ABG Turned Head Fashion Doll

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Description of ABG doll for Sale

I have a great example of a German turned head French fashion style doll from the 1880's.  This French fashion styled doll is 22 inches tall and was made in Germany by Alt Beck and Gottschalck (ABG).  The doll has a turned head shoulder plate with a closed head.  She has set glass eyes.  The doll is on a French styled gusseted kid body with bisque hands.  The kid leather of the body is in good shape and is not stained or brittle.  There are some patches on the knees and hips.  I have checked the patches and they are tight and the joints are not leaking sawdust. 

The doll has been redressed in a well made dress with a fur stole and a hat decorated with silk flowers.  The style of the dress is more from the early 1900's.  The dress is made using vintage and antique materials.  The dress is sewn on and it is not clear if it was made recently or is a vintage redress.  The dress is very well made and was obviously made for the doll. 


Because of the tightly glued wig and sewn on cloths I was not able to see any marks on the head.  Sometimes this head is unmarked and other times there are mold and size numbers.  The identification of this doll was done based on the distinctive face molding and the fact it is a closed head which is predominantly seen on this ABG doll. 

Condition of Doll for Sale

The bisque head is perfect with no chips, cracks, rubs or repaint.  The kidskin body has some patches on the knee, crotch and hip gussets.  The kid material is soft and supple.  I have checked the patches on the body and have insured they are well attached and that the body is not leaking sawdust.  The antique clothes are in good shape with no foxing, stains, rips or repairs. 

This is an antique doll that will have some wear and imperfections expected in an antique or vintage doll.  I make every effort to describe all significant flaws in my descriptions and show them in the pictures.  Please read the description fully and examine all the pictures to be sure you understand the condition of the doll.  The pictures can be enlarged to show the doll in great detail.  If you have any questions or would like any additional information on this doll please email me and I will be glad to answer your question.  California residents are responsible for California Sales tax in addition to the purchase price shown.

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Availability: In Stock

Cost Price: $395.00 Shipping & Insurance: $85.00 Dollnum: #342

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Terms and Shipping

The shipping charge includes packaging, insurance and tracking information.  Dolls over $500 will require a signature when they are delivered. I sell and ship only to the continental US (no Alaska and Hawaii).  I often ship by UPS so the shipment must be to an address (no P.O. boxes).

All items are guaranteed to be as described on this page regarding condition, attribution and attire. If you purchase something from me and feel it is not as represented on this page please contact me by phone, email or postmarked letter within three days of receiving the item and I will gladly refund your full payment excluding shipping fees.  To get a refund the item must be returned in it's original condition and with all garments and accessories. If you do not contact me within three days of receiving the item, it is understood by both the buyer and the seller that the item is as described and a return privilege is no longer available.