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19thC Antique Miniature Child Church Rag Cloth Doll in Blue Calico Skirt




Price

$495.00 (shipping + $1.00 handling + $7.00 insurance)

Description

This is a Wonderful late 19thC to early 20thC Antique Miniature Child Church Rag Cloth Doll in her Blue Calico Skirt measuring 9" tall. Miniature cloth dolls are more like folk art and tell a story of loving hands carefully holding and playing with the doll. Always far from perfect, the early cloth dolls, and miniature ones, are for the collector who fully appreciates the less than perfect nature of the dolls. And the story they are want to tell. Some were made by the child herself. Small miniature size cloth dolls like this one were made by mother or child so that the little girl (or boy) could have something in his or her hands to help pass the time during long church services. This little cutie is only 9" INCHES tall and is in miniature. I owned this doll once a long time ago and several years ago, I bought her back. This wonderful doll is beautifully made with a one piece rag stuffed cloth body, the remains of old porcelain arms with soft stuffed cloth for most of the arm and porcelain which is basically the hand. She is somewhat jointed at the hip and will sit a little bit but is basically a standing doll. Beautifully made hand stitched fabric is stitched to the head for brown hair. This little lovely has an embroidered face and is wearing her original red print cotton blouse and deep indigo blue calico skirt that is stitched or pinned to her. Hand stitched pantaloons and white half slip complete her undergarments which are also fixed to her. Back stockinette is around her legs and the shoes are stitched black cotton fabric.There are some stains and soiling appropriate for the age of the doll. Wonderful doll. As a reminder, this doll is 9" tall only and fits in the palm of your hand as it would have for a child. I love miniature cloth church dolls and this one is from my collection.

Item ID: minirag-bluecalico-12392

Purchasing Information

Purchase Options

1. You can call me at (413) 774 3260 (9:00AM to 9:00PM Eastern Standard Time) and you can purchase the item over the phone directly with me.

2. You can email me at giving a brief description or item number of the item that you would like to purchase. In your e-mail, please include your name, address and state including the zip code, where you would like the item to be shipped so actual shipping charges can be calculated. I will respond to your e-mail with the total purchase price including shipping and sales tax (if applicable). If you would like to include your telephone number, that would be helpful as well. Please allow up to 24 hours for my response.

3. You can click the PayPal "BUY NOW" button at the bottom left of each item page. You can pay directly and instantly from your PayPal account. The link takes you safely and securely to PayPal. You know you are at a secure PayPal site when you see the green PayPal bar in the www.paypal.com URL placement. Shipping amount has already been calculated and you can conveniently pay upon purchase. I will receive notification that you have purchased and paid for the doll. The buyer pays all shipping costs. If there is a problem, please contact me. This is a commitment to purchase the item. PayPal payments are made to americanbeautydolls@comcast.net.

Other Purchasing Information

The shipping amount is not included in the listed price and is additional. The buyer pays all shipping costs.

Combined shipping is available if you purchase several items at the same time. The shipping will be recalculated based upon weight. I will also partially refund shipping if there is a gross difference in paid and actual shipping amounts.

Payment is due when the item is purchased unless other arrangements are made with American Beauty Dolls.

I am also able to send you a PayPal invoice if that is your preference and is convenient for you. Invoices are sent using your email address.

All items are guaranteed as described. I am always happy to work with you in purchasing an item. Check back as I am adding items all the time!

Domestic Payment and Shipping

I accept PayPal, bank checks, or money orders with payment to arrive within 7 days. I also accept major domestic credit cards using SQUARE. I ship within 3 days of receiving cleared payment. PayPal payments are made to americanbeautydolls@comcast.net.

For Domestic purchases, I ship USPS Priority or Ground to make sure your purchase gets to you safely and quickly. The buyer is responsible for all actual shipping costs including shipping, handling, and insurance. All items are always carefully wrapped and packaged. The shipping amount is contingent upon the destination, weight and method of shipping.

Massachusetts residents must pay a 6.25% State Sales Tax or provide a signed copy of a valid Resale Form.


International Payment and Shipping

I ship to the United States ONLY.

NO International shipping.

NO shipping to a third party address.

NO shipping to any freight forwarding services or any re-shipping companies based in the United States with a US address. I will cancel those purchases. I will make NO exceptions.


Returns and Refund Policy

Any item purchased may be returned for any reason within three business days for a full refund. The buyer shall pay for the return shipping amount. Shipping fees are not refunded. Please notify me prior to shipping. The item must be returned in the same manner and in the same condition as sent to you. All my dolls are guaranteed to be as described.


Layaway Plan

A 60 day layaway plan is available. It includes 1/3 deposit down at time of purchase, 1/3 due within 30 days of purchase and the final payment due within 60 days of purchase. Of course, I expect you the buyer to follow through with the payment plan with timely payments. If a default is made, the layaway sale is cancelled, and I will refund money already paid minus a 15% restocking fee. A layaway plan is a courtesy offered to the buyer and must be approved first.


Doll and Doll Items Condition Definitions

NRFB/NRFP: Never removed from the original package as it was made at the factory. Package may show some minor storage wear or age with the contents in mint condition.

MINT/PRISTINE: Just out of the package condition with the exception of factory manufacture flaws.

NEAR MINT: As close to being mint as an item can be for not being in the original package, but may have some flaws. Flaws would be minor and mostly due to the natural aging process (for instance fabric may have yellowed from age).

EXCELLENT: Condition appropriate for age and storage with some minor flaws described. No major flaws.

VERY GOOD: Condition appropriate for the age, and may have some flaws from gentle play, storage or display.

GOOD: The item has flaws from being handled and played with by a child with flaws described.

POOR: The item is being sold as-is and is as described, and may need restoration or repair. Or may be good for parts.




Payment Options
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By Check or Money Order:

If you wish to purchase a doll by check or money order please contact me at giving a brief description or item number of the item that you would like to purchase. In your e-mail, please include your name, address and state including the zip code where you would like the item to be shipped so actual shipping charges can be calculated. I will respond to your e-mail with the total purchase price including shipping and sales tax (if applicable). If you would like to include your telephone number, that would be helpful as well. Please allow up to 24 hours for my response.

NO International Shipping. No exceptions.

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