Antiqued Walda Porcelain Doll video courtesy of YouTube
Magnificent Genuine Antiqued
Original Ad 1970s
Lowest price ever was $16.95
Sale! Now Only $3.88
above ad was featured in the back of Readers Digest
magazine, as well as other magazines in the 1970s-1980s. The doll
has a cloth body with stitched hips for bending, porcelain fired and
painted white shoulder head, stationary glass like eyes, painted upper
lower lashes, cheek blush and rosebud red lips, with porcelain
lower arms and legs. She's usually found in a long prairie like
cotton dress with bonnet, socks and shoes.
Where in the world is Walda? Today she can be found in
antique shops, Goodwill, Salvation Army, Mission stores and other Thrift
stores, online auctions and online doll shops. She's everywhere
and usually is mis-identified as a genuine antique doll by, everyone it seems.
Thus, she became affectionately known as "Walda" on the
discussion board, as she turned up so often, all over the place.
Yep, many people find one like her in their attic, their
grandmother or other family members home, when they are cleaning it out
and think "oh what a great antique doll".
Perhaps in another 50 years she will be considered an
antique, but for now, she's a mass produced porcelain doll, sold in the
1970s-1980s and possibly longer, whose value today is nominal. Giving her a name is probably the best
way to help collectors find her in the huge porcelain doll market.