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Vintage 1940's Hand Painted Bisque Nancy Ann Storybook Doll

5 1/2" tall Marked StoryBook Doll on back, safety pin closure, frozen legs, jointed arms, mohair wig. Some black paint missing on slippers.

Was packed away in a cedar chest, purchased from an estate sale.

If you were a little girl in the 1930s or 1940s, chances are very good that you had at least a small collection of Nancy Ann Storybook dolls. And, if you are a collector of vintage dolls (dolls from 1925 through the 1970s) today, chances are very high that you have at least one Nancy Ann Storybook doll in your collection. The dolls are also ubiquitous in antique malls throughout the United States.

Nancy Ann Storybook dolls are tiny dolls, from only 3 1/2" to 7" in height. They were created by Nancy Ann Abbott, and were first produced in painted bisque from 1936-1947, and from 1948 to the early 1960s in plastic. The dolls were produced on and off by various licensees after the 1960s, but the quality was not comparable. The 1936-1960s dolls are lavishly costumed in the best fabrics and trims, and are highly sought after by collectors today.

Vintage 1940 Hand Painted Bisque Storybook Doll


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
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