Dream World Dolls
Dream World dolls are 11 inch composition dolls that had been marketed to the “common” household who could not afford costlier toys.They had been bought all through the 1940’s and had been obtainable with a range of costumes: historical, ethnic, occupational, and fantasy.
These unmarked dolls have facet-glancing painted eyes and mohair wigs which are glued on to the top, versus being constructed on a skull cap. Their costumes are stapled to their our bodies, so costume adjustments weren’t meant for Dream World dolls. As a result of very little handling by little mommies, Dream World dolls tend to stay in superb situation. They do not seem to suffer from the identical cracking and crazing as other dolls of their period with “higher” composition. The dolls put on oil cloth footwear with laces.
I’ve two Dream World dolls. Both are ladies of the French court docket. Their costumes have just a few age-associated holes, however the dolls themselves are in nice situation. When you buy a Dream World doll, you’ll most likely additionally purchase her unique costume, which makes her a real representation of her manufacture.
These dolls are delightful and are not expensive in any respect until you are lucky to seek out one together with her authentic cling tags and in her authentic field. They’re an ideal illustration of their period and typically get mistaken for Wendy Ann or Tiny Betty dolls; nevertheless, the stapled on clothing, glued on floss, and lack of maker’s marks provides them away.