CardCow Vintage Postcards
What a positive and encouraging 'Fortune' for anyone born in August. Just imagine receiving the postcard along with 'A Josef Original' on your birthday back in 1945. That's when Muriel Joseph designed and created these dolls during the end of World War II. Muriel and her partner George Good produced the 'Birthstone Dolls' between 1945 and 1962 in California before moving their Muriel Joseph George company to Japan.
Today a Josef Original with all the makers marks, tags, seals and in Mint Condition are valued at $40. Unfortunately, my August doll is not in Mint Condition. She has a repair to her wrist. When I first started this collection I didn't mind if the pieces had little flaws. Now that I am ready to sell them...I will have to make adjustments.
HERE is the Josef Dolls website.