When I was young my aunt Terrie used to have some on her treasured shelf,
Posted at 8:35 pm by 1909ventilo, on May 15, 2015
I found this Nancy Ann Doll at a sale. I usually don’t buy many dolls anymore but she caught my eye with her adorable colors! The polka dots, pink dress and the blue feathers in her hair. When I picked her up I noticed she wasn’t plastic like most of the ones I have seen. When I was young my aunt Terrie used to have some on her treasured shelf, If i asked real nice she’d get one down for me, of course I had to very careful! I read the company started in 1936 by Nancy Ann Abbot, she started with a whopping $125 dollars, working from her apartment 18 hrs a day! But by the 1950’s the company claimed a million dollar yearly gross producing 12,000 dolls per day! It appears my Nancy Ann was a fabulous buy! She has the original box, with the insert, she’s in pristine condition, she’s one of the first ones made that were hand-painted with handmade clothes, she has her original tag around her hand! She’s a March. I’m not absolutely sure but I think she maybe in the $250 range! I paid fourteen dollars. Thanks for reading my blog !! xo
I love old things! I’ve been collecting Vintage and antiques since I was practically a kid! I love researching the Edwardian era. … I am so… sentimental and concerned with things of the past…my family and friends cease to talk to me at times. I love period movies: Horseman on the Roof, Wuthering Heights, The Woodlanders, Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Bleak house, and John Adams. My favorite actress is Juliette Binoche, in the movie Chocolat. I know it’s just a movie but, I feel if people would act that kind the world would be a better place to live.
I am on a constant mission to discover treasures; I love one-of-a-kind items, no one else has. Because I buy too much, occasionally I sell my items; Vintage prom, purses, antiques and incredible Edwardian jewelry. Originally I started this blog for myself, my little space to keep all my research notes, price realized and my photo creations. It seems there is more to this blog now, hopefully you can feel my love for the past.
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