Updated September 2011
Not So RaggedyAcresTM
by Gayle Garbarino
Quality Collectible Treasures ~
~ Uncle Clem ~
~ ~ The Scotch Doll ~ ~
Designed and Created by Doll Artist -Gayle Garbarino ~
Gruelle first introduced his Uncle Clem the
Scotch Doll character in his book, " My Very Own
Fairy Stories "
Marcella's dog "Fritzie" & Uncle Clem Doll
In this same storybook.....Marcella's dog Fritzie gets ahold of Uncle Clem and ruins his kiltie and causes him to lose much of his stuffing....
Papa takes him away and brings him back as a new doll "Percy Policeman". However, he still knows all the dolls names and they soon realize that he is actually Uncle Clem .
Uncle Clem also appeared in many of Gruelle's later
along with Percy Policeman.....including
" Raggedy Ann Stories " ;
" Raggedy Andy Stories " ;
" Beloved Belindy ";
" Marcella " and
" Wooden Willie ".
In May 1931 the Volland Company introduced ten Gruelle-inspired
character dolls as part of a fourteen-item line, collectively referred to as the "Raggedy Dolls."
Included were Raggedy Ann and Andy and Beloved Belindy; a newly designed
Sunny Bunny, Eddie Elephant, and Little Brown Bear;
and a first-time ever Uncle Clem, Percy(the)Policeman, Eddie Elf,
and Pirate Cieftain.
The characters appeared in Gruelle's My Very Own Fairy Stories, Wooden Willie,
Raggedy Ann in the Deep Deep Woods,
Raggedy Ann and Andy and The Camel with the
Wrinkled Knees, and Marcella.
Rounding out the line were four non-Gruelle dolls.
Although Gruelle commissioned a doll for this character.......
I had never personally seen one, until I visited the Raggedy Festival in 2004, though I have seen pictures in several of my "collectors" books since I created my own version.
My doll is created from the Storybook pictures of the Uncle Clem character, rather than from the "original" doll. I did not realize there had been an "original" until after mine was created and I had sold several of them. I would be happy to create one in the likeness of the original if someone places a "Special Order".
Volland's ca.1931 Uncle Clem Doll
I felt he deserved preservation!
With his Scottish attire he adds lots of "character" to your Raggedy Collection!
He is a very popular and well known Gruelle character and is another of the more sought after character dolls that I have created!
He shares many exciting adventures with Ann and Andy and all the other dolls in the nursery;
while all the real-for-sure people are away from
home or fast aleep!
Here are just a
few of "MY" Uncle Clem the Scotch Dolls.....
He comes complete with a red
Scottish beret with plaid ties; a plaid
"kilt",sholder strap, and socks;
little red boxer shorts beneath the
"kiltie" (in case of a draft); black
patent leather belt
with gold tone buckle;faux fur "sporran";red
jacket trimmed with plaid and gold-tone metal
buttons; and black velour hi-top boots.
He is made of muslin with stuffed little "attached" ears and
nose,his brown yarn hair is stitched on, loop by
and his facial features are embroidered; he wears
the traditional red/white striped raggedy legs.
Each of my dolls, take on a personality of their
own as I add the finishing touches......
therefore, each will add that one-of-a-kind
distinction to your collection!
My "Original Design" Uncle Clem & Nice Fat Policeman
Here are a few of MY OWN re-creations of "Uncle Clem"
To Learn more about ALL of the Raggedy Characters..............Click on their Link in the left-hand column.
PLEASE..Click on each picture to ENLARGE !!