Raggedy Ann & Andy - FOREVER FRIENDS


Raggedy Ann & Andy™


An important new series from R. John Wright Dolls premiered in 2004: THE RAGGEDY ANN™ COLLECTION. This exciting series was based faithfully on the immortal artwork of Raggedy Ann's creator, Johnny Gruelle in his enormously popular series of Raggedy Ann books which began publication in 1918 with Raggedy Ann Stories.

FOREVER FRIENDS COLLECTION
A delightful cabinet-size collection of Raggedy Ann characters was made exclusively for THE TOY SHOPPE of Richmond, Virginia. The first items in this series, Raggedy Ann & Andy - Forever Friends, measure just 8" small. Made just like their large-size counterparts, both are constructed entirely of custom-made all-wool felt with delicate coloration, imported glass eyes, and wool yarn hair. A rotating joint at the neck, floppy arms, and inset gusset joints at the hips, and knees made for playful poseability.

Raggedy Ann's removable clothing includes cotton pantaloons, a custom-dyed felt dress with tiny individually-applied felt dots, and a cotton apron with a pocket with a little hankie inside. A tiny wooden 'candy' heart can be felt just under the fabric of her chest. Raggedy Andy is outfitted in his trademark buttoned felt trousers and matching hat. His plaid shirt is made of pieced felt and includes a black silk tie. As a special touch, in one arm, Andy holds a bouquet of tiny felt "Gruelle-style" flowers.

Despite their small size, both dolls are true in every detail to the original Gruelle illustrations. Raggedy Ann & Andy - Forever Friends was produced in an edition of 1000 pieces worldwide and came in a deluxe hinged presentation box with authentic Johnny Gruelle imagery on the lid.

DIRECT PURCHASE: This particular Raggedy Ann & Andy - Forever Friends is number three of only five ARTIST PROOFS made and comes directly from the R. John Wright archives in pristine as-new condition. The purchase price of $1,025.00 includes shipping & insurance in the domestic United States. [For overseas shipping rates, contact the RJW office.]

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