Argentina

Laura Johnson 27 Ann St West Haven CT 06516 8.00 w s/h

Canada

WOODEN ESKIMO DOLL ANOOK MADE BY RAYMOND BOURBEAU RECEIVED THE DESIGN OF MERIT BY THE CANADIAN DESIGN COUNCIL MEASURE 5" TAL aplo@email.com Anthony Pio 6968 Fielding Court Burnaby BC Canada 8.03 w s/h

Costa Rica

She's a beauty! She sands 4" high, is made of wood. She is hand painted and made in Costa Rica and in excellent condition Judie Phillips 11546 54th St. North Royal Palm Beach,Florida 33411

Germany Patriot Boy Linda Worman 3870 Tapadero Dr. Colorado Springs CO 80921 11.00 w s/h

Greece This charming doll came from a large estate with a huge collection of international dolls collected over many years of European travels. He has a painted cloth face. He stands a little over 7 inches tall. His hands are plastic but I am unsure of what his body is made. He wears a traditional Greek costume. Mint condition...clearly never played with. dvdet@aol.com Vick Detwiler 296 SuddenValley Bellingham WA 98226 9.55 w s/h

Hong Kong Adorable little oriental baby/toddler doll, approx. 12 inches tall. This little doll (I'm not sure if its a boy or a girl) has painted black hair and painted blue eyes, and is vinyl. I don't know who made the doll, but it says Hong Kong on the back. Doll is used but is in good condition.

Italy This auction is for a beautiful 19 inch doll from Italy that is marked on her back "35 Italy Z.Z." She has beautiful long platinum blonde hair, bright blue sleep eyes, pale pink lips and is in great shape. She wears a cotton blue and white dress with a red lace underslip and white slip also. She has on thigh high cotton stockings, rubber blue shoes and a white hat with blue ribbon. The hat needs a little TLC. I don't know if the outfit is original, but it is nice. dollbiz@dollbiz.com Wendy Peniak 1105 Appleton Lane Geneva IL 60134 14.29 w. s/h

Lebanon This warrior is from Lebanon, he is one tough cookie! ewj210gateway.net Laura Johnson 27 Ann St. West Haven CT 06516 9.14 w s/h

New Zealand I purchased my Maori doll at the monthly sale in the former St. Peter's next door to the Cathedral in Hamilton. The lady said that she had purchased it herself at a flea market. I paid 5.00 NZ for it. I got this information about another Maori doll and an answer to the question about these plastic dolls dressed overseas, but sold by US companies    Message From: HBcoop@aol.com Date: Sun, Aug 13, 2000, 11:46am To: echristian@webtv.net I have had a doll dressed as a Maori boy from New Zealand and yes, it is similar to the Masai doll but a bit different. The Maori people generally have facial tattooing and their clothing was made of many quills and feathers. The bead work and the color of my doll's loincloth are usually attributed to the Masai people. This doll looks very much like other composition dolls that were made in the USA in the 1930's and sold to many different companies. I believe it was quite common for the dolls to be supplied to the different African tribal peoples to be dressed by the women of the tribes for the tourist trade. I wish there were more books on this subject, but there has been little written on the International dolls. I even had to go to the library and research ethnic costuming to find out where a doll may have come from. There is one good reference book on International dolls called "Folk and Foreign Costume Dolls" by Linda Jean Frame by Collector Books, PO Box 3009, Paducah, Kentucky 42001. Gayle Poland Unique pair of very old Polish dancing dolls - mounted on wooden stand - and they can be posed in many ways. Darling facial expressions - looks as though they're really in love! Light soil and age wear, but they display well. Great costumes brdnbtr@hotmail.com Gay Hipsley 830 Peregrine Dr Indiatlantic Florida 12.55 w s/h

Russian An authentic 8" Russian doll. She has a veil over hear braided black hair. She is wearing a traditional costume. Her body and face is made of plastic. It was sent to me by a Russian friend a few years back and due to a recent move, I must sell it. It is in very good condition. italialu@aol.com

