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Mysterious Dolly

by Michelle Blas
(Littlerock CA USA)


Hello - I am trying to raise money for my Father and I decided to dig deep and sell off some items.


I have had this doll for years and thought it was cool because it had springs. Someone told me it was about 1895 - French. It has French tag on dress and a French cross of Lorraine around its neck.

The back of the head is kinda dented in which I was also told was a signature or mark.

It was mentioned that it resembled baby Jesus in the manger and these were given as gifts? Then someone else suggested it was from around 1915?

I am so confused and I need to sell it. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated - Thank you

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Sep 22, 2015
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by: Anne Sanford

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Jun 01, 2015
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PS msyterious dolly
by: Anonymous

Try The Golden Glow of Christmas Past Facebook Page. They specialize in antique Christmas; they would be a lot of help.

Jun 01, 2015
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mysterious dolly
by: collectdolls.about.com

This baby does look like the Baby Jesus from a crèche; such dolls, also called devotional dolls, have been made of wax in France for sometime. I can't tell from the photo, but some dolls like this sell for up to $200 in good to fair shape, but closer to $75 might be a good price. Try posting on etsy.com; they are user friendly. Good Luck!

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