The Manufacture of World War II Military Dolls and Toys Supported Our Military
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WORLD WAR II
Support for our men
and women during World War II extended into the manufacture of dolls
and toys during the war years 1941-1945. Even Madame Alexander
produced a 14" W.A.V.E. and W.A.A.C.
eBay has a rather
large set of listings of vintage World War II Military 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.
Lord and Pass the Ammunition!". An original World War II
Military Doll will bear a tag with this quote. All composition with
molded hats or caps, these proud representatives are circa 1942. They
are approximately 15" tall.
My favorite military dolls were created by the Freundlich Novelty Co. The adult likeness captured and preserved our nations young men and women in the Armed Forces to be enjoyed by many future generations.
A collection of World War II Military Dolls would not be complete without one of the great generals of WWII--Douglas MacArthur!
Freundlich created a
portrait of probably the most famous military figure of the war,
General Douglas MacArthur. Appropriately taller than his military
counterparts, he is 18" and was produced circa 1942.
A figure that is
closely connected with related historical items, some MacArthur
memorabilia surrounding him creates a most interesting display.
The General is all composition with a molded hat. His arm is bent so that he can salute adequately. The doll also had a tag which stated "General MacArthur-- The Man of the Hour."
Newspapers such as
the original shown with the doll are available on ebay. Over the
years several small pins bearing General MacArthurs likeness have
been added to his uniform.
The last photo shows the strong resemblance captured by Freundlich.
The newspaper proclaims what we should never forget. One of my most shocking experiences was with a 17-year-old from this generation, who did not know who General MacArthur was...or when or why World War II was fought!
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There is much information and memorabilia about General Douglas MacArthur, books, pins, postcards, campaign buttons, first-day covers, photos, and even some games.
And probably the
best place to find this "stuff" is on eBay
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