He was interested in languages so he kept the original paperwork for the doll because it was written in German. (New note - A helpful Ebayer wrote to inform the that the paperwork is a "newspaper" which was included with the doll for Bild Lilli to read). My husband inherited this doll and he gave it to me for my doll collection. For years we thought it was an original Barbie but wondered about the see-through bodice of her lovely dress. Somehow, over time, we realized it was a Bild Lilli, the prototype for Barbie.
The paperwork authenticates the doll as an original Bild Lilli, as well as the type of snap used on the doll's clothing. The snaps are PRYM snaps, identified as such by the heart shaped design engraved in the bottom portion of the snap. The doll has been well taken care of, is old, but in very good condition.There are small dark marks on the inside of both ankles. I don't know what caused that, but my best guess is it was originally on some sort of stand which left the marks.
Please see close-up photos provided and use the zoom feature to view. These marks might clean off, but I did not dare attempt to clean.
The doll has never been cleaned or altered in any way. A fellow Ebayer called my attention to something I never noticed before, there is a tiny area of missing paint (black eye liner) over the doll's right eye, please use zoom feature to view close-up. The doll comes to you from a smoke and perfume free home, so no unwanted smells will arrive with the doll. I will package her with love and care to insure she arrives at her final destination unharmed.
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Find my on Facebook at All Thing Mary Handmade Rosaries and Repair and Art Works: Mary Agnes Dalrymple. The item "RARE vintage 1950's Bild Lilli doll 11.5 Barbie prototype original clothes" is in sale since Monday, September 17, 2018. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Barbie Vintage (Pre-1973)\Vintage (Pre-1967)". The seller is "maryanka57" and is located in Huffman, Texas.This item can be shipped to United States.