Friday, October 10, 2008


Knitting Doll by
Russimco Ltd.

These new sets dated 2007, are an interesting
find as the box top is a reproduction of the
Spears & Sons Knitting Nancy box.
It is such a pity that the original
Knitting Nancy has not been reproduced -
I was so disappointed to find that the
spool knitters contained in these boxes
are so totally different to the Spear's
"Knitting Nancy"......... :(!!

Below is an original vintage Spear
& Sons Knitting Nancy box and probably
the first boxes produced in 1926.
Note the wording on this - keeps
our Little Girls busy - and on the
reproduction box it is - keeps
our Little Ones busy.

Below is the back of the reproduction.
These spool knitters are -
"Available in three different designs".

Above photo shows the leaflets found in both
the original box and the reproduction.

Below - this photo is of another knitting dolls box
set where the knitting dolls available also are a
Japanese doll and Eskimo doll.
((This photo actually shows the "Indian" and
Japanese dolls and
the Eskimo doll (or perhaps it is a Russian cossack -
what do you think???) is illustrated on the box)).



catsmum said...

if the japanese one was almost any colour other than pink I'd be over there hammering on your door :]
or breaking-in in the dead of night!

crazyhaberdasher said...

Dont forget - I still have some to finish painting!

strick_else said...

of course it's a bit disappointing not to find a Spear-like Nancy - but at least they are not ugly!
In flickr I will show you a nice box with boring content that I got recently!
P.S. and good nerves during the moving time!

crazyhaberdasher said...

Thanks strick_else!