Here is another doll to blab about, and I promise that it will be the last. You should be grateful I don’t still have my Farrah Fawcett, Boy George, or Michael Jackson dolls. I wish I still did 😦 . And I wont start on my cut out doll book collection. Although I am tempted to show you my Divine cut out doll. But I won’t.
It is my souvenir sailor doll.
Isn’t he cute?
The doll was manufactured by Norah Wellings for sale on cruise liners, hence the reason it ended up on the set of “Triangle”
Some history into the doll.
Almost all the shipping companies sold Norah Wellings products on board their ocean liners, with the main line being the range of sailor dolls featuring the name of the ship on their hatbands. It was a period of great travel – there were literally hundreds of ocean liners plying the seas between Europe and the United States – and for the majority of passengers, the trip wasn’t complete without a souvenir. The Jollyboy Sailor, which was introduced in 1929, soon became the most popular novelty doll in the Wellings catalogue. Over the years a whole range of Jollyboys were produced, in a variety of sizes, but all with the name of the Navy ship or ocean liner on the hatband and nearly all with bare feet.
The name of the ship on my doll’s hatband is “SS Orsova”.
I recommend you hire the DVD of Triangle, and see if you can spot my sailor boy.
My lost dolls 😦
There you go, all out of my system now.