Vintage Little Orphan Annie Composition Doll

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Description of Orphan Annie Doll for Sale

This is a beautiful example of a vintage Ralph A. Freundlich, Little Orphan Annie doll.  Little Orphan Annie was a comic strip by Harold Gray that began in 1924 and ran for 44 years. The heroine was a little girl who had all types of adventures.

This Little Orphan Annie was made by Freundlich and is all-composition, jointed at the neck, shoulders and hips. She has molded hair, painted yellow with black highlights, round painted blue eyes with large black pupils, and no eyelashes or eyebrows. She was made in 10", 12", 14" sizes. This Orphan Annie doll is the at 12 inch version. She is wearing her original dress, onesie underwear, shoes and socks. Freundlich made this doll throughout the 1930's.


This Little Orphan Annie doll is unmarked as were most Freundlich dolls.

Condition of Little Orphan Annie Doll for Sale

The head, arms and legs have factory original paint.  On the torso the paint appears to be original but there appears to be some rough spots and chips that have been painted over.  It may be that the torso, which is not normally seen, had a rougher finish when it was made resulting in the appearance of being repainted.  There is a spot that was touched up on one shoulder joint (see pictures) You can click the pictures to see close-ups of the condition.

The paint on one of the leg seams is worn.  The composition in this area is sound and does not appear to be splitting. 

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There are some composition cracks to Annie's head.  One is at the hairline on the face.  There are some more on the back of the head in the hair.  There are also some pinholes in the back of the hair.  The pin holes may be from the factory?  The face painting including the eyes and lips is all original.  There is some very minor paint wear to the eyes and a minor nose rub. The face would benefit from some very gentle cleaning.  The fingers and toes have minor paint wear.  The soles of the feet have a rough finish.   

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Annie's clothes are all original.  The dress is sound with no rips, fraying or repairs.  There is some yellowing and minor staining. Annie's onesie is intact with no rips or repairs.  Some of the unfinished edges are fraying.  The shoes and socks are original.  The shoes snaps are intact and work.  There is no splits or chips to the oilcloth material,  The socks have no rips or fraying but are very yellowed with some minor stains. 

This is an antique doll that will have some wear and imperfections expected in an antique or vintage doll.  I make every effort to describe all significant flaws in my descriptions and show them in the pictures.  Please read the description fully and examine all the pictures to be sure you understand the condition of the doll.  The pictures can be enlarged to show the doll in great detail.  If you have any questions or would like any additional information on this doll please email me and I will be glad to answer your question.  California residents are responsible for California Sales tax in addition to the purchase price shown.

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Availability: In Stock

Cost Price: $250.00 Shipping & Insurance: $16.00 Dollnum: #230

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The shipping charge includes packaging, insurance and tracking information.  Dolls over $500 will require a signature when they are delivered. I sell and ship only to the continental US (no Alaska and Hawaii).  I often ship by UPS so the shipment must be to an address (no P.O. boxes).

All items are guaranteed to be as described on this page regarding condition, attribution and attire. If you purchase something from me and feel it is not as represented on this page please contact me by phone, email or postmarked letter within three days of receiving the item and I will gladly refund your full payment excluding shipping fees.  To get a refund the item must be returned in it's original condition and with all garments and accessories. If you do not contact me within three days of receiving the item, it is understood by both the buyer and the seller that the item is as described and a return privilege is no longer available.