Collectable Vintage Bye-Lo Baby Doll

Category Dolls & Bears Dolls, Clothing & Accessories Dolls & Doll Playsets

Current price $50.00

Listing type Chinese

Location San Angelo, Texas 769** US

Quantity sold 0

Quantity available 1

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Seller string1958 (743)

Seller rating 100% positive feedback

Type Baby Doll

Theme Babies

Set Includes Doll

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This doll was purchased at an estate sell. The following is the information found on a note that was in the box with the doll when purchased. Appears to be a note from the owner attempting to find out info on this doll. This doll measures about 13 inches tall.
"Bye-Lo Baby Doll
June 19, 2009
Q: My 92-year old aunt gave me her old Bye-Lo Baby doll. She said it was a “Grace S. Putnam doll”. Can you please fill me in on this doll’s history and value?
A: California-born Grace Storey Putnam (1877-1947) was divorced and trying to earn some money when she started designing doll’s heads. In 1922 She copyrighted (“copr”) a plaster doll’s head designed to look like the head of a 3-day-old infant. Within a coupled of years, the doll, called “Bye-Lo Baby,” went into production with a stock cloth body. Later heads were composition, wood, vinyl, wax or celluloid and were made in Germany or the United States. The doll was distributed by Putnam’s sole licensee, George Borgfeldt & Co., a New York importer. These dolls were on the market until 1952. The dolls came in several sizes, and the value depends on its size, condition, age and head and body types. Some Bye-Lo Babies sell for well over $ 1,000 and others go for prices in the hundreds." See picture of note that is attached with the pictures.

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