VINTAGE 1950s BILD LILLI W ORIG NEWSPAPER CARTOON - PONYTAIL BARBIE INSPIRATION

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 22, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House
1050s BILD LILLI DOLL
ORIGINAL STEIFF POODLE & BILD NEWSPAPER W/LILLI CARTOON & SWING
IN SHADOW BOX
Up for auction is a beautiful small Bild Lilli with her original Steiff poodle, Bild newspaper with Lilli cartoon, and swing in a shadow box.
The Bild Lilli doll was the inspiration for the first Ponytail Barbie. The "Bild" is a German newspaper and "Lilli" was a cartoon character in the 1950s. She became very popular and they started making a Lilli doll, which was made for adults, not children.
She has a very pretty face and nice, long hair. Her ribbon is a replacement. There is one spot of hair that appears to be shorter than the rest of her ponytail. It is up by the knot and hard to notice.
Her body is unmarked, her feet have holes and she is not missing any digits. Her fingernails have polish, and her painted-on shoes are in nice condition. They are not all scuffed as most are. And the paint on her body and face is in nice condition.
Her dress is sewn on, so it does not come off without undoing the stitching. I don't know the story on the dress. It fits her perfectly, and she has on a white half-slip underneath. It's a very cute outfit.
Her arms and legs work perfectly, but her head does not move. It appears as if she was split at the seams by her neck and when she was glued back together,
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