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Amelia Thomaston
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« on: July 30, 2010, 06:17:40 PM »

I went antique shoppig today and found this. It's $18 so if it's original I'm going back to get it. I know that the dress is modern. Whoever made it didn't even take the time to hem it. The drawers are stitched on to it and most appears to be stiched by hand. I don't know if the pictures will work. I'm doing it through facebook for now but later I can add them a different way if it doesn't work.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6492662&id=588183271

The doll with obviously modern clothes.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6492662&id=588183271#!/photo.php?pid=6492659&id=588183271&fbid=467116153271

It says "by Granny Greer '05" on the neck. Doesn't look like it was written with a ball poiont pen though.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6492662&id=588183271#!/photo.php?pid=6492661&id=588183271&fbid=467116173271

The drawers made out of linen

This link should work.  http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=254887&l=2e57b4d256&id=588183271
Thanks for any help!
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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2010, 09:46:20 PM »

Amelia, I cant see your pictures your links only go to face book log in page. I did a fast search for "Granny Greer 05" and came up with this site...  http://catsinthebarn.com/shop/e-patterns/spring-or-summer-patterns/second-primitive-prairie-doll-104-pattern/prod_17.html     
Home made cloth dolls can be hard to date. Here are a few links that might help. But basically as a doll collector I'd say if you like it and want it, and you don't think the price is to high then buy it. I don't buy dolls as an investment, I just love dolls.
  http://www.antiquedolls-collectors-onlineadvisors.com/Cloth-Dolls.html
 
http://www.theriaults.com/auctions/avantresults.cfm this one is a fun site go to search and type in what your looking for...p.s. I tried cloth doll here and didn't find much. Good luck on it.
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2010, 11:31:55 PM »

Amelia,
I think it's a reproduction; one of those tea-dyed dolls made to look old.  Of course, it's very hard to tell without seeing it in person, so I could be wrong.  But I believe Granny Greer made it in 2005.  Could you tell what it was stuffed with?  That will give  you a big clue... if it's polyester fiber-fill, you know it's not old. 

BUT, if you like it and it's a good price, I say buy it.  I think it could pass for old, anyway.   Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2010, 10:48:33 AM »

Well yall saved me a trip across town and $18. Those look exactly like the doll. It is a pretty good repro from the dolls that I have seen. I liked it but if it's just a repro i'm not going to get it.

About the filling though. It smells like it was filled with sawdust.

This is why I always ask before buying  Grin If I had a good connection to the internet and time yesterday I would have just searched that name. The name though was really what had me suspicious.

Thanks anyways!
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2010, 11:36:19 PM »

I wish someone had been available to save me money today.  I bought a few things at a flea market/antique store today that I probably paid too much for.   Huh
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