Dream World Arabian Boy or Rudolph Valentino Sheik Doll - 11 inch Composition Doll - Vintage 1940s Compo

Dream World Arabian Boy or Rudolph Valentino Sheik Doll - 11 inch Composition Doll - Vintage 1940s Compo

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  • Vintage from the 1940s
  • Materials: composition, fabric, leather, trims, staples

  • Height: 11 inches

This composition doll was made by Dream World between the late 1930s and 1950. He is made of composition, jointed at the neck, shoulders and hips. He has some crazing to his face and a crack up the back of his head.

His original outfit is stapled to him. He wears a long satin headscarf which comes up under his arms to make a cape. It is not as bright red as it looks in the photos, more of an orange-red. It is trimmed with gold metallic braid which has tarnished. He also wears a red and white checked shirt and jacquard trousers. His clothing may have a few tiny holes but is overall not bad for the age. I think his leather boots were added later - they are the fingers of gloves. The ribbon around the bottom of the trousers was likely added at that time, since they are glued on.

He may have been sold as a Middle Eastern or Arab doll (there was a matching girl doll), but I have also heard that he was sold as Rudolph Valentino, star of the silent film "The Sheik." Although Valentino died in 1926, his popularity endured and his films were reissued in the 1930s.

Vintage dolls may not meet contemporary safety standards for children, and should be considered collectibles for adults only.

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Michelle TAYLOR Jan 26, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Tiny Terri Lee fell asleep during her long trip to Texas. Initially she had adjust her eyes to the bright sunlight to wake up from her long travel. She is adjusting to her new home that she could barely stay still for the photograph. Her beauty is beyond words. She is adjusting well to be a new Texan. She says hi y'all. I made it to safely to my new home. Love, Tiny Terri Lee.

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rascalshouse6 Mar 6, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

I am glad I took a chance on ZuZu. She is glorious and even better looking in person. I own a Uneeda Biscuit Kid so ZuZu will make a great companion. Thank you for the careful packaging and super speedy delivery. Hoping to do business with you again.

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Ruth Elsesser Mar 12, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

I love the doll clothes for the Little Miss Revlon doll I purchased from this vendor. My doll finally has some new duds after more than 60 years. They arrived in original boxes packed perfectly so there was no damage. I took a picture of my doll modeling the top and skirt out of the sets I purchased. I was also pleased with how quickly they arrived.

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sillhouette Jan 15, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

it's possible! for a plain cardboard package with a doll to be delivered... thank heaven for seller using pounds of bubble wrap because the box arrived literally shredded, i kid you not, as if it had been on the hill last week. no stars for usps, boo, hiss. but she arrived magically safe, sound, doggone clean and beautiful. the photo doesn't show it but she has a sequinned butterfly on her bodice! and purple satin slippers! and her wand. really lovely. great seller, fast shipping, arrived on time. 5 very possible stars. thank you. happy new year. :)

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