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Vintage Yellow Ceramic Harlequin by Homer Laughlin Co. Fiesta Plate, c. 1938-1960 Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#Leaded: Vintage Yellow Ceramic Harlequin by Homer Laughlin Co. Fiesta Plate, c. 1938-1960

This little yellow plate was purchased at an antique store in Oregon in 2018. While there is not a maker’s mark on the back of the dish, the store owner had researched the plate and came up with this description: Vintage Yellow Ceramic Harlequin by Homer Laughlin Co. Fiesta Plate, c. 1938-1960 When tested with an […]

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#Cadmium: Vintage 1940s Nancy Ann Storybook Doll, Princess/ Bride

This vintage (1940s) Nancy Ann Storybook doll (princess? bride?) has a painted face that is 975 +/- 35  ppm cadmium. Her hair was also positive for cadmium at 893 +/- 34 ppm. The amount of cadmium that is considered toxic/unsafe in an item made for children today is 40 ppm lead and higher. Read more […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Queen Of Hearts Nancy Ann Storybook Doll, c. 1940

This vintage (1940s) Nancy Ann Storybook doll (“Queen of Hearts”) has a painted face that is 6,255 +/- 207 ppm lead. Her black painted shoes are 2,343 +/- 109 ppm lead. The amount of lead that is considered toxic/unsafe in an item made for children today is 90 ppm lead and higher. Click here to […]

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#Leaded: Vintage 1940s Nancy Ann Storybook Bride Doll

This vintage (1940s) Nancy Ann Storybook doll bride has a painted face that is 172,600 +/- 10,000 ppm lead. The amount of lead that is considered toxic/unsafe in an item made for children today is 90 ppm lead and higher. In general you should keep vintage dolls (both plastic and ceramic) away from young children […]

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