Dream World Dolls.....Makes Dreams Come True
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DREAM WORLD DOLLS
The doll world has not given enough credit to these
beautiful composition dolls of the 1940's. Relatively inexpensive,
they were mass produced for a market nearly all could afford. The
clothing is stapled to the body which accounts for the many examples
found in very good to excellent condition.
They are small, easy for a child to handle, and costumed in attire that defines their name............"Dream World". Although the dolls are unmarked, they are sometimes found with their original paper tags which attest to the idea that dreams could be realized at a lesser price.
International costumes fashioned of satins, net, and lace, are attributed to the Dream World Doll. The dolls wear little lace tie, oil cloth shoes and are a demure 12" in height.
Frequent variations in ethnic costume make them even more appealing.
eBay has a rather large set of listings of vintage Dream World dolls for sale, if you are interested in a purchase, or to find values if looking for costs, it is necessary to register with eBay.
Painted side glancing eyes, a swirl of mohair for a wig, jointed at the neck, shoulders, and hips. Although considered to be a "cheap" composition, Dream World Dolls generally retain their smooth surface and complexion better than some of the more expensive composition dolls.
Storybook type or dolls suggesting historical characters are also some of the Dream World Doll Creations. Long curls of white mohair represent the powdered wigs which accent the long "court" gowns.
The Dream World Bride is another doll which is often found. After all, a child of the '40's dreamt of a fairy-tale wedding.
The Dream World nurse wears a satin gown and cape with the red cross emblem on her hat.
Several other companies have produced a small doll similar to Dream World, but the facial mold is a bit wider in size and can be easily recognized when these dolls are side by side.
Dream World Dolls
can be acquired at a very reasonable price in today's doll market.
Auctions on ebay end with the lucky bidder paying in a range of
$10.00 to $25.00 for the dolls that are infrequently found. A Dream
World doll found with the original box and tags will demand a much
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