THIS PAIR OF RUSSIAN (?) FOLK DANCERS ARE IN ROUGH SHAPE. THEIR BODIES FEEL LIKE MOSTLY WIRE FRAMES WITH VARIOUS CLOTHS & YARNS WRAPPED AROUND THEIR LIMBS. THEY'RE WEARING SOME TYPE OF SKIN MOCASSINS. CLOTHES ARE A MIXTURE OF LINEN(?), BURLAP(?) & WHAT LOOKS LIKE ACE BANDAGES ON THE MALE'S LEGS. HIS HEAD IS VERY LOOSE & HERS ISN'T FAR BEHIND. THE HOLEY SHIRTS HAVE EMBROIDERY ON THE CHESTS. SOMEONE WENT TO A LOT OF TROUBLE TO MAKE THESE DOLLS. JUNK OR TREASURE????? Correspondence about the doll

   Message From: echristian@webtv.net (Elizabeth Christian) Date: Wed, Aug 16, 2000, 7:42am To: Benny22144@aol.com Cc: echristian@webtv.net Subject: Re: Russian dancing dolls I will keep your address. I started with ebay about 3 months ago...did I tell you ? Really just trying to identify some rings a friend had given me that belonged to her mother...and then have spent a small fortune..some ss money..we over 65ers less than 70ers still working, were able to get because of a new bill signed by Clinton in April... Then on to foreign dolls..and over the past 10 days..president's wives dolls...from a purchase at an antique store...some Brinn's dolls..encouraged by a colleague who is an avid ebayer... I am making up a web page with photos of my dolls..organized by countries..like penpals..I set to get out one from every country.....silly....a doll from every country...calculate it would cost me about 2,000 at rock bottom prices.... Later, Elizabeth Delivered-To:    echristian@webtv.net From:    Benny22144@aol.com Date:    Wed, Aug 16, 2000, 6:10am Subject:    Re: Russian dancing dolls To:    echristian@webtv.net Hi, Elizabeth. I was hoping you could tell me. My sister bought them at an auction 10 to 12 years ago. They were in a lot that had Russian religious icons (which she still has) marked USSR on the back. So, we assume that they came from that part of the world. I think the man's head covering is a clue. My sister was anxious to know if you had any idea as to what they are. It amazes me how some items travel around the world....to Rhode Island... and now to you. Hope you find out something about them. Good luck with your collection, Brenda

Slovokia THIS TRADITIONALLY DRESSED, 6" DOLL WAS MADE IN SLOVAKIA. IN ORIGINAL CASE.

Spain

Vintage Beibi doll from Spain that is made by Muneca Artesania, it has native dress on and is on a stand, she is 9 inches tall and in good condition

wlauber1@twcny.rr.com Debra Lauber 7945 N. Court St Canastota New York 13032 7.44 w. s/h

A further email from Debra

   Message From: wlauber1@twcny.rr.com (Debra Lauber) Date: Sun, Aug 13, 2000, 2:15pm To:

an older woman that passed away and her husband was in the Spanish American war, this was her doll, she was 96 when she passed away, and they went to spain later and aquired this doll, hope this helps. Debby

