What a darling young man! So few boys to add to your doll collection it seems. There are a LOT of Patsy dolls with no boys to keep a natural balance in life!
NEAR MINT !! ALL ORIGINAL from HEAD to TOE -- Never been played with for his entire life of 80 YEARS~ I purchased this fella' from the son of Skippy's owner. He said his Mom received him when she was a young girl as a gift but was never allowed to play with him as he was 'too expensive'. So he remained in a protective cabinet all these years, seemingly peering out at his limited little world from behind the glass.
There are lots of Skippy boy dolls out there, and even a reproduction one was issued at one time. But one in as MINT condition as this guy is RARE RARE RARE.
THIS IS NOT A REPRODUCTION and there are NO RESTORATIONS of ANY KIND.
This sweet little man has the most precious countenance... looks a little worried about joining the Girls' club!
Skippy is the EARLY 1937 issue by Effanbee of PL Crosley's comic character that was so popular in that decade. This early issue has the cloth stuffed body just like the earliest Patsy dolls; later he was issued with all composition limbs and body like the Patsy we are all so familiar with today. He is appropriately marked on the nape of his neck and stands just over 13" tall. He has composition limbs and head; the head rotates freely in all directions to help him express his innermost thoughts and feelings. His cloth stuffed body is firm and clean like he just left the factory so many years ago now.
Like all little boys, Skippy needed his hands and face cleaned (and behind the ears, too!). I carefully removed his clothing to freshen them from the years of just plain old age patina. There is little to NO crazing on his limbs, and NO CRAZING at all on his head and face; only minor wear to his brown hair. There are paint rubs to the tips of a couple of fingers. Otherwise, this little guy is the BEST SKIPPY I HAVE EVER SEEN.
His clothes are excellent, near mint, as there is a small stain on one sleeve of his crisp and bright white shirt. His black tie 'schoolboy' shoes are excellent, but he lost the sole to the bottom of each and one of his original rayon socks has a couple of tiny holes; the soles are easily added if important to you.
A most charming fellow to add to your Patsy doll family ~