David Anthony

Antique Alabama Baby Doll with Set of Clothes - Marked BB - 19"

Antique Alabama Baby Doll with Set of Clothes - Marked BB - 19"

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Directory: Dolls: Antique Dolls: Cloth: Pre 1930: Item # 1456984
David Anthony
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PO Box 630
Atlanta, Georgia 30009

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Most Alabama Doll collectors are quite familiar with the fabled story of the inventors rise to success and subsequent business troubles which ended the doll maker's career sooner than we have liked, but we are fortunate to offer a survivor from that in the form of this baby girl doll. It comes with a skirt, blouse, and bloomers, and display stand. The doll is about 19" tall. It has some damage seen in the photos: 1. the left arm and hand, the left shoulder near the arm attachment which is torn, crazing on the face, and paint loss on the shoes. The tilting seen in the photographs is due to the way the doll was positioned in the stand which was not at center of gravity.

The molded ears indicate that this doll was produced later in the life of the company, though some sources say the opposite.

The rarity of these dolls makes even with defects such as this one has a treasure to keep for another century of doll collectors. The initial BB on the head assembly is a mystery to me, but quite unusual.