Hello Sailor: Collectible Norah Wellings Sailor Dolls

There is always interest in my stock at vintage fairs from doll and teddy bear collectors, if it's not interest in the dolls and teddy bears I have at the time, many collectors buy my vintage children's clothing for dolls in their collections.

I wanted to share these collectible Norah Wellings sailor dolls, I picked up recently which will be coming to our next fair in July.


If you're unfamiliar with Norah Wellings as a doll maker, she was once one of the main designers at the famous Chad Valley Dolls from 1919 to 1926. Once she left Chad Valley Dolls she went on to form her own toy company with her brother, Victoria Toy Works.

All the dolls Norah made were of various types of cloth and sold worldwide and were made for various tourist industries most notable for the cruise ship industry, for which her dolls were made for souvenirs.

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My Vintage Childhood: Hello Sailor: Collectible Norah Wellings Sailor Dolls

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Hello Sailor: Collectible Norah Wellings Sailor Dolls

There is always interest in my stock at vintage fairs from doll and teddy bear collectors, if it's not interest in the dolls and teddy bears I have at the time, many collectors buy my vintage children's clothing for dolls in their collections.

I wanted to share these collectible Norah Wellings sailor dolls, I picked up recently which will be coming to our next fair in July.


If you're unfamiliar with Norah Wellings as a doll maker, she was once one of the main designers at the famous Chad Valley Dolls from 1919 to 1926. Once she left Chad Valley Dolls she went on to form her own toy company with her brother, Victoria Toy Works.

All the dolls Norah made were of various types of cloth and sold worldwide and were made for various tourist industries most notable for the cruise ship industry, for which her dolls were made for souvenirs.

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3 Comments:

At May 31, 2015 at 4:05 PM , Blogger Leisha said...

Omg Trudie I had one of these dolls that I purchased on a cruise ship as a kid ! I wish I still had it !

 
At May 31, 2015 at 4:53 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Awww Leisha. The amount of things I have bought over time because I had one as kid, or remember my parents or grandparents having something......I do it as a reminder and piece of them with me. By the way you might of seen me mention I'm doing a fair in July it's a three day fair and it's Brisbane at the Tennis Center if you can make it along. I'll have these dolls with me, as well as loads of other goodies. But most of all it would be great to meet you face to face. x

 
At June 1, 2015 at 4:15 AM , Blogger Vix said...

I've got one of those on my mantelpiece, I bought it from a jumble sale when I was a child. Mine says HMS Canberra on his hat. I did have two but a couple of years ago the other fell on top on a lamp and, being filled with sawdust, cooked on the bare bulb and nearly burnt the house down! x

 

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