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RARE 1928 Effanbee 20" Lovums Nursery Rhyme Phonograph Doll with Record




Here is a doll to LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE. You are viewing an extremely rare LOVUMS composition and cloth toddler baby doll that has an EDISON wax record phonograph embedded in her midsection --there were SIX blue wax records available for this and a couple of other Effanbee dolls of this same period -- each play a different Nursery Rhyme or prayer.


Purchase of this doll INCLUDES ONE RECORD -- "Now I Lay Me" ONLY


Includes her Effanbee Golden Heart metal bracelet~


This FABULOUS and rare doll is in near MINT condition with minor repair to help ensure another almost 100 years of 'life' -- beautiful display!


LOVUMS clothing are replaced newly made cotton knit 'drop seat' pajamas in the "Nitey Nite" style;  I have added an original Effanbee 'eiderdown' robe that is in minty condition -- warm and cozy for chilly nights. There is a silk and rayon nightcap to finish her outfit.


She can cuddle up with her eiderdown blue-and-white blanket with kittens playing; she will have good company with her antique oilcloth elephant with whome she has made great friends.


Lovums is a TOUSLE TOT (tousle head -- caracul lambskin wig) with composition head and limbs that move freely and securely to raise and lower her arms. NOTE that her fingers have the RARE celluloid fingernails that only a short handful of Effanbee dolls had. Her composition is ALL ORIGINAL but for a light touchup on a couple of her fingers, and a little color added to the bottom lip. Otherwise the composition is smooth, even toned, and a has a healthy pink glow to it with no little to no crazing.  The cloth body has overall age patina and wear; the tape on the body is original as that is what was used to help imbed and secure the phonograph.


Her face is VIBRANT with eyes that sparkle with good cheer and, of course, LOVE as she gazes up at you, and raises her arms to be picked up and hugged. They are her original eyes and PERFECT with clear irises and whites and full, thick and even brush lashes.


The mechanical Edison phonograph is in PERFECT smooth working condition and plays the wax cylinder all the way through... I have included a video so you can hear her recite her nighttime prayer.




I will include instructions to the buyer on the care, playing and handling of the records and phonograph if needed.










RARE 1928 Effanbee 20" Composition Lovums Talking Tousle Head Phonograph

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