Sunday, 27 January 2013
For my first article of the New Year I have decided to share the four Norah Wellings I added to my own collection in 2012. I had promised myself not to buy anymore as I downsized my collection many years ago but once a collector always a collector. When I saw the Norah Wellings original box for sale I was hoping it was just the colour that was different from the orange one I already had. On closer inspection it also had different dolls pictured so I had to have it. It is from the 1930's and measures just over 11" long and 9" wide and features a photograph of the 'Novelty Dolls' series consisting of six dolls, Mexican Boy 'Panchito' model K20, Dutch Boy model K25, Islander 'ZuZu' model 109,Swedish Boy model K35,Dutch Girl model K24, Soldier model K44. The box has number 1002 printed on the front and it would normally contain the models that are shown. In 1936 this box and the six dolls pictured would have sold for 8 shillings . The dolls were 8 to 9 inches tall, this is interesting because the Dutch Dolls and the Mexican shown are photo's of 13 and larger size dolls, when they are found to be 8 to 9 inches they look slightly different than those photographed. There is also handwriting with 'Birds' written on the front of this box so it may have contained Norah Wellings Birds. Customers could order different models and I am sure sometimes these boxes would be used and contain different dolls or animals to the ones pictured. You can see my orange Norah Wellings box in an article in this journal dated Sept 2009 in older posts click on the side bar side bar 'More Articles On Norah Wellings Products'.