I was recently asked "If I could only keep ONE DOLL out of the whole of my large collection, which one would I keep?" Without a doubt it would be this lovely old rubber doll from my childhood. I received her as a Christmas present in 1945, and I have treasured her ever since. She must have been the cleanest doll in Wales, because I was constantly bathing her!
She was made by the Firm of "MORMIT" around 1945 to 1946. Her Trade name is "MARIE LOU", but I called her "LYNETTE". (I have no idea why!) She is a "feeding/wetting doll" and can be "bathed". She is 16" high.
She has gone brown with age, but I love her dearly. She has "glass" looking eyes and she has a tube in her mouth to feed her through. Her hair is moulded. Unfortunately something was spilt on her face a long time ago, but I don't know what it was. She has no splits and I never chewed her. (I loved her too much for that!) I don't think she came with any clothes and the outfit my mother knitted for her at the time, has long gone. She is now wearing a long lace-over-taffeta christening dress and lies in a Victorian dolls pram.
The marking on her back is:
(Which doll would you keep from YOUR collection?)
You can see more pictures of her on my website.
(Website Id: Europe - England - 0064B)
(Website Id: Europe - England - 0064A)
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