Miriam makeba doll

Monday, November 10, 2014

Souvenir dolls from Bruxelles (Belgium) and Napoli and Roma (Italy) made between 1960s-1970s

These 3 dolls are  examples of  souvenir dolls dressed in national costumes popular in the 1960s with the name of the town on their apron. These types of doll were sold in a plastic case.

The very tiny souvenir dolls are made of hard plastic, and sold with the name of the town Bruxelles embroidered on its  national costume. Bruxelles is the capital of Belgium. This small doll was made between 1960s-1970s. Only her arms move. Height 9 cm.

The other 2 dolls in this picture are from Italy dressed in the Italian national costume. One is from Rome, made in the 1970s and the other one is from Napoli in Italy made in circa 1960.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Cornish costume doll from Penzance

This is an example of a souvenir doll from Cornwall. Height 20cm.
Tag: "A Cornish Costume doll dressed by hand....Penzance fisher women. Fishing was Cornwall's main industry. Women would salt fish for the store. Sell fish from from creels carried on the back and make and mend nets."

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The ‘Collector Costume dolls by Rexard" - Doll in Welsh costume

This doll is an early example of a genuine Rexard's doll in Welsh costume. Height 19,5 cm. 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Souvenir dolls from Wales made from 1950s to 1970s.

These 4  dolls are an example of a typical doll sold as a souvenir in Wales from 1950s to 1970s. The first 3 (from the left to the right) Knickerbocker dolls were made between 1950s-1960s. Height 19,5 cm.