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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 15, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House
Hello and Welcome To Our Auction! Up for bids today we are offering a wonderful and Rare Antique Rubber Doll. This very special late 1800s Dolly was made by Schavoir Rubber Company. She is made of White Rubber with no painted colors to crack or peel off. This adorable little 6 inch dolly was made in Stamford Conn. After doing research on the internet about this doll , I was able to find out why so very few of these little rubber dolls from Schavior exist. According to a few sources on the net containing history on the Schavior Rubber Company this cute little dolly was distributed to many Orphanages of the 1856 era. For some reason the children started to get sick and this poor little rubber dolly was blamed. Shavoir packaged this doll with this on the back of the packaging box, to discourage the claims of sickness " SCHAVOIR Toys are made of the finest quality white rubber and pure white pigments throughout. No painted colors to crack or peel off. Made and Machine Packed Under Sanitary Conditions. To clean , scrub carefully with soap and water, dip in boiling water to sterilize. THE SCHAVOIR RUBBER COMPANY STAMFORD CONN. Made In U.S.A." Schavior Rubber Company fought numerous lawsuits because of the illnesses this doll was believed to have caused. Schavior soon slowed down the making toys because of the great depression and started making bicycle tires and automobile accesories. This little rubber doll is one of the very few surviving Schavoir Dolls of the day and she retains her original box. She has deteriorated over the years as you can see in the photos. All damage is pictured. She is definately a sign of the times of the late 1800s. This adorable Toy Rubber Doll will make a wonderful addition to your vintage Antique Toy and Doll collection! Thank-you for looking and ! Shipping on this item will be free. PLEASE ASK ANY QUESTIONS BEFORE BIDDING. Please note that alot of my items and sometimes packaging material are previously used or come from homes or auctions that could have belonged to smokers or people who have pets. If you are at all sensitive then please remember this BEFORE bidding. If for some reason you need to return your item you are responsible to pay for the return shipping. Also if you have questions or concerns, Please know that I will respond to you within Ebays required response time. This is usually with 48 hours. I have been selling on Ebay for 14 + years and am an experienced seller that understands that problems sometimes occur. So if there is a problem with your item rest assured that I will work with you to make your Ebay experience a positive one! Thank-you! Bubbly-Bird :)