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Treasure 12/14/17


12/21/17



 Dear Donna,

This is a bunny doll toy that belonged to my mom. It is almost 11 inches tall. Besides a little paint off the feet it has remained in great condition. There is string that runs up inside and metal hooks at the arm and leg sockets and at the head so the limbs move. There are no dates or markings.
My mom made it a little outfit that it wears but removed so you could see it in its entirety.
Any information you can give me will be much appreciated.
Marsha 
 
Dear Marsha, 
What you have from your mom is a doll made by Ralph A Freundlich. They aren’t marked so they can be very hard to identify. Your rabbit is most likely from the late 1930s to the early 1940s. This is when Freundlich moved to Massachusetts from New York and began making novelty dolls. It’s considered a composition doll. When this rabbit doll was made they had other friends as well, like piggy-headed dolls and other animals.
I found a couple of examples out in the market and saw they were sold for around $100+ and some stated they were rarer, so I think you found a little treasure. 

Donna Welch has spent more than 20 years in the antiques and collectibles field and owns From Out Of The Woods Antique Center in Goffstown (fromoutofthewoodsantiques.com). To find out about your antique or collectible, send a clear photo of the object and information about it to Donna Welch, From Out Of The Woods Antique Center, 465 Mast Road, Goffstown, N.H., 03045. Or email her at footwdw@aol.com. Or drop by the shop (call first, 624-8668). 





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