Updated August 2011
Not So RaggedyAcresTM
by Gayle Garbarino
Quality Collectible Treasures ~
P.F. Volland ~
~ ~ Beloved Belindy ~ ~
Designed and Created by Doll Artist -Gayle Garbarino ~
On July 1, 1926, Johnny Gruelle authorized
the P. F. Volland Company to begin selling
the Beloved Belindy character doll as a tie-in to his
forthcoming book bearing the same name.
The P.F. Volland Company's first Beloved Belindy doll was 15" tall.
She had hand-painted or silk-screened face; Her eyes were four-hole pearl buttons stitched with black thread "X";
solid red shoes & bandana, with side facing feet.
Her dress had a solid red top, which closed with a tiny gold safety pin in the back,
the skirt was made in a variety of floral fabric.
She wore straight white pantaloons and an oblong shaped apron.
Her white collar, sleeves and apron were trimmed with matching lace trim.
She was produced from 1926-1933.
An "Original" Volland Beloved Belindy
In 1928 Volland advertised an "Oversized" 30" to 36" Beloved Belindy doll, but none are documented.
To learn more about "BELOVED BELINDY" the character and Belindy dolls created by other manufacturers......please click on the"Beloved Belindy" link in the left column of this page.
Here are a few of MY OWN re-creations of the "Volland "inspired" Beloved Belindy" .
I have chosen two "reproduction" fabrics for the skirt of her dress.
Be sure to chose YOUR favorite, when you order your own !!
"Volland "inspired" Beloved Belindy"
To Learn more about ALL of the Raggedy Characters..............Click on their Link in the left-hand column.
Click on each picture to ENLARGE !!