Are any of you doll collectors? I came across this little doll (above) at the thrift store the other day. I don't normally buy dolls, but she caught my eye for some reason. I think it was her face because she looked a lot like a little finger puppet I had when I was a kid. Anyway, something attracted me to her, so I bought her. She was priced at $1.75, so I figured that was a good deal, especially since I got a feeling she might be vintage, if not valuable.
I've been searching online for other Bradley Dolls, but not much comes up. I'm guessing this little doll was from the 1970s. I've found other dolls by this company, but they're a little fancier and are listed as "boudoir dolls" on some sites. This Nellie doll looks more like a ragdoll, although her face, hands, and shoes are all made of a hard material. I can't tell what it is — maybe porcelain. She came with a certificate of authenticity, but other than that, there's not much I can find out about her. It doesn't look like she's ever been taken out of her box. On the back it says: Made in Korea. Weird thing about her is that she has literally NO BODY at all. Her arms, body, and legs are just empty bits of fabric.
I'll keep looking around to see if I can find anything about her. I doubt she's worth much, but even so, I'd love to find out when she was made. I did find one like it on eBay, which is pictured below. These two dolls are being sold together here. I noticed they're only listed at $12 for both, which makes me think the one I have isn't worth that much. Either that, or the person selling these two below doesn't know either. If you know anything about dolls and can shed some information, I'd really appreciate it. I have no idea where I'll put her, or if I'll ever take her out of the package, but ... she makes me happy, so I'm good with that.