Antique Skookum Dolls - Set of Two - Authentic Skookum from 1930's and 1960's
These are two antique dolls that are authentic Skookum dolls. Both dolls offer a wonderful vintage look and while not in perfect condition, are still collectible. The dolls come from different eras and showcase the distinctive elements of the era.
DOLL 1 - the shorter doll is from the 1950's or 60's as evidenced by the plastic shoes she is wearing. The shoes are stamped with the trademark Skookum company name. She is wearing a cotton "camp blanket" robe, has a beaded necklace, plastic shoes and some kind of formed face - I am not sure of the material. The base of the doll is wood.
Size: 10 “ high x 3 ½” wide at widest
Condition: The biggest problem with this doll is the hair, which is a common problem with these antique dolls. The head is covered with black cloth and the hair is attached to the cloth. Some of the cloth has come loose from the wooden head and so the hair is not laying flat. The rest of the doll shows appropriate wear for it's age.
DOLL 2 - The taller doll is also wearing a cotton blanket shawl with an Indian design. The base of the doll is wood. This is a male doll and is also wearing a beaded necklace. The shoes are a felt which is indicative of the era 1930's 0 1940's.
Size: 12” high x 4 ¼” wide
Condition: The hair on this doll has deteriorated in some spots and the braid on the left side is hanging and not in great shape. There is hair missing also.
FINAL COMMENT: While these dolls have some damage and wear, the age is them and the character make then a sweet addition to a collection. They make a visual statement and if handled carefully should not deteriorate any further.