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Lot 423: RAF WWII. A rare large Pilot doll by Norah

Collectors Sale

by Dominic Winter Auctions

May 13, 2010

Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

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Description: RAF WWII. A rare large Pilot doll by Norah Wellings, created for the RAF Comforts Fund, c. 1940s, dressed in a one-piece ÒSidcotÓ-pattern flying suit over RAF uniform, having pilotÕs ÒWingsÓ brevet to left breast, cream felt with detail accessories of zip-fastened flying-boots, gauntlets, and flying-helmet etc., the ensemble complimented by a parachute-pack with harness, to back, with red, white & blue parachute intact, uniform tunic of mid-blue velvet with felt collar and brass buttons to front, with grey cotton shirt and black tie beneath, flying suit with faux-fur collar trim to helmet, pocket has applied blue felt flash, inscribed ÒWrekinÓ, the collar having applied label inscribed ÒRoyal Air Force Comforts Fund - regd. design no. 337533Ó, the lady-pilot has blond hair under helmet, with impressed & painted facial features on pink felt with blue eyes and red lipstick, shows minor tears and a little moth activity, minor discoloration to face and other surfaces from age and use, 30 ins (77cm). A Special Edition doll created to raise funds for the Royal Air Force PilotsÕ Charitable Organisation; which provided relief for POWs, or families of pilotÕs who gave their lives in service during the Battle of Britain and the Air War 1939-45; with regard also to Women Pilots of the RAAF, and those delivering and ferrying fighters & bombers throughout the Second World War. (1)

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