In the1940s to early 1950s the paper identification tags were often affixed to the bottom of the dolls feet, labels or tags read in an oval circle; Trademark Registered, Patented, inside circle, Skookum (Bully Good) Indian U. Arrow Novelty also made dolls of cloth, composition, hard plastic and vinyl. The market for Skookum dolls has seen its up and downs over the years.As interest in them continues to grow, so do prices paid for them, particularly for hard to find examples.The palmetto fiber dolls that you see today are not exact images of Seminole and Miccosukee people, but altered impressions of features important to the tribes, such as hairstyle and clothing.Determining gender of a palmetto doll can be challenging to the casual viewer.Luckily for us, Skookum dolls were produced for almost 50 years and many have survived, giving us a good supply to choose from in a variety of styles, sizes and price range.Rarity and condition, as much as supply and demand, are the driving forces behind a dolls price.
Some of these include: supply and demand; rarity; condition; location of the item and selling venue.
MARKINGS: unmarked ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Large pair of male and female skookum dolls of braided hair, plastic faces, and wooden legs with fabric and felt clothes attributed to H. The dolls started to become so popular that Mary Mc Aboy partnered with H. She stayed on and was the head of the Skookum Assembly Division.
"The history of Skookum dolls starts with Mary Mc Aboy filing two applications for patents for a doll or toy figure on November 29, 1913. One of the applications was for a male and the other a female and in three styles - a male doll, a female doll, a female doll with a baby. of Denver, Colorado in 1920 to keep up with the demand.
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