Nov 102015

Photo courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.

This hard plastic Kewpie doll was sold by Cameo name but was actually manufactured by Effanbee. He is jointed only at the shoulders. He is a rare doll, and hard to track down, because many sellers will describe a hard vinyl doll as “hard plastic” when it is actually not the same material.

The true hard plastic Kewpie doll has little stubby brown painted wings. Only a few of the earliest vinyl Kewpies had wings, so that may make it easier to identify him from photos. He is marked “KEWPIE © Rose O’Neill” on his back. He dates to the 1950s.

His paper label has shifted a little – it should be in the middle of his chest. He measures 9″ tall.

Photo courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.

Learn More:

Collecting Rose
O’Neill’s Kewpies
by David O’Neill &
Janet O’Neill Sullivan
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Dolls & Art
by John Axe
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Copyright 2015 by Zendelle Bouchard

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