Nancy Comics Doll 1940-Georgene Averill


This 14” cloth doll with cloth mask face was produced by Georgene Averill in the 1940’s

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Nancy Comics Doll 1940-Georgene Averill is a 14” cloth doll with cloth mask face was produced by Georgene Averill in the 1940’s. She is in fairly good shape but definitely has been played with. The cloth body has a swivel head, mitten hands and floppy joints. Back seam has been re-stitched. Doll has original dress and hair bow with striped black and white topped socks. Dress is fragile with discoloration to white sleeves and collar but complete with both back snaps. I bought her wearing pink nylon bloomers which are not original but I left on (original were white cotton). She has a tiny rub on the tip of her nose but works with her tomboy character.

The cartoonist Ernie Bushmiller wrote the comic strip “Nancy” in the minimalist tradition, featuring simple drawings and punch lines that made it easy to read. The strip first appeared in 1922 under the name “Fritzi Ritz.” Bushmiller picked it up three years later and introduced Nancy as the niece of the flapper Fritzi. He eventually retitled the comic strip and made Nancy the leading character.What a fun addition to a comic book collection and amazing that it is such good condition considering it is more than 60 years old!

Reference: 16th Blue Book Dolls & Values by Jan Foulke   pg 39 place value for mint $500-$600 in 2003 this is a great value!


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Weight 13 oz
Dimensions 16 × 8 × 8 in


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