Original blue broadcloth suit with orange flannel coat. Brown shoes sewn on as part of body.
Bald head with cord opening in back.
"Ideal Doll" imprint set below cord opening.
Composite hands. Cracking and chipping are not uncommon for dolls of this age.
In the 1938 wholesale catalog of L. Gould & Co. of Chicago (p.312), store owners could purchase a dozen of these ventriloquist dolls for $48.00. Dopey's original hat and belt are pictured.
We'll take a closer look at the other Ideal Snow White dolls in a future post.
And here's the Dopey ventriloquist doll again, this time in a 1939 retail catalog. Price $4.20 each.
Catalog pages via gdawg.