I was recently in my local Salvation Army and I noticed this very unusual little doll:
I don’t really collect other dolls, but it was so unusual. And it was only $2.99, so I decided she needed to come home with me. When I went to pay for her, the person at the register pointed out some other dolls that also looked to be foreign. I wonder if perhaps they were all out of the same collection. I just wanted this one though, so I passed on the others.
After I got her home, I started really looking the package over. There was this tag hanging from the handle:
This tag on the bottom was very intriguing. Anyone speak Romanian by chance?
The doll is very interesting. She’s about 7 inches tall (including the base) and she’s attached to the base permanently, not intended to be removed.
This tag was inside the box, I’m assuming that this is the date it was manufactured?
I’m not sure what I’m going to do with her just yet. I’m thinking I’ll just store her in my china cupboard with my good dishes for the time being. I had intended on leaving her in the original packaging…but when I went to put her back in after taking these photographs, the plastic ripped! I suspect it’s because it’s so old, and who knows how it was stored. It’s still a very cool find for just $2.99!
Anyone have any info or ideas about this doll? I’m wondering if this was something sold for tourists? I remember someone bringing one of my friends these wind up dancing dolls from Germany about this same era.