Vintage 1930's Alma Felt Boy Doll

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Description of Doll for Sale

This is a nice example of a vintage felt doll in the style of a Lenci doll from the 1930's.  Lenci started making dolls in felt after the first world war and continued up to the 1980's.  The early dolls from the 20's and 30's are hard to find in good condition.  The wool felt is easily soiled, fades easily, and is subject to moth damage. Because of their success many companies started making felt dolls in the Lenci style.  This doll was made by Alma one of the imitators of Lenci. 

This doll is from the 1930's and has good color with no moth damage.  This doll is made in Italy by Alma and is 19 inches tall. It is a very good imitation of a vintage Lenci doll.  I have copies of Lenci catalogs from the 20's and 30's and one of them shows a Lenci boy wearing an outfit that is a close match to the outfit on this boy.  Alma even went to the extent of using 3 holed buttons which was a Lenci trademark.  He is in great condition with no wear or soiling on the body and clothes which is seldom found on a vintage felt doll which is 80+ years old. 

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The vest is tagged with an Alma label as shown: 

Condition of Doll for Sale

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The body and outfit is in good condition with with only slight light fading.  The fading is mainly visible when compared to areas covered by the outfit.   There are a few minor spots on the body and outfit.  (see pictures) You can click the pictures to see close-ups of the condition.  There are no foxing, moth holes or repairs to the felt body or the clothing. 

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: $45.00 Dollnum: #329

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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.