Argentina Laura Johnson 27 Ann St West Haven CT 06516 8.00 w s/h Canada WOODEN ESKIMO DOLL ANOOK MADE BY RAYMOND BOURBEAU RECEIVED THE DESIGN OF MERIT BY THE CANADIAN DESIGN COUNCIL MEASURE 5" TAL Anthony Pio 6968 Fielding Court Burnaby BC Canada 8.03 w s/h Costa Rica She's a beauty! She sands 4" high, is made of wood. She is hand painted and made in Costa Rica and in excellent condition Judie Phillips 11546 54th St. North Royal Palm Beach,Florida 33411 Germany Patriot Boy Linda Worman 3870 Tapadero Dr. Colorado Springs CO 80921 11.00 w s/h Greece This charming doll came from a large estate with a huge collection of international dolls collected over many years of European travels. He has a painted cloth face. He stands a little over 7 inches tall. His hands are plastic but I am unsure of what his body is made. He wears a traditional Greek costume. Mint condition...clearly never played with. dvdet@aol.com Andale Aucition Management Service Vick Detwiler 296 SuddenValley Bellingham WA 98226 9.55 w s/h Hong Kong Adorable little oriental baby/toddler doll, approx. 12 inches tall. This little doll (I'm not sure if its a boy or a girl) has painted black hair and painted blue eyes, and is vinyl. I don't know who made the doll, but it says Hong Kong on the back. Doll is used but is in good condition. Italy This auction is for a beautiful 19 inch doll from Italy that is marked on her back "35 Italy Z.Z." She has beautiful long platinum blonde hair, bright blue sleep eyes, pale pink lips and is in great shape. She wears a cotton blue and white dress with a red lace underslip and white slip also. She has on thigh high cotton stockings, rubber blue shoes and a white hat with blue ribbon. The hat needs a little TLC. I don't know if the outfit is original, but it is nice. dollbiz@dollbiz.com Wendy Peniak 1105 Appleton Lane Geneva IL 60134 14.29 w. s/h Lebanon This warrior is from Lebanon, he is one tough cookie! ewj210gateway.net Laura Johnson 27 Ann St. West Haven CT 06516 9.14 w s/h Poland Unique pair of very old Polish dancing dolls - mounted on wooden stand - and they can be posed in many ways. Darling facial expressions - looks as though they're really in love! Light soil and age wear, but they display well. Great costumes brdnbtr@hotmail.com Gay Hipsley 830 Peregrine Dr Indiatlantic Florida 12.55 w s/h Russian An authentic 8" Russian doll. She has a veil over hear braided black hair. She is wearing a traditional costume. Her body and face is made of plastic. It was sent to me by a Russian friend a few years back and due to a recent move, I must sell it. It is in very good condition. Jimeade1344@aol.com Gypsy Meade 122 Rough River Rd Georgetown, KY 40324 9.99 w s/h THIS PAIR OF RUSSIAN (?) FOLK DANCERS ARE IN ROUGH SHAPE. THEIR BODIES FEEL LIKE MOSTLY WIRE FRAMES WITH VARIOUS CLOTHS & YARNS WRAPPED AROUND THEIR LIMBS. THEY'RE WEARING SOME TYPE OF SKIN MOCASSINS. CLOTHES ARE A MIXTURE OF LINEN(?), BURLAP(?) & WHAT LOOKS LIKE ACE BANDAGES ON THE MALE'S LEGS. HIS HEAD IS VERY LOOSE & HERS ISN'T FAR BEHIND. THE HOLEY SHIRTS HAVE EMBROIDERY ON THE CHESTS. SOMEONE WENT TO A LOT OF TROUBLE TO MAKE THESE DOLLS. JUNK OR TREASURE????? Slovokia THIS TRADITIONALLY DRESSED, 6" DOLL WAS MADE IN SLOVAKIA. IN ORIGINAL CASE. Spanish Vintage Beibi doll from Spain that is made by Muneca Artesania, it has native dress on and is on a stand, she is 9 inches tall and in good condition Debra Lauber 7945 N. Court St Canastota New York 13032 7.44 w. s/h Turkey   Turkish Bride and Groom. 4" tall, plastic bodies with mask painted faces.These dolls are old. Groom's costume shows wear only on the tussle of hat and the flaps on his shoulders need a spot of glue to hold them down.(this shows in the picture). The Bride's costume shows very little wear. Overall condition of both (considering age) is still very good. jackiesmith76@wworldnet.att.net Vickie Smith Turtle Court Baltimore MD 21219 8.70 w s/h

