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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Georgene Raggedy Ann - October Program

Jill presented an informative program on Georgene Raggedy Ann dolls.  Georgene Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls were made from 1937 to 1962 by the Georgene Novelty Company, run by Georgene (Madame Hendron) Averill and her husband, Paul Averill.  The dolls have five distinct faces, from the early black outlined nose dolls to the thicker featured dolls with four lower eyelashes.  The Georgene Raggedys are loved by collectors for their sweet faces and precious, diverse cotton clothing.

A Knickerbocker Ann, a Georgene Andy and Ann

Jill with a Mama Made from the 1940's McCall Pattern

A Georgene Ann with a sweet Knickerbocker Ann

A well-loved Knickerbocker Andy (Barbara's son's) with Johnny Gruelle book

Billye's childhood Georgene Raggedy Andy and Ann 

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