Of all the dolls made by Ruth Gibbs of Flemington, NJ (late 40's - early 50's) this African American doll is the rarest. My mom collected dolls, we have many Ruth Gibbs, this doll is known, but seldom available to market. Believed to only have been offered in this 7 size. 323413777326 is a closed listing showing same dress print validating this is a factory dress.
One point of note is the lace heart shaped pocket which holds a faux Lincoln penny. The coin is tab mounted through the dress. The nose and hands relate some minor thinness in the color, but are as made and not worn. The legs will be padded to ensure they do not contact in mailing.The doll will remain tied in box with clean foam peanuts to arrest movement aside from external packing. This example is pristine and due to scarcity very desirable.
The item "RAREST VINTAGE RUTH GIBBS DOLL BLACK GIRL 7 SIZE MIB with BOOKLET & STAND HTF" is in sale since Monday, November 5, 2018. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\By Material\Porcelain\Vintage (Pre-1980)". The seller is "knicksknack" and is located in Mayfield, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.