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Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Penny Doll

Went to local antique show on a whim last night. I've been doing since age 7. I'm a little older, now. I saw a 4 in. penny doll, stone bisque, jointed arms, molded hair and painted features. She was ten dollars, a good price. I started paying fifty cents and a dollar for them at ages 7 and 8. Then I thought, these dolls originally cost a penney or less, and were given as change at grocery stores. They've gone up in value 1000%!

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  1. My Grandma and Great Aunt use to bury their penny dolls in match boxes. Over the years she collected a few. I cannot find anything about them online except what you wrote here. Do you know where I can find more info on them? Thanks Debi

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  2. Hi; thanks so much for your post. These are also called Frozen Charlottes, and there is a lot of good information in All Bisque and Half Dolls by Genevieve Angione, All Dolls are Collectible by Genevieve Angione, Pat Smith's book on all bisque dolls, Helen Young's The Complete Book of Doll Collecting, 1967, My article "The Frozen Charlotte" in National Doll World, late 1980s, websites like Our Dolls Ourselves, or just google the following: Penny Dolls, Badekinder [bathing dolls], all china and all bisque dolls, miniature dolls, Frozen Charlotte. The name comes from an old ballad attributed to Lorenzo Carter. I will do a post on these dolls if we are all itnerested.

    Penny dolls when I was growing up and first collecting were the white or stone bisque Japanese dolls, all in one piece, sometimes with wire jointed arms. Some were given as change in grocery stores in the 30s, others had molded clothes and represented cartoon or storybook characters, or children from around the world.

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