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I should start this post by saying simply I do not know much of anything about dolls...and especially these. I'm going by what knowledge my research has afforded me. I acquired these three dolls at a recent estate sale and they were all three together in one box in a bigger lot of other things that I purchased. So I am unsure of the history behind them other than what I could dig up online.

The first doll was made in 1983 by the House of Global Art in West Germany by what the tag says. On the back of her neck are the numbers 368.00. There is a silver and blue pin on the front of her apron which reads Engel Buppe. Her arms, legs, and head are all soft latex or rubbery plastic and her torso is stuffed. She has blue eyes and braids in her hair with white flowers and a pair of black shoes on her feet. She is wearing white cloth shorts with a slip over them with a lace bottom, as well as a white frilly collared shirt with a patterned button-up long sleeve over it and a red apron that ties around back.

The second doll I am entirely unsure of. I could find nothing like it online and it appears to me at least to be handmade. I could find no markings or tags on it anywhere so I was not able to identify it. Its head is made of clay as well as its hands, which have an interesting pattern of reddish pink dots painted on them. She has black hair and is wearing a straw woven hat with a red ribbon and has a red ribbon in her hair also. She is wearing what I would call white cloth long john style underwears of a sort underneath a beautiful long sleeved long dress with a colorful floral pattern and black lace highlights. She also has black shoes on her feet. This is by far my favorite of the three as it appears to be unique and quite possibly one of a kind.

The third doll is also German. It has a rubbery plastic or latex head as well, however the rest of the doll is stuffed or plush or whatever they call that. Her hair is just a bit disheveled and could use some attention from someone much more capable and knowledgeable than I. It still looks magnificent it's just off a bit like when you have bed head first thing in the morning LOL. The back of her neck is etched with "Creation Marie-Luic". She has black knitted leggings and brown knitted socks as well as a long-sleeve cloth collared dress with an overlying long, brown, and frilled-at-the-shoulders apron with a big pocket on the front.

I had them looked at and I was advised these could be valued as high as $150 for each of the dolls on the ends... And at the same time told that the one in the middle could be worth anything from $50 to potentially priceless if put to the right auction. I am not greedy nor am I seeking top dollar. I am only interested in passing these along to someone who will appreciate and properly care for them. They have been stored for quite a while it appears and could use a tender loving hand to primp and polish them for display. As always I leave my antiques untouched just the way I received them and allow the experts the chance to work their own magic. As such, I am asking $35/doll or I will accept $100 for all three. please feel free to call or text me with any questions you may have.

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