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A small, metal viewing coffin with the unnerving inscription, “Don’t talk so much.” From the viewing window a strange, pale countenance started out. These are no ordinary playthings. The dolls originated in the US during the Victorian era and were called Frozen Charlottes (or Charlie for males) dolls. The dolls were made in response to the enormous popularity of a song “Fair Charlotte,” which was based on an 1843 poem penned by Maine journalist, Seba Smith, entitled, “A Corpse Going to a Ball.”

Happy Birthday, There's a Corpse in Your Cake!

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1932 Occupied Japan Porcelain Doll

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Giant 1924 Effanbee Bubbles 26" Composition Antique Vintage Doll

Antique Flapper Doll on Swing Late 1800s.....just gorgeous !!