Knickerbocker Raggedy Ann & Andy Dolls
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Embraceables (or Huggables)
These small 9" dolls are stitched together in a perpetual hug.
Another variation of color and print, I've been told that these dolls are sometimes referred to as Bicentennial Editions so they were actually made in the 70s to celebrate our country's 200th birthday! (I did see them listed in an 80s Sears catalog, so I don't know how long they were actually marketed.)
On first examination, this pair of Raggedy Andy and Ann look like your typical, 16" common size 1960s Knickerbocker dolls. However, in turning them over I discovered that they are the hard to find MUSICAL dolls! Each tag states Knickerbocker "Joy of a Toy" but there is no mention of music on the tag. They each play a different tune. Andy plays, "Mary Had a Little Lamb" or "A..B..C.." depending on how you look at it, and Ann plays "London Bridges Falling Down." Finding one of these rare dolls is a treat but to find a pair in as nice of condition as these two is truly a, "Joy of a Toy!!"
Another cute version of Raggedy Ann by Macmillan Inc.
Like the bean bag dolls above, this doll is also from 1991. She is tagged "Little Raggedy Ann" and stands about 12"tall. She has a cloth "rag" body with a large head made of vinyl. Her yarn hair is bright pink instead of the traditional red. These too, have become collectible. There is an Andy "out there" to match.
The popularity of Raggedy Ann & Andy over the years has spilled over into lots of different collectible merchandise. Here are a couple of examples of some of the paper dolls I have come across.
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