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The doll in my pic belonged to my great grandmother- i found it in my grams house after her death. I know it is old and in bad shape. I am not really concerned about the value- but i would like to know how old it is and where it may have came from. There are no markings on the doll. It is wearing a hair net and a paper dress-or what is left of it. I am not a doll collector- just trying to find out about this doll. Any help would be appreciated. I think the doll is from the the 1920's or 1930's from the note attached to it by my gram. (2 pics attached)

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I'm sorry, I don't think that I'll be able to help you very much (I'm no authority on these things) but I had to comment on what a sweet doll that is! If I had to guess which era she was from, I would agree with you. She has a 1920's/30's "look" to her. However, please do not take my advice as fact, as most likely I have no idea what I am talking about.

"Alice laughed: "There's no use trying," she said; "one can't believe impossible things."
"I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."

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Hi Gramsgirl,
Your impish doll is most likely 1920's to 1930's era.  I would put her in the "carnival doll" category.   They are very collectible....I consider them to be very romantic as they were  generally won by defeating a carnival game......sometimes by youthful young men trying to impress flirtatious young ladies.  The value lies mostly in the sentiment......and it must have been significant  as it remained with your gram through the years.  .......if only they could speak...........
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