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Oops! Forgot to add that I found this at a yard sale and I'm not sure what it is. 23" long with a composition head (no markings), head circumference 19". Any info would be helpful for re-sale..Thanks! Maureen
Adorable!!! Love the face.
Nope ~ Not a Kewpie. I don't know of any Kewpies with a soft body, but they do have tiny blue wings on the back of the shoulders.
Thanks A! I can't find any head other than a Kewpie head that looks like this..still looking!
Here is a soft bodied Kewpie ~ Note the hair style and wings.
Kewpies have wings.
This looks like yours... is it yours?
I think they steered you in the wrong direction calling it a Kewpie.
If you scroll down about half way, you will find a Paragraph about soft cloth KEWPIE DOLLS with composition heads, "twenty-three inches long" (like yours). They were made by Margaret Steiff (who created the Steiff teddy bear). They are worth $6,000-10,000. (USD) and UP depending on condition.
There were other manufacturers who also made cloth dolls with comp heads.
I would suggest obtaining an Appraisal by a certified party. Call around, doll sites, etc.
Thanks Tom for the info! I'll be sure to check it out - Maureen
Hey Tom! I found one exactly like mine on ebay - item #370584611834..mine's not in that condition, but at least now I know that she's (he's?) a Kewpie..thanks again for the info..Maureen
Your link to ebay doesn't work. It's an ad for ebay. To make a link, copy the address in your browser (turn it blue and click copy). Then come back here and click paste.
A lot of viewers will click your bad link and not know how to find it. So here it is:
I don't think it is the same doll as yours. Size isn't shown and face, hair, look different.