Monday, June 5, 2017

Knickerbocker Seven Dwarfs Cloth Dolls

In addition to the 1938 composition Snow White dolls (seen in previous post), Knickerbocker also released a series of Seven Dwarfs cloth dolls. They have pressed oilcloth mask faces. Painted facial features with mohair beards. The clothing, which is stuffed velveteen, makes up the body structure. Colors vary. A few sizes have been found: approximately 12"-14" and 16"-17" (to top of hats).

Doc 12".

Doc images via 2dolls.

Happy 14".

Image via Hake's.

The set of 14" dwarfs (clothing with faded colors).

Images via Philip Weiss Auctions.

Dopey is listed in the 1992 Collector's Encyclopedia of Disneyana by Longest and Stern, p.135. And Happy on page 849 of Hake's Official Price Guide to Disney Collectibles, 2nd edition, 2007.

Sleepy, Doc, Sneezy: 17" examples.

Original Snow White wrist tag.

Images via Hake's.

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