl. One finds many types of these by commercially made manufacturers, primarily by Bruckner, but this example is either “ mot-her made “ , or perhaps by a small unknown regional company……………US$ 295. 


14″ (35 cm) American cloth girl made circa 1940’s by “Georgene Novelties” representing the (United Feature Syndicate) comic strip character “Nancy” created by Ernie Bushmiller. She has a swivel neck on a cloth torso with sewn joints and shoulder and hips. The one piece arms have attached “mitten-style” hands, and the straight legs have sewn on black and white horizontally stripe ankle socks tops with orange felt covering over the feet to simulate shoes. The dress is made in one piece with white linen arm sleeve and collar, and black felt top and orange short skirt. Nancy’s face is hard pressed cloth with “button” nose, a tight lipped red smile and nostrils highlights, black arched eyebrows, and indented black pupiless eyes. The back yarn wig is sewn on to the head with a yellow silk ribbon bow as part of the wig. An extra feature is the original  cardboard swing tag with all the printed identifying marks and attributions already stated above. In overall good condition with very minor surface dust primarily on the shoes. US$ 225.