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C1940 Hand Made Raggedy Ann Andy Doll Pair Fabulous Big Hands 20 inch




Price

$195.00 (shipping + $1.00 handling + $3.00 insurance)

Description

If you are like me, you love the old C1930-50 hand made one-of-a-kind Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls that were made by mothers everywhere. McCall published a pattern in 1940 with instructions to make a 19" doll. But hand made Raggedy dolls were made by mothers even before that. Each and every one is unique and has its own personality and look. I am a doll dealer and I did not intend to seek out Raggedy Ann and Andy, but they more or less sought me out. I would buy ones that I found and put them away. In some cases, my purchases were a pathetic mercy purchase to give the dolls a home. I am now listing those dolls. For reference to these dolls, please see The Raggedy Ann and Andy Family Album by Susan Ann Garrison pages 65-68.


None of the dolls I list are in mint condition as Raggedy dolls were meant to be dragged everywhere and loved by the children they were sewn for. For the most part, the dolls were made from materials, mostly cottons, that mother had around the house. Many times the hands are stained from going in mouths and sucked upon. The floppy nature of the bodies lent themselves to be torn or soiled just like Raggedy Ann and Andy in the Johnny Gruelle Raggedy Ann books. So you can expect to see staining, soiling, holes, rips and tears, mends, stretched elastic, missing parts of the outfits and general disrepair. Even hair color and style can be unique depending upon the whim of mother. The older ones appeal to me and tell a story of its life and the times it was made, and the sentiment and love that went into the creation. No two are alike. If you like mint new Raggedy dolls, there are plenty of them available. These old hand made gems are special and each one is unique from the expression on that ever smiling face to the clothing it is wearing.


This doll pair is from my grouping and they are a 20" well made C1940 Hand Made Raggedy Ann Andy Doll Pair that are Fabulous with large hands that I call lobster claw hands because of the prominent thumbs. This doll pair is great! The rag stuffed cotton bodies are appropriately clean with some aging and staining to the face and hands. You can tell these dolls are a pair by their matching blue and brown striped cotton seersucker legs. Also each doll has a wonderful RED felt heart with I Love You embroidered on it (very unusual). Each doll has full thick red wool yarn hair and both dolls are fresh smelling. Both dolls have the large hands and enlarged thumb with some staining and soiling from being held. There is a large stain on Anns face, the pantaloons match the apron with elasticized red stitching which has stretched, but amazingly the pantaloons waist is still holding up (some of the leg stitching has come apart at the hem). The great blue cotton dress is in very good shape with yellow and pink strung bead print with the sleeve elastic now stretched as you would expect. The apron does not have any age staining or yellowing. Andy has some fading to the blue cotton trousers, all the buttons on his shirt and trousers have decorative stitching (some minor stitching loss to the back of his shirt at the waist), the sailor cap is pinned to the back of his head, has black cotton feet,and has some stitching undone to the back of his left leg showing nylon hose stuffing. Both dolls have Great embroidered features with stitched black felt eyes, red felt nose, individual lashes, heart shaped mouth and eyebrows. They are pretty wonderful!

Item ID: raggedy-bighands-4035

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.




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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.

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