Turkey   Turkish Bride and Groom. 4" tall, plastic bodies with mask painted faces.These dolls are old. Groom's costume shows wear only on the tussle of hat and the flaps on his shoulders need a spot of glue to hold them down.(this shows in the picture). The Bride's costume shows very little wear. Overall condition of both (considering age) is still very good. jackiesmith76@worldnet.att.net Vickie Smith Turtle Court Baltimore MD 21219 8.70 w s/h


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Bulgaria

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Bulgarian wooden doll,manufactured by Gurko;stands 7 1/2" tall,2 5/8" across at base,cloth costume & features on wooden body;with original booklet attached(Russian text).Previous owner noted in pen on base date of purchase,1975.Condition is excellent,costume has minor wear

Cyprus

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FOUR VINTAGE DOLLS FROM CYPRUS. ONE IS STILL IN THE ORIGINAL BOX! THESE 6" DOLLS HAVE VINYL BODIES,ARE JOINTED AT THE ARMS AND LEGS AND HAVE PAINTED FABRIC MASK FACES. TWO OF THE BOY DOLLS ARE ALL ORIGINAL, THE ONE IN GREEN HAS ONE MOTH HOLE ON HIS HAT AND A SMALL STAIN ON THE BACK OF HIS JACKET.HIS SHIRT SLEEVES ARE A LITTLE BROWN FROM AGE THE GIRL HAS NO SHOES AND SOMEONE HAS LIGHTLY PENCILED A MUSTACHE AND BEARD ON HER FACE THAT SHOULD REMOVE EASILY. THE BOY IN BROWN HAS NO SHOES OR SOCKS AND HAS A SMALL STAIN ON THE BACK OF ONE SLEEVE.HE ALSO HAS HOLES IN THE BOTTOM OF HIS FEET FOR A STAND. THE DOLL IN THE BOX IS MINT AND STILL HAS HIS TAG WHICH READS " SOUVENIR OF CYPRUS.

Egypt

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Egyptian Doll - Muslim Girl. 7&1/2 inches tall. ----- This little doll was brought from Egypt some years ago. It is made of fabric, stuffed, and sewn. It seems to be of a young muslim girl, from the style of her clothing. She has a pink undergarment, a flowered dress, and a black shawl that wraps around her body like an apron. She has beads on her head garment at brow, beads around neck and a gold color medallion sewn on chest at bottom of necklace. She has a cloth face with painted features and her blue shoes have cardboard soles. ----- Condition: Item has very light wear. -----

Finland

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12" Doll Polarmukke Saami Finland NR This is a lovely doll -- she is made in Finland and dressed in traditional Saami clothing. She has the following stamped on her back Rovaniemi , Polarmukke , Finland. She is in excellent condition. Her clothing is felt - and the peak of her hat is leather

photo credit - ablack@sprint.ca (sold item on Ebay)

Germany

Beautiful german doll marked AM 1894 6/0 Dep Germany. Measures approximately 13" tall, has a leather kid body, this is from the turn of the century. Beautiful face with Blue eyes, teeth and painted features. note close up of back shoulder plate old crack shown as found, does not take away from her beauty.

Great Britain

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GEBRUDER BEERLI HAND MADE IN UK ELIZBETH OF YORK. THIS COMPANY IS LONG NOTED FOR MAKING FINE PORCELAIN FIGURES AND IN ADDITION THE CLOTHING IS ACCURATE TO THE PERIOD. MUCH RESEARCH IS DONE TO MAKE SURE THE DOLL IS ABSOLUTLY ACCURATE IN EVERY RESPECT.SHE IS 12 INCHES TALL AND STAND ON A CONE BASE.OUTSTANDING

Hungary

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This 7 1/2 inch doll is in excellent condition. She is wearing the Hungarian peasant woman's attire consisting of, a shirt, several petticoats, pleated skirt, embroidered vest and apron, headdress, footwear and handkerchief. The Hungarians are well noted for their elaborate embroidery as evidenced by this doll. She is of wire and fabric construction. Features are hand painted.

