Raggedy Ann & Andy dolls

Johnny Gruelle is finest known for producing the world famous rag doll characters, Raggedy Ann and Andy. When the Raggedys to be the indisputable centerpiece that Gruelle"s career, in his love of hearts, Johnny to be a dyed-in-the-wool freelance artist, who felt most at house at his illustration board, make illustrations and features because that newspapers and also magazines.

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Marcella, Johnny Gruelle"s daughter, brought him one old rag doll one day, and also he attracted a challenge on the worn fabric. Pulling a book off the shelf, that noticed 2 James Witcomb Riley poems, "The Raggedy Man" and "Little Orphan Annie". Why don"t we call her Raggedy Ann?, he said. Or so the story goes. Gruelle"s family made the initial doll by hand, and also he offered Raggedy Ann life in 1915. She became a children"s publication character in 1918, and also Gruelle"s publisher P.F. Volland arranged to sell Raggedy Ann dolls as well.

The tie-in in between Gruelle"s Raggedy Ann Stories and the dolls confirmed a good marketing success. Gruelle averaged one new book a year for twenty years.

Reprinted many times, the books renew the character because that every generation. In the story kindly Raggedy Ann pertains to life when humans aren"t looking and also embarks top top adventures through her brave brothers Andy. Marcella Gruelle tragically died at age 13, just as Raggedy Ann debuted. However she proved up as a tender remembrance in Marcella: A Raggedy Ann Story (1929).

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Raggedy Ann value and also price guide

What"s her Raggedy Ann worth in 2021? here are some recently sold items.

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Rare Pair 18 Raggedy Ann Andy Dolls Molly Es Doll07/2021$900.00
Halloween Toy Store display Folk Art giant 6 Ft Raggedy08/2021$9.99
Rare Volland Raggedy Ann Doll W original Dress07/2021$450.00
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Comments (6)
Sara - September 21, 2020
I have near mint condition Knickerbocker 1960"s Raggedy Ann #445 and also Raggedy Andy #347. Is there any method that you could tell me what they space worth? They are from my childhood and I"m not planning on selling them. I was simply wondering if they are worth anything? I setup to happen them under to my kid"s some day.
Hi Sara, Knickerbocker made different Raggedy Anns with the years and also values differ. Ideal is to look in ~ this web page for part prices: Knickerbocker Raggedy Ann.

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Steve - might 16, 2020
I have a doll that"s tag states 1923 revised.1929. Make by happenings one boutiques Inc. N.Y.what is its value looks like raggedy ann
I"m sorry, I have actually no idea...
Rebecca - November 23, 2019