If you are a die hard Schoenhut collector, please be warned--the story you are about to view may cause you to have a heart attack. An antique doll is being ALTERED. View at your own risk, and do not bother contacting me and telling me I am destroying a valuable antique. There are hundreds of thousand of these dolls, and this one was in such bad shape she would have ended up in the trash.
This is what I do. I salvage badly damaged Schoenhuts, and remake them into one of a kind, "Artist" Schoenhuts. Sometimes I take a doll that is in GOOD shape, but has been horribly repainted--Sharpie for eyebrows??--and I strip her face off and redo her. My "Artist Schoenhuts" are in private collections, and of course I keep some of them. I am doing what I love, and not trying to stir up any controversy, but there are those who are absolutely horrified that I do this. Not your doll, not your call.
This "Miss Dolly" is 22" tall. One of the springs in her leg is damaged, and that leg has been strung with elastic cord. I do not like dolls with teeth--so she will not have any. I decided to try "carved" hair on this one, so I have used a product, new to me, called Sculpwood. It is a 2 part epoxy, sandable, carvable and just like wood once it cures. Hopefully tomorrow I can paint her.