Here we have an Antique German Simon Halbig K&R Doll. We found it difficult to measure this doll accurately but she is either 25 or 26 inches, depending on the tilt of her head and position of her legs.
She looks to be in good condition but her clothes are in very poor condition. We could not remove the clothes without totally destroying them so consider this doll a winter project for reconditioning.
The core of the item is intact and appears to be in good condition although there is something loose shaking inside her head. The eyes move fine and open and close. The head and arms are strung just being ever so slightly loose. The item was the property of the little girl in the photo below, being held by the doll. The photo is not dated but the previous owner was born in 1906 or 07 and appears to be about 9 or 10 years old, so you can do the math.
She died in 1994 at the age of 87 and we acquired the item from the estate of her daughter. The item was stored inappropriately which led to the decay of the clothing. Quite possibly its the same ribbon still in her head that is in the photos, over 100 years, very difficult to tell.
The head is a #58. This is an all original antique doll. We can not say if the doll was new at the time of the photo, or if it was a hand-me-down. If you are a serious collector of antique dolls, you probably know better than we do. Ew photos to get a better idea of actual condition they are a big part of the description and check out some of the other vintage items we have on right now!
For toys, games and childhood collectibles and all kinds of stuff! For more information or view the FAQ's. Granny is a pseudonym and any likeness to any person, real or fictional is purely coincidental.International shoppers, bookmark our site. Don't forget to browse my. G a l l e r y! The item "Antique Simon Halbig K&R Bisque Head Doll with Provenance Old Vintage German, 26" is in sale since Saturday, February 10, 2018. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\German". The seller is "grannysyardsale" and is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.