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Anthony Of Solvang.

Anthony Of Solvang, real name Anthony Bulone, was the man who created the original Barbie Doll. He specialised in making molds for many figures. He made several John Wayne figures. Click to enlarge.

The Duke by Anthony Of Solvang

36" tall.
This is a library photograph.
Body made of composite and the head from porcelain.

John Wayne Flying Bust by Anthony Of Solvang

7" tall.
Made in 1991
Duke Bust in Flying hat.
Made from composite and sprayed to give a bronze effect.

John Wayne Bust by Anthony Of Solvang

The Duke.
Ceramic bust 8½" Tall.

John Wayne Bust by Anthony Of Solvang

Ceramic bust 9½" Tall.
Similar to the one on the left painted in a glazed brown colour.

Solvang dolls advert

Newspaper advert for the Solvang dolls.

The story of the Solvang Doll.

Anthony of Solvang made the first Barbie doll in 1957.

1984 Anthony's of Solvang 36" porcelain and composition John Wayne doll fully jointed and beautifully detailed to the likeness of John Wayne.

This John Wayne doll was not mass produced it was only made upon request of the buyer and each will come signed at the back of the head.

Molds used.
This particular set of molds is for a 36" Body Mold. These molds fit the Elvis, Rhett, Duke, and Quanah (Indian) dolls.

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Solvang Molds

36" molds.
Body made of composite and the head from porcelain.

Solvang Molds

36" molds.
Body made of composite and the head from porcelain.

Solvang Molds

36" molds.
Body made of composite and the head from porcelain.


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