On my blog, I previously posted about the "Bathing Girl" by Heubach Kopplesdorf, a sweet, inexpensive, small bisque-headed play doll still in her original box and bathing suit. This little golden-haired beach babe is also still tied into her original box and wears her original pale blue mesh bathing suit and matching cap. Just five inches tall, and on a five-piece composition body, this diminutive doll's painted eyes and closed mouth suggest that she was an even less expensive souvenir than the Kopplesdorf doll. Petite and pretty, she could win over a little girl's heart at a seaside resort without doing any real damage to Papa's or Mama's vacation budget. The back of doll's head is incised with an intertwined "W&S," the mark of the German firm of Walther and Sohn, and "Made in Germany."
On one end of the box is a paper label for recording the inventory number, with notations written in pencil. Most genuine old boxes have some sort or label or identification number on the outside of the box. These labels let an importer or shop owner know at a glance the contents without having to peek inside.