Black Dolls from the Past
Me: "I really Love this doll"
DH: "We are Broke"
Me: "I 'm really feeling this doll.
DH: How do you feel about fried Baloney sandwiches
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO EBAY SELLER
(C)2013 Trilliumhouse -Ebay Seller
1) Antique Doll Collectors Magaizine Article by MaryAnn K.Hall February 2002.
2) Ebay Seller Trilliumhouse
I did not ask to examine the doll's mark. Frankly, I did not care at the time. I simple liked the doll and wanted him. Ok, I will come clean, I knew if he did not have the correct mark it would be harder to pry money out of my Dear Hubby's fingers, so why put myself through the agony and lecture on" authenticity of a doll means everything", blah, blah, woof, woof. So, needless to say, I brought the doll quickly before the question and answer period.
I was happy for a few weeks until I spotted a Gerburder Heubach with a different body style on Ebay. Then I suddenly wanted to know everything about my doll. I wanted to peel the onion to find out exactly what I brought. I took off his shirt to discovered he was a shoulder head doll. The white cloth body ws stuffed with straw. The head was marked: 3/76 ( Starburst) 57/DEP Germany. He measured 13 inches tall. His shoes have bows with a pronounced heal on the sole.
I brought this Gerbruder Heubach at the Delaware Valley Doll Club of New Jersey from a Dealer who offered this doll along with several beautiful authentic Heubach figurines. He had the classic intaglio, indented eyes, made famous by Heubach. I had to add him to my collection, so I brought him!
The dealer had redressed him to represent a German workman. The lederhosen he is wearing shows off his legs. Lederhosen
are leather work pants and can be worn either long or short.
This winter I'm going to try to pin point some of the manufacturer of my Heubach's body type. But today it's the start of Oktoberfest, time to put the dolls aside and enjoy a cold beer with Dear Hubby. Well... as I glance over to the sofa, he really is into this football stuff... I wonder he will care if I flip through a few Doll Readers Magazines instead?
(c) 2013 Beverly Flower
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