So I found this doll at an estate sale and he’s missing most of one arm, is articulated, and the size and feel of a real three month old baby. The lady said her late mother bought it used decades ago, for the kids she babysat for to play with. I bought him and named him Frederick after one of my own mother’s old dolls.
Because Freddy is about 60 years old, I feared sanitizing him would take his paint off. So he sat in quarantine for a while. I then tried a damp cloth wipe-down. Nothing happened. I tried Mr. Clean Magic Erasure. Again, nada. The paint didn’t come off and neither did sixty years of dirt.
So this little guy is as clean as I can get him at this point. Will do more research and see if there’s more I can do for him. Regardless, I think he’s adorable. I redressed him in yard sale clothes. He’s sitting in a baby seat almost as old as him.
You can find Freddy’s description near the bottom of this page- Doll Reference – American Character Dolls
Be Kind & Stay Safe.
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