Composition Sonja Henie Doll

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Description of Doll for Sale

I am pleased to show a great example of a vintage composition Sonja Henie doll made by Madame Alexander.  Sonja has a composition body and head and was made in 1939. Sonya Henie was an Olympic skater who later became a movie star.  The head and body is not marked Sonya Henie and the clothes just have a Madame Alexander tag without reference to Sonja Henie. Madame Alexander licensed the Sonja Henie name in 1939 and fiercely protected it from other doll makers who were also producing skating dolls in this time period. Most of the vintage dolls and clothes Madame Alexander made were marked Genuine Sonya Henie all rights reserved to document Madame Alexander's legal claim to the name they had licensed.  This doll may be early production made before the legal agreement to license the Sonja Henie name was finalized. 

Sonja is all composition and is 18 inches tall.  The clothes and skates are all original in near mint condition.  Unfortunately one skate is missing it's blade.    Sonja's hair is in its original set with the factory ribbons. Sonja's face painting and lashes are in original mint condition  

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New York U.S.A.


The body and head are unmarked but the dress has a vintage Madame Alexander tag with no reference to Sonja Henie

Condition of Doll for Sale

The composition head and body head is perfect with no chips, cracks, crazing, repaints or repairs.  There are no broken fingers or wear on the finger painting.  The clothes are in good shape with no stains, foxing, rips or repairs.  There are some pencil point sized holes in the satin skirt. (see pictures). You can click the pictures to see close-ups of the condition.



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: $12.00 Dollnum: #297

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Terms and Shipping

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.