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, painted on white socks and black shoes.
Where in the world is Walda? Today she can be found in
antique shops, Goodwill, Salvation Army, Mission stores, other Thrift
stores, online auctions and doll shops. She's everywhere
and is usually mis-identified as a genuine antique doll by, everyone, it seems.
Thus, she affectionately became known as a "Walda" doll 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 to 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.
So don't forget, if you put her up for sale online or off, be sure to give her a name,
Walda, so collectors can find her.
Readers Digest magazine porcelain doll ad from the 1970s
to 1980s is shown below on right
Please enjoy a doll collectors Walda doll video
below on left