Penny Doll Set 1930-40


Vintage Bisque Frozen Penny doll set of 8 perfect in box.

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Penny Doll Set 1930-40-  Vintage Bisque Frozen Penny doll set of 8 perfect in box.- This set is so rarely found in this condition or assortment .The second firing was not done on Penny dolls so often the color is worn off but these have all their paint front and back. This smaller size is also not seen as often. The box is in good shape with the exception of a child, Jean Frey signed her name and “Second grade” on top with ink. “Japan” is in mold mark on back of each doll.3 of the dolls also have silk ribbon accessory. There are no cracks or chips and overall set is as close to perfect as I have seen in Penny Dolls. This is a great addition to your Frozen Penny Doll collection! dolls approx 2 3/4″

“Penny” dolls with the easiest to find on the market are from Japan but there are wonderful versions from Germany and France as well. These dolls are usually made in bisque and are painted in bright colors. Since the bisque is not fired a second time after painting the paint wears off easy. Value is more based on details, condition of paint and arm positions, with crossed arms the most unusual. The dolls were often sold in sweet shops for a penny thus the name. The dolls were also sold in theme sets such as a wedding party complete with a little church or a group of cowboys, cowgirls and Indians. It is more difficult to find these still in sets but they do occasionally show up. These are fun to collect since there are so many varieties out there. I like to display in old print trays with a sheet of glass on front so I can hang on wall.


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Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 10 × 6 × 2 in


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