Op shop gold
OH, AND WHAT'S SHE WORTHAugust 02, 2010
DO you watch Collectors on ABC1? That nasty business aside I have been an avid fan for a couple of years and one of the segments I lov...
DO you watch Collectors on ABC1? That nasty business aside I have been an avid fan for a couple of years and one of the segments I love is when people dig their precious bits out of the back cupboard and send them in to, lets say, "learn" more about them. I wait every single week for someone to not ask whether the item is of value.
Well, as it so happens, I have an op-shop find I want to send in. Meet Odette. Odette reminds me of a series of paper dolls, with accompanying storybook, that were about when I was a child. I can't remember the names of those dolls but there was a set. Odette is part of a set too. She was printed in France for Dean & Son, Ltd, of London, and has sisters Nanette, Minette and Babette.
This book, Odette and the Good Fairy, is in pretty poor condition. She's terribly water damaged and her head is hanging on with old and brittle Sello tape, but goodness, she is 80-odd - maybe even 90-odd. The gollywog (spelled golliwog in the book) and the cute little outfit she's wearing made me think she's a wee lass from the 1930s but I'm unsure. What do you think?
Oh, and how much do you think she's worth?