Norah Wellings Bell Hop Doll
Circa 1920s to 1930s Norah Wellings Bell Hop/Luggage Porter Doll Souvenir from Banff Springs Hotel, Alberta, Canada! This chap has a smiling felt face, jaunty cap and double breasted uniform suit with little buttons. His trousers are blue velvet. A Norah Wellings Made in England tag is stitched on the sole of his foot verifying the doll’s authenticity. He is in very good vintage condition with only a bit of slight color fade on his legs and a small little dark spot on the tip of his nose.
Width: 2″ across his body and his arm span with arms outstretched is approx. 8″
More on Norah Wellings: “All her dolls are made of cloth. Felt, plush, velvet and in some instances cotton were used. The dolls represented children and adults, as well as storybook characters. They had stitched joints and various types of molded faces. The faces were hand- painted and sealed with a waterproof coating to make them washable. Miss. Wellings was adamant that all her dolls were fully marked with sewn-on labels (cream or black) – either on the wrist or the foot: ‘Made in England by Norah Wellings’..” Source: National Museum Publications
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