Other World War II Military Dolls Worthy of Mention...
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...Examples of Both U.S.A and Canadian Military Dolls
The large composition bed doll with V for Victory is a patriotic tribute to the era.
Not really a military, but a patriotic doll appropriate for this section.
The Royal Air Force flyer was Reliable of Canada's contribution to the war related Military dolls. Using the same mold as the "Mountie", he is a cloth body doll stuffed with an excelsior type material, composition head and hands.
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The Mountie. When I first started collecting dolls, this particular doll was referred to as "Nelson Eddy" due to a character who was a Royal Canadian Mountie that he portrayed in a movie with Jeannette MacDonald.
The doll does bear a very striking resemblance to the actor, but in more recent books, the reference to Mr. Eddy is seldom mentioned if at all. This is one of the many changes in the world of doll research.
Nothing is written in stone, and as time move on precise accuracy becomes
more difficult to maintain or obtain. But...he will always be Nelson Eddy in my own
Both dolls are the same identical mold, only the uniforms define the character.
the Lone Ranger and Tonto who were also produced by Reliable of Canada had the
same identical facial structure and features. Only the hair is darker.
If you have a display of World War II Military Dolls, nothing completes the scene like a "Raggy Doodle, US Parachute Trooper" doll.
This information is stamped on the parachute. Any manufacturer information has faded away. He is all cloth complete with cloth parachute.
It seems that the supply of type of vintage dolls is becoming less and less every day, much like the "Greatest Generation" of fighting men and women of World War II. A search on eBay will bring up a few left over remnants of the World War II era.
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