9" approx tall, nice little sailor doll marked Hungary. has little spot on cheek. Nice condition doll, painted features, cloth. Believe from the forties.

India

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beautiful doll all hand made body is stuffed inside with thread around and around the body this is a pretty lime color dress

Ireland

She's the "Dublin Flower Seller" by Jay of Dublin. This gentlefaced, handmade lady is patterned after the colorful Irish street venders. She stands 7" tall and has the original tag and stamp. There are several small spots on her white apron (the apron can gathered up and treated or washed). tjkeifer@amkeritech.net

Korea

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STUNNING DEPICTION OF THE PRINCE AND PRINCESS OF KOREA. DETAILED AUTHENTIC COSTUMES ON THESE 22" TALL CLOTH ONVER WIRE ARMATURE DOLLS. THEY ARE SUPER CLEAN WITH THE PLASTIC STILL COVERING THEIR FACES. THE ONLY DEFECT IS THE PRINCESS CROWN THAT IS BENT IN SEVERAL PLACES BUT COULD EASILY BE REPAIRED. SOME OF THE GOLD TRIM HAS COME LOSE FROM HIS ROBE , BUT IT'S ALL THERE AND CAN BE REATTACHED

About the dolls

   Message From: Afrikanart@aol.com Date: Sat, Aug 19, 2000, 11:29am To: echristian3@webtv.net Subject: Re: Korean dolls on Ebay

i purchased them from a man who looked to be in his early forties who said his father traveled in the service to Korea and Japan. He said they were made in the late 80"s so they are not that old. The depiction of the prince and princess is what makes these dolls valuable. The customing is authentic, and detailed. These dolls are not readily available.

Liberia

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This folk doll from Liberia stands 9 1/2 inches tall and is in very good condition. She is of fabric, wire and wood construction. She is wearing a print dress and head scarf wrapped in the tradional style of her people. Her features are painted. In her hands she carries a drum. On her back is an infant. She is attached to a small wooden base with a tag that reads, Zena Holcombe, Monrovia, Liberia

Mexico

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VINTAGE MEXICAN CELLULIOD DOLL

Norway

THIS IS A CUTE LITTLE DOLL FROM NORWAY. HER PRETTY BLUE EYES OPEN AND CLOSE. SHE IS IN TRADITIONAL GARB. SHE HAS NEVER BEEN PLAYED WITH, AND HER ARMS AND LEGS ARE MOVEABLE. INCHES TALL

Paraguay

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Purchased in Paraguay in 1958, this little doll was made by the Guarani Indians. He is about 7" tall and has real hair. His arms and legs are heavy wire covered with cloth and/or painted. His body and head are stuffed cloth. He carries a feather duster/broom which is one of the items the Guaranis make and sell for their sustenance.

Peru

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PERUVIAN FEMALE DOLL. 8" TALL, ON WOOD STAND. KNITTING SPINDLE, COLORFUL OUTFIT,HAT, jane_shoemaker@pmc-sierra.com (will probably win the bid)

Portugal

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Portugal Porcelain Doll Typical fashion of the time 1551-15555. Costume is all hand made. The picture does not do this doll justice. This exquisive porcelain doll is hand made by the finest Doll maker in Greece, Evelt. The detail is fantastic. Doll is all porcelain, stands appx 15" tall and is on a wood stand. I have Henry VIII Porcelain doll also. At Evelt studio with over forty years of figurine and costume design present ther interpretation of world fashion as near the originals as possible in fine craftsmanship, these dolls can be found in the finest Museums, Galleries and Libraries around the world on display.

South Africa

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These are made by a women's co-op in KwaNdebele, SOuth Africa. Bed colors may vary slightly. These are about 2.5 inches tall..