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Doll - Dutch, Felt, circa 1940-1950 Object Reg. No: SH 900591

Hand-made, stuffed felt doll with embroidered and appliqued face and stitched- on plaited woollen yarn hair. Used circa 1940 - 1950. The vendor believes that this doll was possibly made by a child.

Felt toys were commonly used in Australia during World War II, as more elaborate materials were not readily available. Patterns could be bought from haberdashery stores from about one shilling to one shilling sixpence for making felt toys at home.
Hand-made, stuffed felt doll with embroidered and appliqued face and stitched- on plaited woollen yarn hair. Seams and clothing hand-stitched; dress, cap apron and socks of coloured felt, stitched on to body; also attached leather belt and shoes, shoes hand-stitched.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 31.30 cm (Height), 21.40 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: handcrafts, home fronts, wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: GAMES & TOYS
Secondary Classification: Dolls
Tertiary Classification: textile
Date Made: 1940-1950


brenda charles Posted on 23 Mar 2010 3:09 PM
i was given a doll in 1949. 10" high.made of a soft pliable material. something like thick plastic or rubber. the mark on the back is a triangle and the numbers 2426. i would appreciate any info you can give me. thank you brenda
Discovery Centre Posted on 24 Mar 2010 10:25 AM
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Hi Brenda - Museum Victoria offers a free identification service, however, to help our curators follow up your enquiry it would help if you could forward some images of your 1949 doll. To send an identification enquiry, click on the 'Ask the experts' link below and then on 'Identifications' in the menu at left. Prior to sending us your enquiry, please also read our identification guidelines.

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